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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing robots to life
In this episode, we explain how social robots and mini drones could solve present and future problems.
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.
Werner Herzog and Jason Blum on how 2020 changed movies forever
On this episode of 'The Abstract', as Covid-19 rocks the entertainment industry, we discuss what filmmakers reveal about the future of movies.
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.
Amazons and Wonder Women: Mythbusting human history
In this episode, we discuss how new discoveries are subverting prehistoric gender roles.
Covid-19 vaccines reach new milestones, but the race is far from over
In this episode, we discuss the many hurdles that remain before vaccines will be available to the public.
Why music gives you chills (and other secrets of sound)
In this episode, we explain what the latest science says about the power of sound.
Brain food: The surprising new links between nutrition and health
In this episode, we discuss how what we eat and drink can keep our brains sane and our bodies running optimally.