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Daedalus1-feature Wind Beneath My Surgical Wings, Part 1

Can science give us the wings we’ve always envied in birds? Can plastic surgery elevate us to a higher human form? In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss Joseph Rosen's posthuman philosophy and ponder what we’d have to do to transform arms into wings. Learn all about it in this classic episode of STBYM.

lostcontinent2-feature Lost Continent: Part 2

There’s something intoxicating about the notion of a lost continent. Imagine an entire landscape – perhaps even an entire civilization untouched by Western colonialism or perhaps lost beneath ancient, cataclysmic waves. But lost continents are far from mere whimsy and fictional fancy. Amid the dreams and occult whispers, reason and science emerge to dazzle the imagination.

lostcontinent1-feature Lost Continent: Part 1

There’s something intoxicating about the notion of a lost continent. Imagine an entire landscape – perhaps even an entire civilization untouched by Western colonialism or perhaps lost beneath ancient, cataclysmic waves. But lost continents are far from mere whimsy and fictional fancy. Amid the dreams and occult whispers, reason and science emerge to dazzle the imagination.

sleepmusic-feature Humanity’s Lullaby

Lullabies are soothing, grotesque and universal. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the surprisingly rich world of human sleep songs.

earwax-feature Earwax: Portable Time Capsules

Why do we have ear wax? Why does it build up and what can it tell us about ourselves? Enter the mysterious ear canal in this sticky new episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

electricfish-feature Ballad of the Electric Fish

How does the electric eel generate its juice and how did six different lineages of bioelectric fish evolve on this planet of ours? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

junkfoodjunky-feature Junk Food Junkies

Why does junk food hold such power over us? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie get to the bottom of modern humanity's favorite supernormal stimuli.

designerbaby-feature Designer Genes

Gene therapy, DNA analysis and genetically modified organisms are increasingly part of our everyday reality. But where is this road taking us and how will it change us on the way? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

summerreading2014-feature Summer Reading 2014

Looking for a good, intelligent beach read? Join Robert and Julie for their annual Summer Reading episode, loaded with fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations for the curious mind: zombies, animals, Marilyn Monroe, torture, monsters, Muppets, Guillermo del Toro, skeptic science for kids and more.

RichardSerra1-feature A Perfect Circle

What is a mathematically perfect circle and why doesn’t it exist in our universe? Find out in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind as Robert and Julie look high and low in a universe of imperfection.

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