Curiosity Daily Podcast: You Create False Memories of Daily Tasks, Dogs Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field, and There’s No Up or Down in Space

Learn about why you have false memories of doing daily tasks; how we know that dogs might be able to sense Earth’s magnetic field via magnetoreception; and the science behind why there’s no up or down in space.

August 17, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

Science confirms we create false memories of doing daily tasks by Steffie Drucker

Dogs might be able to sense Earth’s magnetic field by Cameron Duke

In Outer Space, There Is No Up or Down by Joanie Faletto

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