The Abstract

The Abstract Podcast

SpaceX Starship: paving the way to Mars city

In this episode, we discuss what the latest Starship rocket test means for the future of space travel — and humanity itself.

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Neuralink: Meet your new robot brain

In this episode, we discuss how breakthroughs in brain-machine interfaces can restore sensory and motor function and treat neurological disorders.

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Hitting the mental reset button during Covid-19

In this episode, we discuss building character and taking care of our mental health during the pandemic.

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Rebooting your health in 2021: A scientific guide

In this episode, we explain why plant-based eating and “Pesco-Mediterranean” diets are sound strategies to improve health and longevity.

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Friends or enemies: Why social networks are the key to survival

In this episode, we dive into the surprising overlap in the relationships of chimpanzees and humans.

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The path to good health in 2021

In this episode, we explain how to avoid high-risk hot spots and embrace essential soft health drivers.

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Killer cats: The surprising behavior of your favorite pet

In this episode, we explain the feral nature of house cats and their dangerous, mysterious ways.

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Smart clock vs. body clock

In this episode, we explain how the latest science can offer crucial new paths to a good night's sleep.

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Bringing robots to life

In this episode, we explain how social robots and mini drones could solve present and future problems.

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Musk, Herzog, and Mars City: Big ideas meet bold criticism

In this episode, we discuss where the public stands on Musk's grand vision of a city on Mars by 2050.

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Werner Herzog and Jason Blum on how 2020 changed movies forever

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The hidden players shaking up the space race

In this episode, we discuss how technology firms like Air Company aim to fuel a sustainable future beyond Earth.