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Welcome to the Jetpack Future

The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company, now listed on the Australian stock exchange, is taking orders for the "world's first practical jetpack" and Jeff couldn't be more excited.  But at $200,000 and at its current size, Anthony wonders if practical is really the right word.  Also, the guys pitch their idea for Jetpack Rescue Squad and Anthony eats during the show, like a real professional.

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today’s story was sent in by PowderBlueKes: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/personal-jetpacks-cleared-for-take-off-with-australian-stock-market-listing

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Direct download: whc-102-welcometothejetpackfuture.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Zen and the Art of Suicidal Maintenance

The mummified remains of a Buddist monk have been discovered inside a statue that dates back over 1,000 years.  Even more fascinating, studies reveal that the monk may have been self-mummified!  Jeff and Anthony learn the excruciating, lengthy procedure once used to begin the embalming process while still alive, and wonder how enlightened one must be to attempt it.

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today’s story was sent in by Chrysophase: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/buddha-statue-reveals-remains-of-mummified-monk-inside/2015/02/24/3e4a0fd8-bc56-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html

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Direct download: whc-101-zenandtheartofsuicidalmaintenance.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Why We Can't Have Mice Things

A new article on i09 describes animal behaviorist John Calhoun's quest to create the perfect mouse city, complete with abundant food, recreation, and even rodent apartments.  Now referred to as the "Behavioral Sink", the utopian underground mouse habitat quickly degraded into an apocalypse, as the mice turned on one another and the bloated population died out.  Anthony and Jeff can't help but see parallels to modern life, but also take a moment to consider what kind of guy spends his time attempting to perfect rat cities.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by QuantumSparkle: http://io9.com/how-rats-turned-their-private-paradise-into-a-terrifyin-1687584457

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Direct download: whc-099-whywecanthavemicethings.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

The No Deathbot Guarantee*

*not necessarily a guarantee

One robotics company, Clearpath Robotics, has promised never to make autonomous killing machines, and hopes all future tech companies will get on board with the no killer robot promise.  Problem solved, right?  Jeff and Anthony aren't so sure, and see a future where solemnly swearing with no take-backs might not be enough.  This episode also features French robots, so there's that.

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by hkarsch: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/can-now-build-autonomous-killing-machines-thats-bad-idea/

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Direct download: whc-098-thenodeathbotguarantee.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Hale Hydra

The tiny organism known as the hydra is a half inch tube of jelly that inhabits fresh water all over the world, and it may well be functionally immortal.  What does that mean?  Anthony and Jeff try to make sense of a creature that can re-grow any part of itself and live for thousands of years - and imagine what that might be like for them.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by PowderBlueKes: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-hydra/

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Direct download: whc-097-halehydra.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Harvest Moon

Now that private companies are getting into space, the legalities of who can own celestial bodies comes into question.  Specifically, a company called Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas wants to start selling inflatable habitats and property on the moon.  Jeff and Anthony discuss the archaic treaties and laws that govern space ownership now, how it might change, and, of course, space pirates.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by Dragonfire45:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/science/a-business-plan-for-space.html?ref=science&_r=1

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

Direct download: whc-096-harvestmoon.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Spousal Recall

According to researchers at Macquarie University, couples in long-term relationships develop inter-connected memory systems.  Each partner can remember only a few details, but together they piece together a more accurate whole, ostensibly off-loading parts of the job to the other.  Anthony is intrigued by this, and what it means for replacing human interaction with machines, while Jeff wonders how much can just be attributed to laziness and coincidence.

 

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by Becco: http://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/07/remembering-together-how-long-term.html

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Direct download: whc-095-spousalrecall.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Super Villain Face

A Venezuelan man had his face surgically altered to look like the Red Skull - Captain America's arch-nemesis in Marvel Comics.  His nose was removed, his brow was enlarged, his skin was reddened, and even his eyeballs were tattooed black.  Jeff thinks this is horrifying and has very bad implications for the man's state of mind.  Anthony thinks we only get one shot at life and if this makes him happy, so be it.  Both of them wonder what his kid must go through at school.

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by Jason Sapir: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/05/man-has-face-altered-to-look-like-red-skull

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Direct download: whc-094-supervillainface.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A new study shows that longer, fast-paced running sessions are just as bad for you as not running at all. How much exercise is genuinely good for you? And why do we always think more is better? 

We Have Concerns is entirely listener supported! To keep us ad-free and get early episodes/bonus content, check out our Patreon: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by pariah1165: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-running-health-20150202-story.html and http://time.com/3692668/when-exercise-does-more-harm-than-good/

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Direct download: whc-093-runningisfordicks.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

What's more ethical: a life sentence in prison, or a drug that slows someone's perception of time to make them feel like they've spent 10 life sentences in a day? The question was asked last year by an Oxford University professor, but isn't the real question: if we could make a drug that let people do multiple lifetimes of thinking, why would we waste it on punishment instead of giving brilliant minds multiple lifetimes to solve human problems? Also what's it like to feel like you have an itch for 1,000 years? 

[editor's note: I came so close to calling this episode "ONE MILLION YEARS DUNGEON." WHERE MY LEMONGRAB FANS AT???]

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was submitted by d3vourm3nt: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10697529/Prisoners-could-serve-1000-year-sentence-in-eight-hours.html (original essay: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/08/enhanced-punishment-can-technology-make-life-sentences-longer/)

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Direct download: whc-092-feelslikeforever.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Content with Content

Songwriter and youtube song-a-day artist Jonathan Mann has a new video online advocating for abolishing the term "Content Creator" for people who release things on the web.  His position is that the term diminishes things designed to be distributed on the online, making them disposable.  As individuals who have been described as "content creators" themselves, Anthony and Jeff discuss what this semantic change might mean, and why the desire to make quality creative endeavors on the web can be challenging.

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We Have Concerns is entirely listener supported! To keep us ad-free and get early episodes/bonus content, check out our Patreon: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeparJ4dyBI

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Direct download: whc-091-contentwithcontent.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Under the Sea

A Japanese corporation wants to build the perfect underwater city of the future. That is both a real thing that's happening and also something that sounds like the plot of a nightmarish disaster movie. 

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We Have Concerns is entirely listener supported! To keep us ad-free and get early episodes/bonus content, check out our Patreon: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was submitted by Andrew Nicholds: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/20/ocean-spiral-japan-underwater-city

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://wehaveconcerns.reddit.com

Direct download: whc-090-underthesea.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Sit Stand Die (with Justin Robert Young)

How easily you can sit down and stand back up without using your hands can supposedly tell you how long you'll have to live. Jeff and Anthony are joined by Justin Robert Young and to try the test for themselves.

Thanks to Justin Robert Young for joining us! Check out his other shows: Night Attack (http://nightattack.tv), and JuRY Talks (http://jurytalks.com/)

We recorded a special, patron-only episode with Justin! Listen to it here: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was submitted byAllam Kalyan: http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-life/exercise-predicts-death/

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://wehaveconcerns.reddit.com

Direct download: whc-089-sitstanddie.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Inception Made Easy

A new article describes just how easy it is to induce false memories in subjects.  In fact, researchers were able to to convice patients that they had done horrible things, including assault with a deadly weapon, even when they had done noting fo the sort. Jeff is mystified about how quickly and easily the human brain is bamboozled. while Anthony is worried about what happens to the patients after this kind of dishonest study is complete.

This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2015/01/19/psychologists-can-give-false-memories-committed-crime/#.VMQpby6hhaZ

Today's story was sent in by Joanna from Germany

Send in your story suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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Direct download: whc-088-inceptionmadeeasy.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:31pm PST

The Assassin Defense

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is attempting to skirt allegations of domestic abuse by claiming that his girlfriend is a trained assassin.  Jeff and Anthony proceed to mock any man who would physically assault his partner, and this man in particular for trying to avoid the issue in such an unbelieveable way.

We Have Concerns is entirely listener supported! To keep us ad-free and get early episodes/bonus content, check out our Patreon: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was submitted byChristopher Arnold: http://www.tcpalm.com/newsy/nascars-kurt-busch-claims-exgirlfriend-is-trained-assassin

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

Direct download: whc-087-theassassindefense.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Leaf it Alone

The Australian Gympie-Gympie plant is the one of the most painfully poisonous in the world. People who have just rubbed up against it have gone mad with pain and tried to shoot off their own appendages with guns.

So, like... Would you touch it? Maybe... Maybe we should touch it.

Join us for a live video hangout on Thursday, January 29th at 5 PM PT! We can all just hang and talk and stuff. It'll be nice. Details: http://hangout.wehaveconcerns.com

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was submitted by Josh Thibodeau: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

Direct download: whc-086-leafitalone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

This Has All Happened Before

A 23 year-old man has been experiencing constant deja vu for seven years. What would it be like to have the feeling that everything you experienced has happened before? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? (see what I did there?)

We have a live video hangout coming up on the 29th! If you'd like to come chat with us, you can get the details at http://hangout.wehaveconcerns.com

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata
Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story was sent in by Zackie! Thanks, Zackie! http://www.livescience.com/49212-deja-vu-all-over-again-man-trapped-time-loop.html

If you'd like to submit a story, send to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or add it to the subreddit at http://wehaveconcerns.reddit.com

Direct download: whc-085-allofthishashappenedbefore.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:51am PST

Fertility Pro Grammar

A new study finds that men who interact with women during the fertile period of their menstrual cycle tend to be more creative with their grammar. Anthony is impressed that human "peacocking" extends into speech patterns, while Jeff is just amazed that men can pick up on when women are most fertile.

This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://theconversation.com/men-get-creative-with-grammar-when-they-want-to-impress-fertile-women-5279

Today's story was sent in by YSSMAN via the subreddit

Send in your story suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/WeHaveConcerns/

Direct download: whc-084-fertilityprogrammar.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Anthony found an article outlining the evidence that Earth is headed for its 6th great extinction event.  Animals going extinct, global food tables imbalanced, resource scarcity, all lead up to a massive, worldwide catastrophe.  He proceeds to use these facts to completely bum Jeff out.  Listen as the show decends into total depression.

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo

Today's story was submitted via the subreddit.

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Direct download: whc-083-weredoomed.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Two Birds With One Stoned

A group of researchers studying the effects of alcohol on speech decided to get some birds drunk.  They divided a group of zebra finches - birds that learn and produce sounds similar to humans - into two groups.  One sipped pure juice and the other a mixture of ethanol and juice.  The results may shock you.  Or not.  Jeff and Anthony wonder how a group of researchers can spend grant money intoxicating birds, and why the fact that they slur their tweets is news to anyone.

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/12/31/drunken-birds-slur-songs/#.VLzEhUfF98G

Today's story was submitted by rkirsmcneely

Submit a story: wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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Direct download: whc-082-twobirdswithonestoned.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:57am PST

Do What You Scan

A review led by a brain scientist at MIT found growing evidence that brain scans can predict future behaviors.  If, one day, we are able to simply scan our brains to determine what kinds of activities we are more inclined to excel at, or problems we may encounter, will that lead to a healthier, more adaptive populace, or one shackled to in-born tendencies?  Anthony and Jeff wrestle with that question, and try to predict what their own brain scans might indicate.

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/07/375589387/brain-scans-may-help-predict-future-problems-and-solutions

Today's story was submitted by seekmystery in the Subreddit!

Submit a story: wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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Direct download: whc-081-dowhatyouscan.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Lay Around on Your Astronaut

NASA is conducting a study about the long-term effects of weightlessness by asking applicants to stay completely horizontal for 70 days.  In exchange for staying in bed and never standing up up, even to use the restroom or shower, NASA will pay test subjects $18,000, which works out to $1,200 per week or $257 per day.  Anthony and Jeff wonder if they could stand it, and why NASA is holding out on horizontal showering technology for everyone.

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Today's story: http://uk.businessinsider.com/nasa-will-pays-you-to-lie-in-bed-2013-9

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Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A court in Argentina just upheld an animal rights group's request to have an orangutan appear in a court, saying it's illegal to hold 'non-human persons' in cages. Whoops, apes are people now. So is this a good thing? How smart are animals? What sort of rights should they have? Also: what kind of animal skin makes the best sneakers?

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Direct download: whc-079-trialoftheplanetoftheapes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In order to find a way to stop bedbugs, Regine Gries allowed herself to be bitten by them 180,000 times over a period of five years. Also, did you know that there's billionaire dinosaur porn? That's unrelated, but it doesn't mean we're not going to talk about it for 10 minutes or whatever.

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Today's story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141224103113.htm

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Direct download: whc-078-thebedbugwhisperer.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:56am PST

What makes you you? Is the self somewhere in the body or the brain? If you downloaded your brain into a new body, would it be you? ANSWER ME (whatever 'me' is)

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Direct download: whc-077-creepingselfdoubt.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

A woman has a condition that makes her see dragons wherever she goes. Anthony and Jeff discuss perception and reality, and if we know what we see is real.

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Direct download: whc-076-heretherebedragons.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Laser Trains!

Every Autumn, falling leaves create hazards for the railways. Trains compress the debris by running over it, and the resulting surface becomes slick and unsafe.  The solution? Lasers! One Dutch company has developed a way to blast the rails clean with high-tech lasers mounted to the front of the trains - which, of course, inspires Jeff and Anthony to pitch their new action/adventure trilogy, Laser Trains!

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Today's Story: http://nautil.us/blog/the-long-hard-quest-to-create-digital-smells

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Direct download: whc-075-lasertrains.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Olfactory Produced

Adrian David Cheok, the founder and director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, is attempting to record odors digitally, and recreate them without the use of chemicals.  While a breakthrough in the area is still a long way off, the idea of digital smells has Jeff and Anthony wondering what this technology could possibly be used for, and, moreoever, what working in a place called the Mixed Reality Lab" might be like.

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Today's Story: http://nautil.us/blog/the-long-hard-quest-to-create-digital-smells

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Direct download: whc-074-olfactoryproduced.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Dawn of the Planet of the Mice

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have successfully implanted human glial cells into the brains of mice to shocking result.  Not only were the cells not rejected, but the human cells completely dominated the mouse brain cells.  More incredibly, this led to mice which demonstrated a much higher capacity for memory and cognitive skill.  Yep, Anthony and Jeff are thinking what you're thinking: the age of super-intelligent mice is upon us, and it is only a matter of time before we are all doomed.  Listen as the guys bid farewell to the human race.

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Today's Story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26639-the-smart-mouse-with-the-halfhuman-brain.html?cmpid=RSS%7CNSNS%7C2012-GLOBAL%7Conline-news#.VJz1sV4AAC

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Direct download: whc-073-dawnoftheplanetofthemice.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Past Word Passwords

A New Yorker article all about passwords has Jeff musing on what Anthony's passwords mean about him.  It is a secret people tell themselves every time they log on to something, so what are the most common topics that appear in passwords?  What are the smartest passwords?  How can they can used to hack your life?

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Today's Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/magazine/the-secret-life-of-passwords.html?_r=2

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Direct download: whc-072-pastwordpasswords.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Drying Too Hard

A new study suggests that using hand dryers in public restrooms is actually less hygienic than using paper towels.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to discuss bathroom etiquette, personal hygene, germophobia, assumptions about cleanliness, and the coolest way to dry your hands.

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Today's Story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3629/hand_dryers_can_spread_bacteria_in_public_toilets_research_finds

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Direct download: whc-071-dryingtoohard.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Anthony and Jeff delve into perhaps the most disturbing topic they have ever tackled.  An article in National Geographic features the top 5 most terrifying "zombie" creatures - parasites that get inside of other creatures and force them to change their behavior, malform, or otherwise serve the parasite's procreation.  These are some of the most horrible organisms in the natural world.  This episode is not recommended for sensitive listeners.

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Today's Story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141031-zombies-parasites-animals-science-halloween/

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Direct download: whc-070-naturesparasitichellscape.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

200 PC

New anaysis suggests that the bronze computing device known as the Antikythera, discovered at the bottom of the Aegean Sea in 1901 is even older than previously thought.  In fact, this computer dates back to 200 BC and represents a incredible feat of pre-historic human engineering.  Anthony and Jeff marvel at a people that could devise such a thing, and rail at the Dark Ages for stealing away so many awesome advancements.

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Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ancient-computer-even-more-ancient

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Direct download: whc-069-200pc.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Work the Planck

According to quantum physics, Planck's Constant is the smallest unit of measure in the universe, beyond which nothing can be further divided.  Scientists at the Fermilab are building a Holographic Interferometer, or Holometer, with which they intend to test this theory.  If true, it could mean that our entire dimension is a hologram, projected into 3D space like a pixelized image on your computer screen.  Heavy stuff, but Jeff and Anthony wonder if it is cause for existential crisis or if it would even really matter.   Of course, that's exactly what holograms would say.

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Today's Story: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/planck-length/?mbid=social_twitter

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Direct download: whc-068-worktheplanck.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Sound Shapes

Researchers at the University of Bristol are using ultrasound to create invisible objects in the air that you can reach out and touch.  Of course, Anthony and Jeff see this as the first step toward full holodeck technology, and and try to determine which industry can accelerate progress to that goal fastest. Hint: it's porn.

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Today's Story: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ultrasound-used-create-3d-shapes-mid-air-can-be-seen-and-felt

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Direct download: whc-067-soundshapes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Must Seethe TV

An NPR story about NBC's Peter Pan Live television event points out that a significant portion of the audience of major TV hits are people who self-identify as "hate-watching" the programming.  In fact, some networks are even programming to take advantage of these tendencies, embracing the live-tweeters who mock and add snide comments to the viewing experience.  Jeff and Anthony have a major problem with the idea of "hate-watching", but also both enjoy a great bad movie.  Are they hypocrites, or is there a difference between ironic enjoyment and vicious mockery?

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Today's Story: http://www.npr.org/2014/12/04/368308833/hate-the-idea-of-peter-pan-live-nbc-is-counting-on-it

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Direct download: whc-066-mustseethetv.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:46pm PST

Cocoa Beware

We are consuming more chocolate than we produce, and at the current deficit we may soon be facing a global cocoa shortage.  As a fan of chocolatey goodies, Jeff is worried about a potential joyless chocolate-free future, while Anthony welcomes a forced worldwide dietary shift.  One thing's for certain, this episode is totally sweet.

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Today's Story: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/11/17/chocolate-makers-warn-that-world-is-running-out-chocolate/

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Direct download: whc-065-cocoabeware.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:49pm PST

Your Sh@t Don't Stink

By actually printing DNA, researchers are now able to create entirely new species.  They started with a glow-in-the-dark plant, and now have plans to design microbes that will live in your stomach and actually change the smell of your fecal matter. Even crazier, they may be able to associate particular gas odors with biological states, so you can effectively have an early warning system built inside you.  Anthony couldn't be more excited, but Jeff wonders when our Frankenstein microbes will inevitably destroy us all in a flowery-smelling apocalypse. 

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Today's Story: http://demo.ottw.net/fall2014_lab?ch_id=298

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Direct download: whc-064-yourshtdontstink.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

The Crystal Method

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. That means that we may be able to use crystals to replace oxygen tanks or even allow divers to simply draw oxygen directly out of H2O through the crystal.  Anthony has always wanted to breathe underwater, but Jeff is worried about sucking on crystals for more than good vibes.

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Today's Story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140930113254.htm

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Direct download: whc-063-thecrystalmethod.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Anthony and Jeff's debate about the joy to be found in running and exercise contuinues.  This time, Jeff has an article from the New York Times about a study which showed that mice will spend time on a running wheel, even when they don't have to.  When placed out in the woods, completely unattended, mice and other creatures would jump onto a wheel, and spend time running on it... for fun.  Is this the proof Jeff has always wanted, or are these just Anthony's alpha Brock mice?

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Today's Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/science/study-shows-that-mice-run-for-fun-not-just-for-lab-work.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

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Direct download: whc-062-mousewheelfunrun.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Lego Worm Brain

An open source group has recreated the brain of a worm, neuron for neuron, and recently programmed this data into the body of a Lego Mindspring robot.  Rather than dictating specific behavior into the software, the program simply fires each neural imulse exactly as a worm's brain would.  The result is remarkably worm-like behavior in Lego form.  While Jeff can't exactly pin down the size of this creation, he is excited about what it means, but Anthony is worried worm-behavior is a low bar for judging artificial brains.

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Today's Story: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/105-artificial-intelligence/7985-a-worms-mind-in-a-lego-body.html

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Direct download: whc-061-legowormbrain.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A British performance artist is raising money to live inside the Oculus Rift virtual environment nonstop for 28 days.  He will be connected at all times with another human being - someone he has never met - seeing what he sees, eating what he eats, sleeping and going to the bathroom only when he does.  Jeff and Anthony are fascinated by this idea, but wonder when and how this experience will break down.  Also the puking.  There's got to be a lot of puking.

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Today's Story: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1905266932/seeing-i-28-days-living-only-through-virtual-reali

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Direct download: whc-060-28daysother.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Scientists have found the most well preserved mammoth ever- so fresh they even took a bite of mammoth meat. Does its DNA contain enough complete information to clone it? If so, should we? What happens if we bring back exctinct species?

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Today's Story: http://www.livescience.com/48769-woolly-mammoth-cloning.html

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Direct download: whc-059-letscloneamammoth.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Arizona schools are ripping pages about contraception out of text books and Anthony can't believe it.  Jeff tries to figure out the motivation behind such a bonehead move, but both guys can't understand why less knowledge is ever good.  It's enough to make them jump off a roof without an inflatable helmet.

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Article: http://www.themarysue.com/arizona-schools-are-literally-ripping-pages-on-contraception-out-of-biology-books/

Direct download: whc-058-tearableinformation.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Time is a Cat Circle

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Researchers have just created the world's most precise atomic clock- but what do we get out of it? Isn't time just a human construct? What does 'precise' even mean in a universe where time changes depending on where you are? All of this kinda freaks Jeff out. Anthony, for once, isn't too worried about the nature of time. 

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http://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/361069820/new-clock-may-end-time-as-we-know-it

Direct download: whc-057-timeisacatcircle.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

You Art What You Eat

The Foodini is an example of the new wave of 3D printers for food.  Just fill it with fresh ingredients, and out pops meals like ravioli, pizza, and hamburgers, ready to cook.  Anthony detests the tyranny of food, and doesn't have time for anything that stands in the way of productivity and effeciency.  Jeff, on the other hand, can't wait to eat delicious meals shaped like all sorts of things, and sees a world where design and artful presentation is decoupled from a food's original form.

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Article submitted by Mike Bienert: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/tech/innovation/foodini-machine-print-food/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

Direct download: whc-056-youartwhatyoueat.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Scientists studying the brain's ability to make choices note that the fewer inconsequential decisions you put in front of yourself, the better you'll do when it is time to face a really challenging one.  Armed with that knowledge, many prominent deciders like President Obama and Steve Jobs removed the decision of what to wear from their lives.  They simply wear the same clothes every day.  Anthony and Jeff wonder if wearing a uniform for life might be beneficial, what that outfit might look like, and how comfort fits into the equation.

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Article submitted by Jason Sapir: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141105164315-283620963-the-genius-of-wearing-the-same-outfit-every-day?_mSplash=1

Direct download: whc-055-dressforsuccession.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

The Prime Director

Jeff is intrigued by an interview he read about Nasa's one and only Planetary Protection Officer.  Her job?  To protect OTHER planets from us and ensure the galaxy isn't contaminated by microbes, particles, or other detritus that might ruin it.  Anthony hopes for the same attention to detail in his own life, and everybody hopes we don't ever accidently create avacado creatures.

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Article submitted by Tom Snowden: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-nasa-s-one-and-only-planetary-protection-officer/

Direct download: whc-054-theprimedirector.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Park Rangers are asking visitors to state park and forest areas to please stop taking #bearselfies. Anthony and Jeff try to figure out what would possess a person to approach a wild, deadly creature in the woods and snap a pic, decide which type of bears are the most dangerous, and discover the absolute worst clinic to attend when you've been mauled.

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Article submitted by Ben Rowe: http://www.weather.com/news/science/nature/stop-taking-bearselfies-park-officials-warn-20141029

Direct download: whc-053-grinandbearit.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Researchers at MIT have developed a new pill that is much more efficient at delivering medicine into the bloodstream.  Instead of a simple spheroid, it is covered in a multitude of tiny spikes, which stick into the stomache lining and ensure the medicine is absorbed rather than passed through the body undigested.   Jeff is fascinated by the evolution of the swallow-able tablet, from its roots thousands of years ago to the more common "friable" form introduced in the 19th century - but Anthony wants no part of swallowing spike-balls.  Beware the Spike Lobby.

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Article: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/what-happens-to-a-pill-after-you-pop-it/382183/

Direct download: whc-052-atoughpilltoswallow.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

It's counter-intuative and perplexing, but the truth is, the less human beings know about a particular subject, the more they THINK they know about it.  This has become known as The Dunning-Kruger Effectific. A new article in the Pacific Standard by David Dunning himself attempts to explain this phenomenon of confident idiots.  Jeff and Anthony can relate, and try to come to terms with their own aversion to not knowing.

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Today's story was suggested by Vrbatim: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/confident-idiots-92793/

 

Direct download: whc-051-idontknow.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

One For the Books

A new article describes the benefits of long-form reading and suggests that the tactile feedback of printed books results in better retention than e-readers.  While Jeff and Anthony are definitely on board with reading, they challenge the idea that enjoying books on digital screens is any less effective.  

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Today's story was suggested by Jonathan Smith: http://mic.com/articles/99408/science-has-great-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books

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Direct download: whc-050-oneforthebooks.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

On this special Halloween episode, Anthony and Jeff consider the nature of of the trick or treat tradition and the urban legend of poisoned Halloween candy.  Is asking strangers for food an inherently unsafe activity, or did we manufacture a scare that isn't real?

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Direct download: whc-049-trickedbytreats.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:43pm PST

A new Wired article recounts the medieval myth that beavers, when cornered by hunters, would castrate themselves by chewing off their own testicles.  Jeff and Anthony unpack the myth and try to figure out why the Dark Ages were filled with so much dumb.

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Direct download: whc-048-leaveittobeaver.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:41pm PST

Previously on We Have Concerns... in the Welcome to the Hoverboard Future episode Anthony mocked Jeff's enthusiasm for a mind-bending new technology that indicated that hoverboards may, in fact be possible.  Now, there is a new article on Engadget that describes a working prototype soon making its way onto Kickstarter.  Does Jeff get the last laugh, hovering his way back into the future he's always wanted, or is Anthony still able to poke penny-sized holes in the dream?

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Direct download: whc-047-backtothehoverboardfuture.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Tell Me How to Feel

A new article describes a study in which doctors told patients they would just be getting a shot of vitamins, but instead gave them something a thousand times more powerful.  Whether these subjects thought something strange was happening or not depended entirely upon what the doctors told them they should expect.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to wonder just how much impact our conscious mind can have on our reality, and whether or not we can use this to our advantage.

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Direct download: whc-046-tellmehowtofeel.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Objects that Click

Anthony found an article that describes the community around the IBM Model M keyboard, a sublimely clicky keyboard that has spawned cult-like devotion and a second hand black market.  It makes him consider our fetishization of things, and the ties to productivity they create.  Jeff just thinks all those objects are yelling at him.

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Direct download: whc-045-objectsthatclick.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Who's the Robo Boss?

Researchers have discovered that employees are actually more content taking orders from a robot than a human being in the workplace.  This prompts Anthony and Jeff to wonder what it might take to promote robots into middle management, what the perfect form factor for a boss-bot might be, and how companies might implement their new robo-supervisors.

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Direct download: whc-044-whostheroboboss.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

As a runner himself, Jeff was very impressed to read of James Lawrence, the endurance athlete who is attempting 50 ultra-distance triathlons, in 50 different states, in 50 straight days.  Anthony, on the other hand, thinks it is unhealthy, obsessive, and downright stupid to push your body to that extreme.  Is this just the Brock Life pushing human abilities to new heights, or a crazy person receiving misplaced admiration for a self-destructive act?

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Direct download: whc-043-thatrunnershigh.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

Spider House

Anthony has found a story about a Missouri family fleeing their home because between 4500 and 6000 spiders came "bleeding out of the walls".  To which Jeff of course wonders, "What the #%$#?!"  Spider senses tingle, spider stories are shared, and everybody asks how this could possibly happen.

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Direct download: whc-042-spiderhouse.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Photo Synthesis

Google's Auto Awesome will take the best areas of slightly different photographs and combine them into one new, never-quite-was best version.  A new article suggests that this kind of artful interpretation of history may prove problematic when AI determines what parts of photos are important.  Anthony argues that no photograph is a true depiction, while Jeff wonders if we will ever remember something accurately again.

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Direct download: whc-041-photosynthesis.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Saturday Mourning

Saturday morning cartoons are no more! And Jeff has decided that this means something really bad for today's youth - but Anthony is certain that it's a good thing, and that Jeff is just a cranky old man yelling at the winds of change.  Does on-demand mean no more shared cultural experience? And where does this leave Capt Crunch in his battle against the soggies?

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Direct download: whc-040-saturdaymourning.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Pet Smart

Anthony has been reading about Chaser, the wonder dog who has learned over 1,000 different words, which makes him wonder how smart Jeff believes canines to be.  Is obedience less intelligent than independence? Is there a bias in measuring intelligence in non-human creatures?

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Article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-smart-is-your-dog-60-minutes/

Direct download: whc-039-petsmart.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Go Go Gadget Soul!
Shipyard workers in South Korea have been using Exo Suits to assist them in loading and unloading scrap metal, and Jeff and Anthony desperately want to try it out. But why stop there? Why not replace human limbs with robot ones? How far would they go in selling off their humanity to be able to punch down a wall? The answer may surprise you.
 
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Direct download: whc-038-gogogadgetsoul.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

An article by Kevin Ashton proposes that saying "no" to things is vital to the creative process.  Anthony and Jeff wonder why they have such a hard time saying "no" and what that might mean about them. 
 
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Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:46pm PST

A new article suggests that the Oculus VR headset may be the first step to allowing people to truly experience what it is like to live a different kind of life. This could allow designers to create "empathy engines" whereby users may come to feel emotion for their fellow man in a virtual space.  Anthony and Jeff think this is a great idea, especially if causes douchey diners to tip their wait staff.
 
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The Machine to Be Another: http://www.themachinetobeanother.org/
Direct download: whc-036-virtualempathy.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

These Hugs Ain't Free
A woman in Oregon has opened a cuddle service for those looking for a bit of personal contact, but definitely no sexy stuff. Anthony works through his own issues with touching, Jeff determines the fair market value of intimacy, and everybody wonders what to do at a pheromone party.
 
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Article submitted by @justcallmedjm
Direct download: whc-035-thesehugsaintfree.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:18am PST

Sleep Working
Researchers in Paris recently proved that the brain can continue to classify words into categories even after it has gone to sleep, causing Jeff and Anthony to wonder what scientists do to make their test subjects fall asleep during an experiment, and how this kind of non-stop brain activity might be harnessed by corporate America.
 
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Direct download: whc-034-sleepworking.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A new article about the phenomenon of "phantom" phone notifications - those strange moments when you senses a vibration from your cell phone that didn't actually happen - has Jeff ranting on the crazy thoughts that such sensations evoke, and Anthony hearing voices.  Is technology making us crazy, or have alerts been messing with the human mind since the beginning of time?

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Article: http://boingboing.net/2014/08/22/feeling-the-buzz-the-weird-tr.html

Direct download: whc-033-phantomphonemenace.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In an attempt to better understand pop music, Dr. Lior Shamir created an algorithm that can correctly identify and track the Beatles artistic output over the evolution of their career.  Now, the same technology is being used to predict whether songs, movies, and other entertainment will be popular, and could even replace creators altogether. Jeff is worried that an equation will never have the soul required to create true beauty, while Anthony is convinced all art can be reduced to math.  
 
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Direct download: whc-032-algorithmisadancer.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

U Mad Bro?
Across all cultures and geographies, humans scrunch up their faces in the exact same way when they are angry, and a new article examines several possible evolutionary explanations for the consistency.  One theory is that older people are more intimidating, but Anthony is ready to fight any older person he meets.  Jeff admits to getting angry... and you wouldn't like him when he's angry.
 
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We Only Have Four Facial Expressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW0PaKOXxQI
 
Village Designed Just For People with Dementia: http://gizmodo.com/inside-an-amazing-village-designed-just-for-people-with-1526062373
Direct download: whc-031-umadbro.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:05am PST

Jeff found an article in the Atlantic that posits that a certain type of negative thinking, called defensive pessimism, might actually be more conducive to productivity and well-being than thinking positively.  Anthony, of course, is all over this idea, and calls it pragmatic.  Could expecting the worst actually be beneficial?  What about if you're seven years old?
 
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Direct download: whc-030-positivelypessimistic.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:54am PST

Anthony found an article explaining how astronomers gussy up space photography to convey the scope and beauty of the cosmos, and now he has to break it to Jeff that every image he's ever seen of the galaxy isn't really as rich and vibrant as depicted.  Is it important for science to be strictly accurate, or does artistic license play into scientific method?

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Article: http://www.themarysue.com/how-space-images-are-made/

Direct download: whc-029-thesunisyellowandotherlies.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Telepathy is Real! (kinda)

Researchers have now successfully transferred words from one conscious mind to another over long distances... is a sentence that is technically true, but the details of how they did it reveal that true telepathy is still a long way off.  That doesn't stop Anthony and Jeff from proposing ways real telepathic communication could be great and/or terrible.  Who needs the Apple Watch when you've got a brain-to-brain interface!

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Article: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/7/6115573/telepathy-brain-communication-EEG-TMS

Direct download: whc-028-telepathyisrealkinda.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Cobra Soup

Cooking a Chinese delicacy, a chef in Guangdong province died when the head of a cobra he was preparing bit his hand - long after it had been severed from its body.  This freak accident has Jeff and Anthony pondering the safety procedures necessary for serving venomous snakes in a restaurant, the weirdest foods they've eaten, and, of course, GI Joe.

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Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732523/Chef-dies-spitting-cobra-cooking-bit-hand-20-minutes-cut-head-off.html

 

Direct download: whc-027-cobrasoup.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A museum in Japan devoted entirely to mayonnaise prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss the proper ways to consume condiments, the joys of seeing mundane "attractions", and the usefulness of obsession.  Also, Indiana Jones shows up.

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This week's story: http://kotaku.com/of-course-japan-has-a-mayonnaise-museum-1626833662

Direct download: whc-026-mayoondisplayo.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

Follow Your Dreeeeeeam!

An article about how one Chinese gamer turned his "gaming addiction" into a profitable business prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss dreams, responsibility, passion, and choosing the right career.  Also, Sir Patrick Stewart's hidden love of crude oil.

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Direct download: whc-025-followyourdreeeeeeam.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Biome Sweet Home

There is evidence to suggest that a microbe that lives inside the human stomache may be the key to ending deadly peanut allergies.  Indeed, the microbiome that each of us carries around all the time may have far more to do with our physical and mental health than previously realized.  This makes Anthony and Jeff think twice about who they'd like to share bacteria with, and how exactly these microbes are getting into our bodies.

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Article: http://gizmodo.com/a-gut-microbe-could-be-the-key-to-stopping-peanut-aller-1626666964

Direct download: whc-024-biomesweethome.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Robo Baby Buggy Bumpers
Several high profile colleges have teamed up to create a universal index of basic knowledge for robots.  The theory is that robot brains will need to know how to process even the most elementary interactions with everyday objects, and one consolidated resource for this information could be used in all future robot AI. How are they doing it?  Stock photos and YouTube. Anthony just hopes the plans include robot dogs, while Jeff worries that this may lead to a world of Minecraft-addicted robots.
 

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Direct download: whc-023-robobabybuggybumpers.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Know More Data

Plug your email address into a particular part of Google and you'll see a map of everywhere you (and your smartphone) have been in the last month.  Anthony isn't surprised and thinks anyone who is worried must be 70 years old.  Jeff envisions a world of massive amounts of searchable history of your life - a giant online diary.  Who's naive and who's paranoid?  Is this kind of record keeping useful, or will it lead to the subjugation of the public?

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Article: http://junkee.com/google-maps-has-been-tracking-your-every-move-and-theres-a-website-to-prove-it/39639#BJBHDg2uRrbbJsIS.0

Direct download: whc-022-knowmoredata.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Free Monkey Smiles

When a monkey grabbed his camera in Indonesia, snapped the perfect selfie, and the photo went viral, British photojournalist David Slater assumed he'd make a pretty penny from the iconic image.  But the in a 1,222 page report, the US Copyright Office just announced that any picture taken by an animal, plant, or deity is cannot be owned by man.  This makes Anthony and Jeff wonder what kind of crazy photography is going on inside the US Copyright Office.

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Article: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/monkeys-selfie-cannot-be-copyrighted-us-regulators-say/

Direct download: whc-021-freemonkeysmiles.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Immortality Transfusion

Researchers in California are planning to treat Alzheimer patients by replacing their blood with blood of young people.  Even crazier, there is reason to believe it may work, since old mice have become healthier and more youthful when their circulatory systems carried the blood of younger mice.  This, combined with the story of a jellyfish that can reverse its aging process when sick or injured, has Anthony and Jeff pondering the possibility of immortality.  That, and the inevitable vampire grandpas who'll be stealing young blood to live forever.

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Direct download: whc-020-immortalitytransfusion.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A writer for Wired clicked 'like' on every single article, update, or advertisement that Facebook presented to him over the course of two days, and described what it did to his feed. It turns out, the algorithm can go pretty wild if you're willing to follow it down the rabbit hole of thumbs up.  This leads Anthony to rail against social media and socializing in general, and Jeff to wonder what it means to be a machine.

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Direct download: whc-019-likethis.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

The "impossible" propulsion drive, which uses microwaves and invisible matter to theoretically power space travel - and which seems to violate the laws of physics, has actually been validated by NASA.  This causes Jeff to go bananas, dreaming of a fantasy sci-fi future in his own lifetime and... wait for it... HOVERBOARDS.  Anthony is not having any of it.
 
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Direct download: whc-018-hoverboardfuture.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

Humans controlling waterways by building dams has caused major problems for salmon, who must return to fresh water to breed. But a new company - Whooshh Innovations (not making that up) - has developed a better way to help salmon get upstream: a giant salmon cannon.  Anthony thinks this is the perfect Rube Goldberg solution to the problem, while Jeff worries about a country that solves every problem by turning things into guns.

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Watch the Salmon Cannon in Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kICS32kady4

Go thank Will Sinclair for suggesting today's story! http://twitter.com/sinclairwill

Direct download: whc-017-salmonfodder.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:28am PST

Ant-y Social

Researchers have determined that individual ant colonies have their own distinct personalities, and that these personalities are shaped by their environments.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to wonder if all animals have personality, and if humans might have personalities that are shaped by their environments, too.  Also, only eat animals that are dicks.

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Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28658268

Direct download: whc-016-antysocial.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:01pm PST

White Penguins Can't Jump

Fossils discovered in the Antarctic reveal a penguin that reached the approximate size of Lebron James, 6'8 and 250 pounds.  That's a big penguin.  Jeff and Anthony try to figure out exactly how they would defeat such a creature in an ice-fight at the top of the food chain.

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Article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/giant-6-foot-8-penguin-discovered-in-antarctica

 
Direct download: whc-015-whitepenguinscantjump.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

A woman on Reddit discovered that her husband had been leaving vile comments on web sites, so she kicked him out of the house.  Anthony and Jeff celebrate this principled woman, discuss the nature of internet trolls, and examine what constitutes an online dealbreaker.

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Today's horrible story: http://www.themarysue.com/woman-discovers-husband-is-internet-troll/

Direct download: whc-014-marriedtoatroll.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:42pm PST

Anthony read an article that argues in favor to short attention spans, and tries to convince Jeff that multitasking is the next step of evolution for humans. To prove his point, he does the entire episode while watching The Croods.

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Story: http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/perhaps-shorter-attention-spans-arent-necessarily-a-bad-thing

Direct download: whc-012-attentionandthebrSQUIRREL.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:34am PST

A simulated Mars mission on Hawaii comes to an end, prompting Jeff and Anthony to wonder whether they'd go to Mars, what it's like to knowingly go somewhere strange to die, and if these fakers even got a decent Mars experience.

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Read about the mock mission: http://www.space.com/26656-mock-mars-mission-ends-hawaii-hiseas2.html

Direct download: whc-011-letsdieinspace.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

You think Facebook doing experiments on their users is creepy?  Wait until you hear how OK Cupid has been messing with people trying to find love. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether sociological study is worth invasion of privacy.

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Article: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-experiment-on-human-beings/

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Direct download: whc-010-onlinedataing.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:56am PST

Anthony and Jeff are both on board for self-driving cars.  But a new article that poses a thought experiment about what might happen if an autonomous automobile had to make a decision to sacrifice the few to save the many has them re-ordering the entire social hierarchy of drivers.  Which, of course, breaks down to clowns vs mimes.
 
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Direct download: whc-009-luxuryandexecutioner.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Jolt of Personality

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - the process of directly electrocuting parts of the brain to accelerate learning - causes Anthony and Jeff to debate the possibility of the human soul.  If we are just a series of electrical impulses, does it even matter if we can all be Super Men? Also how badass would it be to have rocketfeet?

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Today's story was submitted by @_DaanishSyed and @saviopalm

RadioLab 9-Volt Nirvana: http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/

Direct download: whc-007-joltofpersonality.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:20pm PST

US Customs and Border Security confiscated 67 of the world's largest snails at Los Angeles International airport, on their way from Nigeria to San Dimas, California. Which, of course, leads Anthony and Jeff to ponder the horrors of 8 inch long snails, and what in the world someone might want with 35 pounds of them. 

 

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Article: http://laweekly.com/informer/2014/07/15/worlds-largest-snails-seized-at-lax

Direct download: whc-006-taleasoldasslime.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm PST

Anthony and Jeff found an infographic charting the daily routines of some of the world's most famous creative people. Does it reveal anything about the creative process? Is there a way to be productive and only sleep 3 hours a night?  Is it better to be shaved by someone else?  

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Creative Routine Infographic: https://podio.com/site/creative-routines

Direct download: whc-005-routineinspection.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Some jackass leaked a version of Brittany Spears' vocals for 'Alien' without auto-tune and the Internet went wild. Jeff and Anthony wonder if the outrage is more tone-deaf than the track. 
 
 
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Direct download: whc-004-leavethebritneymachinealone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:08am PST

A new study proves we rarely finish the books we start. Our Netflix queues are full of deep, intelligent films that we never watch- why is it so hard to stick to what's good for us?

The Bestsellers on Amazon that go unread: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-summers-most-unread-book-is-1404417569

 

Direct download: whc-003-guiltofthenetflixqueue.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:47pm PST

A chain of cupcake stores went out of business and the Internet is FREAKING OUT, MAN. An enterprising eBay user is selling the 'last cupcake' for $250. Jeff and Anthony try to figure out why we cling to the past so much.

Special bonus mentions: Potato salad kickstarters and self-administering electric shocks rather than being alone with your own thoughts.

Crumbs Cupcakes on eBay: http://ti.me/U5OmVp

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts: http://bit.ly/1niWMnM

Potato Salad Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1oHYBsc

 

Direct download: WHC-002-cupcakesandlonging.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:14am PST

The construction of the world’s largest water slide gets Jeff and Anthony thinking about daredevil mentality, the line between brave and stupid, and the secret wish to be an alpha male.

The story: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-trb-verruckt-worlds-tallest-water-slide-20140702-story.html

Direct download: whc-001-livinglikeabrock.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:58am PST

Jeff and Anthony talk about Android Wear and wearable technology in general. Anthony is concerned he’s turning into one of those cranky old dads who never gets rid of his VCR because it ‘works perfectly fine.’ Jeff worries about his hummingbird feeder.

The third of a few test sessions we recorded while developing the show.

Direct download: wehaveconcerns_003.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:43am PST