In this episode we present some cool science-related articles and talk a little about online activism.
In the first segment, we present three scientific articles that have been circulating around the web this week. The first deals with research on the limits in our threshold for socialization. Next, we explore last week’s cold snap and face the fact that we’re not cut out for winter anymore. Finally, we look at an experiment where researchers are able to turn back time to allow test subjects to think young again.
The second segment is a short chat with one of the musicians who has been kind enough to lend us his songs for the show, Aleksi Pietikäinen. The segment opens and closes with music by this Finnish composer who aspires to create film scores.
In the final segment we remember activist and innovator Aaron Swartz, and talk with the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, Trevor Timm. Director Timm, who once worked as as activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tells us that we can help to carry on Aaron’s legacy by visiting TheDayWeFightBack.org and contacting our representatives to demand reforms in NSA surveillance policies.