Hector, The Thunderstorm That Arrives Like Clockwork Over Australia’s Tiwi Islands (Cool Weird Awesome 1096)

Around this time of year, the Tiwi Islands in northern Australia can start counting on pretty much the same thunderstorm showing up at the same time every day. It's so reliable, they even named it.

By |2023-09-27T12:12:12-04:00September 27, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Phineas Gage’s Skull Met An Iron Bar, Things Got Weird (Cool Weird Awesome 1086)

Today in 1848, a workplace accident caused an iron bar to go through the skull and brain of railroad worker Phineas Gage. Somehow, he lived, and ended up changing science forever.

By |2023-09-13T08:54:43-04:00September 13, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Bioprinting Clothes (And More) Out Of Algae (Cool Weird Awesome 530)

A research team at the University of Rochester and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has found a way to bioprint a strong, flexible and eco-friendly material that could one day serve as fabric for t-shirts, energy storage for space missions and much more. Plus: there's a world record for longest golf drive into a moving car... you knew that was a record, right?

By |2024-05-06T08:47:44-04:00May 6, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every Six Months This Island Switches Countries (Cool Weird Awesome 349)

Change is in the air in the border region between Spain and France. A small island there called Pheasant Island is about to change countries, as it does twice a year.

By |2024-05-15T08:59:03-04:00July 31, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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