Episode Show Notes:
Finally, the first-ever scientific tool to cure hiccups by Grant Currin
- Team describes science-based hiccups intervention. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoth-tds061821.php
- Alvarez, J., Anderson, J. M., Snyder, P. L., Mirahmadizadeh, A., Godoy, D. A., Fox, M., & Seifi, A. (2021). Evaluation of the Forced Inspiratory Suction and Swallow Tool to Stop Hiccups. JAMA Network Open, 4(6), e2113933. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13933
- https://newatlas.com/author/ben-coxworth. (2021, June 21). Drinking device claimed to help halt hiccups. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/fisst-hiccaway-hiccups/
- Herndon, J. (2018, May 29). Why Do We Hiccup? Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/why-do-we-hiccup#Why-we-get-hiccups
Corvids owe big brains to parenting/long childhoods by Steffie Drucker
- Extended parenting helps young birds grow smarter. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/mpif-eph052920.php
- Heidt, A. (2020, June 8). Like humans, these big-brained birds may owe their smarts to long childhoods. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/humans-these-big-brained-birds-may-owe-their-smarts-long-childhoods
- Extended parenting and the evolution of cognition | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (2020). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rstb.2019.0495
If space is full of nothing, how can spacecraft move? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Nathan in Clive, Iowa)
- How does a rocket work in space where there is no air to push against? | Science Guys | Union University, a Christian College in Tennessee. (2014). Uu.edu. https://www.uu.edu/dept/physics/scienceguys/2002Sept.cfm
- Howell, E. (2013, April 9). How Do Space Rockets Work Without Air? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/34475-how-do-space-rockets-work-without-air.html
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Curiosity Daily Podcast: Do Rocket Stages Ever Hit Ships? (w/ NASA’s Cody Chambers)
Learn about how saying no to kids makes them more resourceful and why humans aren’t the only animals capable of deception. We’ll also answer a listener question about whether rocket stages ever hit ships in the ocean, with a little help from Cody Chambers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Slowly Aging Americans, The HAMMER Asteroid Spacecraft, and Elevator Mirrors
Learn about how Americans are aging more slowly than ever; how the HAMMER spacecraft could save our planet from killer asteroids; and why there are mirrors next to elevators.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Anniversary Episode! Supersonic Packing Tape, Chronological vs. Biological Age, Why Mirrors Are Next to Elevators, and Anti-Asteroid Spacecraft
Learn about how screeching tape travels at supersonic speeds when you peel it; how Americans are aging more slowly than ever; how the HAMMER spacecraft could save our planet from killer asteroids; and why there are mirrors next to elevators.
6 Months in Space Permanently Ages Bones by 10 Years
Astronauts on long-term space missions can experience bone loss equivalent to two decades of aging. New research suggests more weight-bearing exercises in space could help offset that decline.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Changing Someone’s Identity, Mushballs on Uranus and Neptune, Curiosity Challenge
Learn about how someone can change their identity (and their mind); and “mushballs” on Uranus and Neptune. Plus: trivia!
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Why Are Spacesuits White?
Learn why spacesuits are white, and how to avoid drama by breaking the Karpman Drama Triangle. Then, test your podcast knowledge with this month’s Curiosity Challenge trivia game.
Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic Successfully Travels to Space
On Sunday, July 11, around 11:30A ET, Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, soared to the edge of space as a passenger aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity. The space plane then landed safely at Spaceport America in New Mexico, making Branson's space tourism dream come true.
What You Need to Know About Blue Origin’s Launch into Space with Billionaire Jeff Bezos
The countdown has begun for Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 9:00A ET, Jeff Bezos and three crewmates are lifting off into space from Blue Origin’s Launch Site near Van Horn, Texas. Watch SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: BLUE ORIGIN & JEFF BEZOS GO TO SPACE on Discovery and Science Channels at 8:00A ET or at washingtonpost.com.
Countdown to Launch: NASA and SpaceX Crew-2 Mission
Liftoff set for Friday, April 23, at 5:49A EDT marks the second operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Four space explorers are heading to the International Space Station for a six-month stay. It will take them 23 hours to reach their destination.
Expedition 64 to Return Home on April 17
After 185 days in space aboard the ISS, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are coming home. They are scheduled to land back on Earth in their Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft at 12:56A EDT on Saturday, April 17.