1 05, 2020

Couple Songs Are A Thing, According To Science (Cool Weird Awesome 289)

By |2020-05-01T09:06:42-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

You know how some couples have their own song? There’s actually psychological research into what are known officially as “couple-defining songs," and there are legitimate benefits to the relationship to choosing a tune to share. Plus: next time you're in Japan, drop by Neko Neko Shokupan and share one of their famous cat-shaped breads with someone special.

18 11, 2019

What Time Was Like Before Time Zones (Cool Weird Awesome 173)

By |2019-11-18T06:18:24-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

November 18, 1883 is when railroads across the United States adopted a uniform system of time, more or less getting all of us in sync with each other. But what was time like before then? Plus: Japan has had cat cafes, hedgehog cafes and bunny cafes. Now there's a minipig cafe!

26 04, 2008

The Coming War With Robots: Robokiyu the Rescue Robot

By |2013-04-17T08:19:43-04:00April 26th, 2008|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

As you lay in the rubble, cataloging which of your organs has been crushed beyond repair and which are probably still ok, if they can just be tucked back into your body, pray that you're not in Tokyo, because a government-sanctioned robot will pull you out and eat you.