Curiosity Daily Podcast: Your Dance Style Is as Unique as Your Fingerprint, the Myth of Muscle Confusion, and How Animals Get Color Without Pigment
Learn about whether the exercise trend of “muscle confusion” really works; how structural colors give animals their vibrant hues; and why the way you dance is just as unique as your fingerprint.
February 24, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
The Myth of Muscle Confusion by Kelsey Donk
- Hutchinson, A. (2020, January 23). How to Make Your Strength Routine Evidence-Based. Outside Online; Outside Magazine. https://www.outsideonline.com/2408204/strength-training-research-2020
- How ‘Muscle Confusion’ Might Help Your Workouts. (2020, January 8). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/well/move/muscle-confusion-exercise-workouts-fitness.html
- Baz-Valle, E., Schoenfeld, B. J., Torres-Unda, J., Santos-Concejero, J., & Balsalobre-Fernández, C. (2019, December 27). The effects of exercise variation in muscle thickness, maximal strength and motivation in resistance trained men. PLOS ONE, 14(12), e0226989. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226989
How Animals Get Color Without Pigment by Grant Currin
- Color from Structure. (2013, January 31). The Scientist Magazine®; The Scientist Magazine. https://www.the-scientist.com/cover-story/color-from-structure-39860
- Hummingbirds’ rainbow colors come from pancake-shaped structures in their feathers. (2020, January 10). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200110110909.htm
- Rae Ellen Bichell. (2014, November 12). How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue. NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/11/12/347736896/how-animals-hacked-the-rainbow-and-got-stumped-on-blue
- Sun, J., Bharat Bhushan, & Tong, J. (2013, May 10). Structural coloration in nature. ResearchGate; RSC Advances. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255772388_Structural_coloration_in_nature
Your Dance Style Is as Unique as Your Fingerprint by Steffie Drucker
- The way you dance is unique, and computers can tell it’s you. (2020, January 17). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200117104740.htm
- Dance to your own drum: Identification of musical genre and individual dancer from motion capture using machine learning. (2020, January 13). Journal of New Music Research. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09298215.2020.1711778
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