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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Jan 17, 2020

Humanity has lived off bread for thousands of years, so why has the past decade seen such a rise in people 'allergic' to gluten? What is gluten intolerance? What is Celiac’s disease? Why did doctors once think that a banana diet was its cure? Finally, are there any negative effects from a gluten-free diet?

 

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Jan 10, 2020

What are the creative ways people fool their FitBit? How does my activity tracker differentiate between steps and my tapping to a rhythm? Does it use GPS to calibrate? How does it know what stage of sleep I'm in?

 

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Jan 3, 2020

How do password managers work? Should we all be using one? Our cohost Kevin got hacked recently, so this episode is a personal one! Find out what happened.

 

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Dec 20, 2019

If every major country is in billions of debt, where are they borrowing from? Who exactly do they owe? Are there any consequences for them being in debt? Why is it a problem when it gets large? Why was Greece in trouble, while Japan seemingly has high debt but is fine?

 

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Dec 13, 2019

What is zero's connection to algebra, Fibonacci and modern mathematics? What is the significance of it being both number and digit? Why was it so ground breaking when ancient civilizations discovered and started using the number 0? Finally... is infinity a number?

 

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