Tom and I regale Zach with tales of jiu jitsu summer camp. Then we continue to answer all the questions, solve all the problems. You’re welcome, Obama.
We’re back, with tales of adventure, and answers 6-10 of the 20 super dupes important science questions. Listen. Learn. Look for a third L-word to complete this trio.
Some mid-show mentions became Media Mentions™. The albums were our favorite musics to study, work, and pretend-to-study-or-work to back in the pre-Brain.fm dark ages of the internet.
NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE NOTES! (I’ve had a lot of coffee today.)
- The camp. It was an amazing time. Shout out to all the folks involved at BJJ Globetrotters. Great people running that operation, and great people participating in these camps. Plus me and Tom.
- Smart phones could play an important role in the near future of mental health services. For example, this.
- A favorite essay from a favorite evolutionary psychologist, Geoffrey Miller: “Personality traits are continuous with mental illnesses”
- Solar energy is shaping the future as the technology continues to plummet in price—just as Kurzweil and Page said it would eight years ago.
- There are ingenious battery designs that harness solar energy with currently available resources, such as this rock-filled train on a hill, and this giant water battery.
- If you haven’t yet taken the selective attention test or its sequel, you’re in for a treat.
- Here’s that “Girl in Wave : Wave in Girl” short story Tom mentioned, as well as the anthology from which it springeth forth. What? Never mind.
- We’re not smart enough to explain what left-handed or mirror-image chemistry is, but it sounds cool and/or evil.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- Salt & Pepper Pistachios
- Danger 5
- The Unbreakable soundtrack
- The Foot Fist Way
- Come on Die Young by Mogwai
- The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions In The Sky