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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from CuriosityDaily.com will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today. Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to Science Channel. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms Apply.

Undead Spiders, Dandelion Drones, Dark Energy Made Light
4d ago
Undead Spiders, Dandelion Drones, Dark Energy Made Light
Researchers are making small claws out of dead spiders, dandelion seeds are inspiring scientists to mimic their distribution with small sensors to be able to better track ecological information, and the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is helping us create a 3D map of the universe.Undead Spiders “How researchers at Rice University in Texas figured out how to revive dead spiders (sort of)” by Orlando Mayorquin Biotic Materials as Ready-to-Use Actuators” by Te Faye Yap, Zhen Liu,Anoop Rajappan, Trevor J. Shimokusu, and Daniel J. Preston Drones  Tiny Battery-Free Devices Float in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds by Sarah McQuate Dispersal of Battery-Free Wireless Devices by Vikram Iyer, et al. Design: 10 Examples of Nature Inspiring Technology by Gertie Goddard Took Cues From Helicopter Seeds to Invent Tiny Microchips That Float on Wind by Lindsay Clark Energy Made Light Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Creates Largest 3D Map of the Cosmos by Adam Becker Map of Distant Galaxies Could Help Untangle the Mystery of Dark Energy by Daniel Clery DESI Science Mission by Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Mushrooming Minds, Super Plants, Plz Call Your Friends
6d ago
Mushrooming Minds, Super Plants, Plz Call Your Friends
Magic mushrooms are giving researchers hope in treating conditions like anxiety and depression, a new study may have found the key to increasing photosynthesis efficiency in plants, and research shows that we love being reached out to by old friends! Mushrooming Minds'They Broke My Mental Shackles': Could Magic Mushrooms be the Answer to Depression? by Josh Jacobs Produces Substantial and Sustained Decreases in Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Life-Threatening Cancer: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial by Roland R. Griffiths, et al. and Sustained Symptom Reduction Following Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Life-Threatening Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Stephen Ross, et al. Decrease in Amygdala Reactivity Correlates with Enhanced Positive Mood in Healthy Volunteers by Rainer Kraehenmann, et al. Mechanisms of Psilocybin: Changes in Amygdala and Prefrontal Functional Connectivity during Emotional Processing after Psilocybin for Treatment-Resistant Depression by Lea J. Mertens, et al. System: Amygdala by The University of Texas McGovern Medical School Plants Scientists Resurrect Ancient Enzymes To Improve Photosynthesis by Krishna Ramanujan the Efficiency of Rubisco by Resurrecting Its Ancestors in the Family Solanaceae by Myat T. Lin, et al. Take Step to Improve Crops’ Photosynthesis, Yields by Krishna Ramanujan Subunits Can Determine Enzyme Kinetics of Tobacco Rubisco Expressed in Escherichia Coli by Myat T. Lin, et al. Call Your Friends“Unexpectedly reaching out to a friend is more appreciated than people assume, new study shows” by Douglas Heingartner Surprise of Reaching Out: Appreciated More Than We Think” by Peggy J. Liu, SoYon Rim, Lauren Min, and Kate E. Min Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Fry Flying, Gas Giants at Home, Entangled Atoms
Sep 16 2022
Fry Flying, Gas Giants at Home, Entangled Atoms
Today we are discussing new sustainable fuels for airplanes, creating other worldly heat at home, and a new record for quantum entanglement.Fry Flying“Cooking Oil Could Be the New Jet Fuel” by Caroline Delbert “Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Status, Challenges and Prospects of Drop-In Liquid Fuels, Hydrogen and Electrification in Aviation” by Ausilio Bauen, et al. “Global Biorenewable Development Strategies for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production” by Kok Siew Ng, et al. “A Step Change Towards Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Sewage Sludge” by Muhammad Asif Bashir, et al. Giants at Home“Finally, a Practical Use for Nuclear Fusion” by Amit Katwala the Heat: Fusion Reactors Used to Test Spacecraft Heat Shields” by The American Physical Society National Fusion Facility” by General Atomics Impact in Stellar Media: Spacecraft Heat Shield Study in DIII-D” by Dmitriy M. Orlov Study of Carbon Ablation in Jupiter-Like Heating Environment” by Eva Kostadinova, et al. Atoms“Record-setting quantum entanglement connects two atoms across 20 miles” by Michael Irving single atoms over 33 km telecom fibre” by Tim van Leent, Matthias Bock, Florian Fertig, Robert Garthoff, Sebastian Eppelt, Yiru Zhou, Pooja Malik, Matthias Seubert, Tobias Bauer, Wenjamin Rosenfeld, Wei Zhang, Christoph Becher & Harald Weinfurter Internet Explained” by Ahmed Banafa physics: Record entanglement of quantum memories” by ScienceDaily Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Octopus Culture, Schizophrenia Origins, Killing Cancer
Sep 15 2022
Octopus Culture, Schizophrenia Origins, Killing Cancer
Learn about octopi forming communities, clues to the origins of schizophrenia, and a new compound giving researchers hope for fighting tough to treat cancers.   Octopus Culture “Hidden World of Octopus Cities and Culture Shows why it’s Wrong to Farm These Sentient Creatures” by Guardian Magazine question of animal emotions” by Frans B. M. De Waal and Kristin Andrews octopuses are building small “cities” off the coast of Australia” by Annalee Newitz second site occupied by Octopus tetricus at high densities, with notes on their ecology and behavior” by David Scheel, et al. Culture by Zhana Reznikova Origins“Landmark Study Reveals Clearest Genetic Signals Yet for Schizophrenia Risk” by Rutgers Research genomic loci implicates genes and synaptic biology in schizophrenia” by Vassily Trubetskoy, et al. is Schizophrenia?” by The American Psychiatric Association is a Gene?” by Medline Plus Cancer “Promising Compound Kills Range Of Hard-To-Treat Cancers By Targeting A Previously Undiscovered Vulnerability” by UT Southwestern Medical Center LIPA independent of its lipase activity is a therapeutic strategy in solid tumors via induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress” by Xihui Liu, Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli, Shourya Kumar, Tae-Kyung Lee, Andrew Moore, Shihong Ma, Liping Chen, Michael Hsieh, Mengxing Li, Gangadhara R. Sareddy, Karla Parra, Eliot B. Blatt, Tanner C. Reese, Yuting Zhao, Annabel Chang, Hui Yan, Zhenming Xu, Uday P. Pratap, Zexuan Liu, Carlos M. Roggero, Zhenqiu Tan, Susan T. Weintraub, Yan Peng, Rajeshwar R. Tekmal, Carlos L. Arteaga, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ratna K. Vadlamudi, Jung-Mo Ahn & Ganesh V. Raj. Discover New Molecule That Kills Hard-to-Treat Cancers” By Amanda Siegfried Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Glass Rain Dinosaur Pain, Snarge Science, Human Skin Cyborg
Sep 14 2022
Glass Rain Dinosaur Pain, Snarge Science, Human Skin Cyborg
A new archeological discovery might be from the day of the big asteroid strike that took down the dinosaurs, bird goo is helping us understand airplane accidents, and find out about the most human-like robot finger you’ve ever seen!Glass Rain Dinosaur Pain Tanis: Fossil of Dinosaur Killed in Asteroid Strike Found, Scientists Claim by Jonathan Amos Claim They've Found a Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Fossil Killed When the Mass Extinction Asteroid Hit the Earth 66 Million Years Ago by Marianne Guenot and Alia Shoaib Day the Dinosaurs Died by Douglas Preston Seismically Induced Onshore Surge Deposit at the KPg Boundary, North Dakota by Robert A. DePalma, et al. Impact Event: Discovering the Impact Site by Lunar and Planetary Institute Science‘Snarge’ Happens, and Studying It Makes Your Flight Safer by Jason Bittel Institution, Feather Identification Lab by Federal Aviation Administration Strike - An Experimental, Theoretical, and Numerical Investigation by Reza Hedayati and Mojtaba Sadighi. the Bird, When Not Much Bird Is Left by Matthew L. Wald Skin Cyborg“How Humanlike Do We Really Want Robots to Be?” by Brian Handwerk skin on a robot” by Michio Kawai, Minghao Nie, Haruka Oda, Yuya Morimoto, and Shoji Takeuchi Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Big Brain Bestfriends, Mars Exploration Fleet, Brain Unpain
Sep 9 2022
Big Brain Bestfriends, Mars Exploration Fleet, Brain Unpain
Discover how our brains physically reflect how social we are, a new proposal for Mars exploration vehicles, and patterns in our brain that reveal how we process pain!Social brains.“Brain regions linked to empathy bigger in monkeys with more friends” by Alice Klein connections predict brain structure in a multidimensional free-ranging primate society” by Camille Testard, et al. social network size is reflected in human brain structure” by R. Kanai, et al. relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span” by Yang Claire Yang, et al. ecocultural model predicts Neanderthal extinction through competition with modern humans” by William Gilpin, et al. CarsDivide and Conquer: Mars Rovers Could be Superseded by Swarms of Two-Wheeled Robots by Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Two-Wheeled Robotic Swarm Concept for Mars Exploration by Alexander Petrovsky, et al. by NASA Science Mars Exploration Program by MIT Skoltech Program patterns.“Discovery In The Brains Of Army Veterans Sheds Light On The Neurobiological Mechanisms Behind Chronic Pain And Trauma” by Conn Hastings Pain and Trauma Symptoms in Veterans From Resting-State Connectivity: Unsupervised Modeling” by Irina A. Strigo, Andrea D. Spadoni and Alan N. Simmons. Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Fake Paint Real Carbon, Vanishing Vikings, Sweeping Smarts
Sep 7 2022
Fake Paint Real Carbon, Vanishing Vikings, Sweeping Smarts
Tune in to understand how new tech to find fake paintings, the mysterious reason a viking colony collapsed, and how doing chores might make kids smarter!Goodbye forgaries.Police Rely on Radiocarbon Dating to Identify Forged Paintings by Carolyn Wilke Recent Forgeries of Impressionist and Pointillist Paintings with High-Precision Radiocarbon Dating by Lucille Beck, et al. Forgeries of Modern Art by the 14C Bomb Peak by L. Caforio, et al. Modern Paint Forgeries by Radiocarbon Dating by Laura Hendricks, et al. the life force.Greenland’s Vikings May Have Vanished Because They Ran Out of Water by Colin Barras Drying Trend Coincident with the Demise of Norse Settlement in Southern Greenland by Boyang Zhao, et al. of an In Situ Branched GDGT Calibration in Lake 578, Southern Greenland by Boyang Zhao, et al. Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish? by Tim Folger Maxima in Baffin Bay During the Medieval Warm Period Coeval with Norse Settlement by Nicolás E. Young, et al. Happened to the Viking Settlement of Greenland? New Research Shows Cooling Weather Not a Factor by Magnús Sveinn Helgason for thinking.“Children's chores improve brain function” by La Trobe University functions and household chores: Does engagement in chores predict children's cognition?” by Deanna L Tepper, Tiffani J Howell, and Pauleen C Bennett Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Neanderthal Roommates, Sea Dragons, Hidden Egyptian
Sep 1 2022
Neanderthal Roommates, Sea Dragons, Hidden Egyptian
Hear about a new archeological site that suggests humans arrived in Europe 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, what a giant fossil could teach us about the fearsome sea dragon, and a massive archeological find in Egypt!European humans.Homo Sapiens May Have Reached Europe 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought by Bruce Bower Human Incursion into Neanderthal Territories 54,000 Years Ago at Mandrin, France by Ludovic Slimak, et al. Cave Fossils Provide Earliest Evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia by Katerina Harvati, et al. of the sea.Huge Prehistoric 'Sea Dragon' Fossil Discovered in U.K. Reservoir by Rachel Elbaum Fossil Reptile Group by Encyclopedia Britannica Sea Dragon: How Remarkable Ichthyosaur Fossil Was Protected by Greig Watson World-Renowned Ichthyosaurus”: A Nineteenth-Century Problematic and Its Representations" by John Glendening city.Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 3,000-Year-Old ‘Lost Golden City’ by Livia Gershon Archaeologist Zahi Hawass Announces Discovery of Luxor’s ‘Lost City’ by Mustafa Marie Rise and Fall of Zahi Hawass by Joshua Hammer Golden City' Found in Egypt Reveals Lives of Ancient Pharaohs by BBC News Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Skin Print, Testing Birth Control, Race To Bring Mars Home
Aug 31 2022
Skin Print, Testing Birth Control, Race To Bring Mars Home
You’re going to learn about efforts to print astronaut skin in space with their own blood, the mystifying side effects of birth control, and the race to bring soil samples back from Mars!Blood skin.3D Bioprinting Artificial Bone for Emergency Medicine in Space by European Space Agency 3D-Printed Skin and Bone, for Humans to Mars by European Space Agency Medicine and 3D Bioprinting for Human Space Exploration and Planet Colonization by Tommaso Ghidini Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs by Sean V. Murphy & Anthony Atala control plus extra.Why Birth Control Side Effects Have Eluded Science by Saima Sidik Contraception and Serious Psychiatric Illness: Absence of an Association by M.P. Vessey, et al. Relationship Between Progestin Hormonal Contraception and Depression: A Systematic Review by Brett L. Worly, et al. of Hormonal Contraception With Depression by Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, et al. Contraceptive Use is Associated with Neural and Affective Changes in Healthy Young Women by Nina Lisofsky, et al. dirt.“China plans to return Mars samples to Earth in 2031: report” by Elizabeth Howell military to keep wary eye on Chinese and Russian space ambitions under President Biden” by Mike Wall aims to bring Mars samples to Earth 2 years before NASA, ESA mission” by Andrew Jones Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Nano Cancer Fight, Memory Structure, Coffee Buzz Days
Aug 24 2022
Nano Cancer Fight, Memory Structure, Coffee Buzz Days
You’re going to learn about how our body’s pH is helping us fight cancer, how memories aren’t stored where we thought they were, and how drinking coffee could have you spending a lot more at the store.Ph power.“pH-Responsive Nanoparticles for Cancer Immunotherapy: A Brief Review” by Yunfeng Yan and Hangwei Ding ultra-pH sensitive nanoparticles improve therapeutic window by Xu Wang, et al. up cancer cells with pH-activated nanoparticles by Angus Chen Statistics by National Cancer Institute box.“A Single Memory is Stored Across Many Connected Brain Regions” by The Picower Institute and Inventions: SHIELD” by The Picower Institute Of Tissue Physicochemical Properties Using Polyfunctional Crosslinkers” by Young-Gyun Park, et al. by Queensland Brain Institute Don’t drink before you shop.“Caffeine Consumption Leads to Impulsivity during Shopping, New Study Shows” by Natali Anderson Caffeine's Effects on Consumer Spending” by Dipayan Biswas, Patrick Hartmann, Martin Eisend, Courtney Szocs, Bruna Jochims, Vanessa Apaolaza, Erik Hermann, Cristina M. López, and Adilson Borges. Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Rice TV Screen, Satellite Warfare, Unraveled DNA
Aug 18 2022
Rice TV Screen, Satellite Warfare, Unraveled DNA
Do you want to know about a new environmentally friendly way to make TV Screens, what future space warfare might look like, and how we have finally completely unraveled the human genome?Rice is more than food. It’s TV.World’s First LED Lights Developed from Rice Husks by Hiroshima University Si Quantum Dot LEDs from Recycled Rice Husks by Shiho Terada, et al. is Quantum Dot Display Technology? by Dave Haynes the Environmental Impact of Quantum Dots by Rachel Berkowitz weapons.Analysts Warn Anti-Satellite Weapons Have Evolved Beyond Missiles by Wired Conducts Destructive Anti-Satellite Missile Test by Anthony Blinken Presses UN on Treaty Over Space Weapons by Amanda Miller Debris Forces Space Station Crew to Take Shelter; U.S. Blames "Reckless" Russian Missile Test by William Harwood Defense Initiative (SDI) by Atomic Heritage Foundation Genome.Complete Human Genome Sequenced for First Time In Major Breakthrough by Becky Ferreira Complete Sequence of a Human Genome by Sergey Nurk, et al. is the Human Genome Project by The National Human Genome Research Institute Brief Guide to Genomics by The National Human Genome Research Institute Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
AI vs. Parkinson’s, Dark Sun Power, Death Proof Jellyfish
Aug 17 2022
AI vs. Parkinson’s, Dark Sun Power, Death Proof Jellyfish
Ever wonder about the artificial intelligence helping us find and fight Parkinson’s disease? What about the new methods for collecting energy from solar panels at night or how the tiny immortal jellyfish may help us massively extend our lifespans. Tune in to learn more!Robots that help.Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Uncover Hidden Signatures of Parkinson’s Disease by New York Stem Cell Foundation Deep Learning and Unbiased Automated High-Content Screening to Identify Complex Disease Signatures in Human Fibroblasts by Lauren Schiff, et al. is Parkinsons by Ahmad Elkouzi Agenda by The Michael J. Fox Foundation but at night.Stanford Engineers Invent a Solar Panel That Generates Electricity at Night by Grant Currin Electric Power Generation at a Density of 50 mW/m2 Via Radiative Cooling of a Photovoltaic Cell by Sid Assawaworrarit, et al. Do Solar Panels Work by Michael Dhar and Ailsa Harvey Panels That Can Generate Electricity at Night Have Been Developed at Stanford by Rina Torchinsky the secret to life.The Secrets of the Immortal Jellyfish, Earth's Longest-Living Animal by Thomas Ling dohrnii: The Life Cycle of the Immortal Jellyfish by The Real Immortal Jellyfish Reprogramming and Immortality: Expression Profiling Reveals Putative Genes Involved in Turritopsis dohrnii’s Life Cycle Reversal by Yui Matsumoto and Maria Pia Miglietta Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Poop of Youth, Robot Roaches, Chatty Fungus
Aug 12 2022
Poop of Youth, Robot Roaches, Chatty Fungus
Learn about how we might be flushing the secret to anti-aging down the toilet, how cyborg cockroaches could save your life one day and how mushrooms may be talking to each other!The connection between poop and aging.“Fecal Transplants Reverse Hallmarks of Aging in the Gut, Eyes, and Brain” by The University of East Anglia Microbiota Transfer Between Young and Aged Mice Reverses Hallmarks of the Aging Gut, Eye, And Brain” by Aimée Parker, Stefano Romano, Rebecca Ansorge, Asmaa Aboelnour, Gwenaelle Le Gall, George M. Savva, Matthew G. Pontifex, Andrea Telatin, David Baker, Emily Jones, David Vauzour, Steven Rudder, L. Ashley Blackshaw, Glen Jeffery & Simon R. Carding and rescue roaches.“Robotised insects may search collapsed buildings for survivors” by The Economist team turning cockroaches into life-saving cyborg bugs at disaster sites” by Clara Chong talks.“Language of Fungi Derived From Their Electrical Spiking Activity” by Andrew Adamatzky may Communicate with Each Other Using Electrical Impulses” by Elizabeth Gamillo Appear to Talk in a Language Similar to Humans” by Hannah Osborne Fungus Among Us May Have Their Own Mushroom Language” by Melissa Truth Miller Trees Talk to Each Other?” by Richard Grant Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here:
Nostalgia Blocks Pain, Uploaded Brains, Sand vs. Nanoplastic
Aug 11 2022
Nostalgia Blocks Pain, Uploaded Brains, Sand vs. Nanoplastic
Listen in to hear how nostalgic thoughts can be a method of physical pain relief, the recent progress made in the effort to one day upload our minds to the digital world, and how getting nanoplastic out of our drinking water could be as simple as sand!Memories can be pain free.“Scientists Find a Surprising Connection Between Nostalgia and Pain Relief” by Nick Keppler Can Reduce Perception of Pain, Study Shows” by Lauren Kent thoughts.“Could We Really Use Science To Upload Our Minds?" by Tara Yarlagadda We Ever Be Able to Upload Our Brains?” By K. Thor Jensen Musk says humans could eventually download their brains into robots — and Grimes thinks Jeff Bezos would do it” by Megan Sauer Trillion Connections: New Efforts Probe and Map the Brain's Detailed Architecture” by Carl Zimmer Williams Frozen In Two Pieces” by Associated Press without plastic.“Water Treatment Plants Would Be Ready For The Removal Of Nanoplastics” by Andri Bryner Removal During Drinking Water Treatment: Laboratory- And Pilot-Scale Experiments And Modeling” by Gerardo Pulido-Reyesa, Leonardo Magherini, Carlo Bianco, Rajandrea Sethi, Ursvon Guntenac, Ralf Kaegi, and Denise M. Mitranod Does a Sand Filter Work?” by Joshua Reijnen to Characterize, Identify and Quantify Nano- And Sub-Micron Sized Plastics in Relevant Media For Human Exposure: A Critical Review” by Carlo Roberto de Bruin, Eva de Rijke, Annemarie P. van Wezel, and A. Astefanei. Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: