Habits and Diminishing Returns (Ep. 64)

Coffee used to be amazing. The first time I discovered that I actually liked coffee – which happened after buying a Keurig machine for making chai lattes and mochas, and receiving a bunch of free coffee samples – something clicked in my brain.  Soon, coffee became an everyday habit. My head would pop up from […]

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Rationality and Precise Thinking (Ep. 57)

We’re pressured to have opinions on everything – but how do you know what your opinion actually represents? In this episode, we’ll scratch the surface of rational thinking with an analysis of heuristics and how they can cause us to gloss over the details that lie beneath the shiny, symbolic veneer of what we call […]

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How To Strengthen Your Mind (Ep. 31)

When you think of the word meditation, what come to mind? Hippies? Connecting with your spirit animal? Becoming a badass monk who knows kung-fu? Let’s throw all those associated topics out the window right now, because meditation is strictly limited to the realm of spiritual/zen practices. Rather, it’s a practice rooted in the idea of […]

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Study Advice From A Medical Student (Ep. 26)

What’s the path of a medical student like? How many billions of hours do they have to spend studying while the rest of us are at football games or, in my case, playing Mario Kart? Today I’m talking with my friend Ryan Nguyen to get those questions answered (though he has the same last name […]

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What liquid corrodes a penny faster?

What liquid corrodes a penny faster? Some people recommend the use of vinegar combined with other ingredients, such as salt, to clean pennies. Interestingly, when combined with other ingredients it can have this effect, but on its own, vinegar will tarnish pennies quickly. Does orange juice clean pennies? Copper oxide dissolves in a mixture of […]

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Why Coriolis force is absent at equator?

Why Coriolis force is absent at equator? Because there is no turning of the surface of the Earth (sense of rotation) underneath a horizontally and freely moving object at the equator, there is no curving of the object’s path as measured relative to Earth’s surface. The object’s path is straight, that is, there is no […]

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