The Trouble With Cobalt | Answers With Joe

Electric cars have a dark secret – cobalt. The element that is in almost all lithium-ion batteries is often considered a conflict mineral because half of all cobalt reserves are found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a troubled region with over a century of instability.

But is it as bad as the anti-EV crowd has led us to believe? What’s the reality of the situation, and what are some of the solutions?

Is Hypnosis For Real?

Hypnosis has a long history, starting as a medical treatment, then becoming pure entertainment, and eventually becoming a psychological tool. But it’s had its share of controversy. Today we’re looking at the history of hypnosis, how hypnosis works, and the dark side of taking a peek at your subconscious mind.

Your Brain’s Incredible Healing Powers

The placebo effect is the phenomenon of your body responding to a treatment even if it’s not real. It happens so much, so strongly, and so often that it has to be factored in to any medical study.

It speaks to the amazing ability of the brain to physiologically change the body in surprising ways.

The Apocalypse That Could Have Been

Anybody who grew up in the 90s remembers the Y2K scare – the potential computer glitch that could end the world on January 1st, 2000. It didn’t happen of course, but it could have been bad if not for the work of some dedicated, anonymous heroes.