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MSP213. Weird Science: Smells Like Team Spirit

Matt Armitage, Kulturpop

08-Jul-22 11:00

MSP213. Weird Science: Smells Like Team Spirit

On this episode of Weird Science, a missing Crypto Queen, why we like people who smell like us, fasting for your nerves, and a crime predicting AI. And why you shouldn’t drink coffee while shopping.

Episode Sources:

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/38309/20220621/want-avoid-impulse-buying-coffee-

drink-caffeine-before-shopping-expert.htm

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00222429221109247

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2325559-youre-more-likely-to-become-friends-with-

someone-who-smells-like-you/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933240-700-the-hidden-rules-that-determine-

which-friendships-matter-to-us/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326530-intermittent-fasting-linked-to-better-gut-and-

liver-function-in-mice/

https://www.iflscience.com/does-intermittent-fasting-hold-the-key-to-nerve-regeneration-

64267

https://gizmodo.com/national-fecal-sample-bank-health-c-diff-1849130190

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326879-zika-or-dengue-infections-make-you-more-

appealing-to-mosquitoes/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2166597-catching-malaria-makes-you-smell-more-

attractive-to-mosquitoes/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326129-artificially-intelligent-robot-perpetuates-

racist-and-sexist-prejudice/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326297-ai-predicts-crime-a-week-in-advance-with-90-

per-cent-accuracy/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/01/fbi-offers-100000-reward-for-help-

finding-onecoin-cryptoqueen-ruja-ignatova

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