TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Oct 23, 2020
How to be a good ancestor | Roman Krznaric
7 min
Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways we can become good ancestors -- or, as he calls them, "Time Rebels" -- and join a movement redefining lifespans, pursuing intergenerational justice and practicing deep love for the planet.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Is That Real Money or Fun Money? The Trap of Mental Accounting
Learn about how to avoid the too-familiar trap of mental accounting, the story of when a glitchy instrument led to evidence for the Big Bang, and the real science behind how to make cut flowers last longer.   Is That Real Money Or Fun Money? The Familiar Trap Of Mental Accounting  by Ashley Hamer Thaler, R. H. (1999). Mental accounting matters. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 12(3), 183–206. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/(SICI)1099-0771(199909)12:3%3C183::AID-BDM318%3E3.0.CO;2-F  Choices, Values, and Frames | Handbook of the Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making. (2020). Worldscientific.Com. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814417358_0016  Lehrer, J. (2011, February 14). The Curse of Mental Accounting. Wired; WIRED. https://www.wired.com/2011/02/the-curse-of-mental-accounting/  Mental Accounting Definition. (2020). Investopedia. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mentalaccounting.asp  That time a glitchy instrument led to evidence for the Big Bang by Cameron Duke A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Penzias and Wilson discover cosmic microwave radiation. (2020). Pbs.Org. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp65co.html Holmdel Horn Antenna. (2020). @apsphysics.  https://www.aps.org/programs/outreach/history/historicsites/penziaswilson.cfm Wall, M. (2014, May 20). Cosmic Anniversary: “Big Bang Echo” Discovered 50 Years Ago Today. Space.Com; Space. https://www.space.com/25945-cosmic-microwave-background-discovery-50th-anniversary.html How to make cut flowers last longer by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Lisa) What’s In Your Flowers’ Food? | Bouqs Blog. (2018, July 17). The Bouqs Co. Blog. https://bouqs.com/blog/whats-in-your-flowers-food/  ‌S.E. Gould. (2013, January 20). Making sugar from carbon dioxide: The Calvin Cycle. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/making-sugar-from-carbon-dioxide-the-calvin-cycle/  The Science of Keeping Flowers Fresh | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science. (2019). The Lab. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/science-keeping-flowers-fresh/  ‌Curtin, C. (2007, February 14). Fact or Fiction?: Vodka and Citrus Sodas Keep Cut Flowers Fresh. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-vodka-citrus-sodas-keep-flowers-fresh/  ‌Nell, T.A., Reid, M.S. (2004, January) Special Research Report #410: Postproduction - The Three C’s of Success with Fresh Cut Flowers (2) – “Cleanliness”. The American Floral Endowment. https://endowment.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/410postprod.pdf Nell, T.A. (2004, June) De-myth-tifying Cut Flower Care. Florists Review. P. 51-54. https://web.archive.org/web/20040618065419if_/http://www.floristsreview.com/main/june/featurestory.html   Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Neutrinos give insights into the workings of the Sun’s core
Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot. In this episode: 00:47 Detection of CNO neutrinos Since the 1930s it has been theorised that stars have a specific fusion reaction known as the CNO cycle, but proof has been elusive. Now, a collaboration in Italy report detection of neutrinos that show that the CNO cycle exists. Research article: The Borexino Collaboration News and Views: Neutrino detection gets to the core of the Sun 08:48 Coronapod We discuss the search for the animal origin of SARS-CoV-2, with researchers raiding their freezer draws to see if any animals carry similar viruses, and the latest vaccine results. News: Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia News: Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists 19:32 Research Highlights How sleep patterns relate to ageing, and a solar-powered steam sterilizer. Research Highlight: For better health, don’t sleep your age Research Highlight: Technology for sterilizing medical instruments goes solar 21:50 Getting women’s contraception research unstuck Since the 1960s there has been little progress on research into women’s contraceptives. This week in Nature, researchers argue that this needs to change. Comment: Reboot contraceptives research — it has been stuck for decades 29:35 Briefing Chat We discuss a highlight from the Nature Briefing. This time, a tool to summarise papers. Nature News: tl;dr: this AI sums up research papers in a sentence Try the TLDR tool yourself! Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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