Useful Science

Useful Science

Canada

Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

Episodes

10: Male faces, sex frequency, and organic beef  

This week we learn about attractive male faces, sex frequency, and organic, grass fed, hormone free, non-gmo beef.

9: Adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap  

This week we learn about adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap.

8: Misconceptions, math anxiety, and healthy personalities  

This week we learn about the effect of old misconceptions on learning new concepts, painful math anxiety, and healthy personalities.

7: Malleable intelligence, merit badges, and depressed roommates  

This week we cover articles from the education section of our site. We learn about teaching children that intelligence is malleable, merit badges, and depressed roommates. We also have an interview with Derek Muller of Veritasium and Snatoms.

6: Fast food, 6-year-old justice, and HIV prevention  

This week we learn about eating fast food after a workout, xenophobic 6 year olds, and HIV prevention.

5: Placebos  

This week we're talking about placebos. We cover placebo clothing, placebo surgeries, and how placebos are getting stronger over time.

4: Music, napping, and video games  

This week we learn about the benefits of napping, how music makes you smarter, and why you should be playing more video games.

3: Wealth equality, antidepressants, and happiness  

This week, all of our topics come from the happiness section of our site. We learn about how the wealth of others affects your happiness, the effectiveness of anti-depressant drugs, and why being happy all the time may not make you happy all the time.

2: Power posing, arguing with teenagers, and creative walking  

This week we learn about how walking enhances creativity, power posing, and why arguing with your teenager may be a good idea.

1: Gift giving, vocal fry, and love  

This week, all of our topics come from the persuasion section of our site. We learn about why people suck at giving gifts, all about vocal fry, and how to create love in an hour… in a lab at least.

0: Sleep paralysis, cool 13-year-olds, toxoplasmosis, and Wikipedia reliability  

This week we learn about sleep paralysis, whether cool 13 year olds have already washed out by the age of 22, is your cat’s poop affecting your behavior, and how reliable is medical information on Wikipedia.

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