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Phil and Stephen kick off the holiday season with a special Thanksgiving-week discussion of one of this program’s most enduring topics: what we have to be thankful for. The list is probably a lot longer than you think! Research shows that grateful people are healthier and happier. That should be reason enough for anyone, but …View full post
Last time out, we talked about how some clever researchers had essentially figured out a way to get malaria to fight with cancer. Now the Food and Drug Administration has just approved the first cancer-killing virus. Yes, it sounds a little too much the premise for I Am Legend, but could this be a game changer? …View full post
Phil and Stephen discuss some of the amazing things that might happen in the future. For example, We might do experiments that put us in touch with parallel universes. Or we might accidentally find a cure for cancer. Maybe we will have printers that can create whole buildings in 24 hours. Perhaps we will start taking seriously our moral …View full post
Somewhere between Cygnus the Swan and Lyra the Harp sits a star with a big secret. A whole lot of something is orbiting that star, and it is unlike anything astronomers have seen before. Is it possible that we have stumbled upon the ruins of a Dyson Sphere — or one that’s under construction? Hosts Phil Bowermaster …View full post
Phil and Stephen demonstrate the World Transformed Pareto Optimism Principle with four stories that speak to an amazingly bright future and one that goes in a very different direction. The Good News: Vertical Pink Farms and the coming urban agricultural revolution Extreme Poverty Falls Below 10% Robot doctors are on their way. The real solution for healthcare? …View full post