Curiosity Daily Podcast: Types of Teen Popularity, Milky Way’s Black Holes, and Are Conspiracy Theories on the Rise?

Learn about whether conspiracy theories are really on the rise; why there may be tens of thousands of black holes in the center of the Milky Way; and, the 3 versions of teen popularity, according to research.

October 17, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

Please nominate Curiosity Daily for Best Technology & Science Podcast in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards! It's free and only takes a minute. Thanks so much! https://awards.discoverpods.com/nominations/

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Next Up

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.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: How Astronauts Clean Their Underwear

Learn why narcissism may come from insecurity, how lobster became a delicacy, and how astronauts clean their underwear.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: Yeah, About That Phosphine on Venus...

Learn about the surprising memory skills of infants; why that whole “phosphine on Venus” discovery may not be as exciting as we thought; and how medical science answered Molyneux's problem, a 300-year-old philosophy question.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Known Solar System Just Got Bigger

Learn about how mice seem to feel each other’s pain; why our known solar system just got a little bigger thanks to “Farfarout” 2018 AG37; and the history of quinine, the malaria cure that eventually led to the gin and tonic.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: What Rain is Like on Other Planets

Learn about rain on other planets; why Americans used to not use forks; and whether sleep or exercise is more important.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: Birthday Effect, Psychological Richness, Star or Satellite?

Learn about the link between birthdays and COVID-19; “psychological richness” for a good life; and satellites vs. stars.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: School Should Start Later, Daydreaming Perks, Hycean Planets

Learn about why high school starts too early; why daydreaming might be a good sign; and finding life on Hycean planets.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: Space Slingshot, Ancient Modern Pants, Lifesaving Silence

Hear about a slingshot launching payloads into space, the impressively modern-looking world’s oldest pants, and how moth wings are able to absorb sound to avoid detection from bats.

Curiosity Daily Podcast: Looking Into Space Is Looking Back in Time

Learn why soccer players miss penalty kicks; how we estimate population sizes; and how space helps us look back in time.

Related To: