Category: Answers With Joe

The Pea-Sized Gland That Controls Your Thoughts

The human brain is made up of three levels that correspond to different stages of our evolution. We look at the more advanced level as the “thinking” level that makes us human. But the lower level, less evolved parts of the brain have a lot more control over us than we think they do.

Are Solid State Batteries About To Change The World?

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As the world becomes more electrified, the race is on to build cheaper, longer-lasting, more energy-dense batteries. One of the most promising technologies in this space is the solid state battery, developed by an absolute legend in the battery world, one of the inventors of the lithium ion battery and recent Nobel Prize winner John B. Goodenough.

The Gut Bacteria That Control Your Mind

The war of bacteria vs man has been waging since the beginning of time, but there are some bacteria that we can’t live without, and some that even control our mood and behavior. So when you say you’re thinking with your gut, you’re kinda right.

How To Hack Your Memory

Memory champions are capable of seemingly superhuman feats of memory, but it’s something we can all do – if you know a few tricks.

Also if you’re on Netflix, check out the documentary Memory Games.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Shrinking (Also, Jupiter Is Insane)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has been the biggest storm in the solar system for centuries. But lately, it seems to be shrinking… and nobody’s sure why.

So this video was supposed to just be about the Great Red Spot but honestly the more I looked into Jupiter, the more I was struck by how insane the planet is. So it kinda became about that.

Why Do We See Ghosts?

Ghosts and hauntings have been a part of the human experience for as long as there have been humans. But are they really spirits of dead people trapped on Earth? Or are there other explanations for ghostly phenomena?

Is Artificial Gravity Really Achievable?

Rotating habitats and artificial gravity are a staple of science fiction movies and TV shows, but the realities of space travel means that someday we’ll have to get serious about artificial gravity to keep our astronauts and space travelers healthy. The question is, what’s the best way to do that, and is it even possible with today’s technology?

The Wild Predictions Of Edgar Cayce – The Sleeping Prophet

The early 20th century saw the peak of the spiritualism movement, and one of the biggest names to come out of that movement was Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet for the way he fell into a trance-like state while performing his readings.

He claimed to connect to a kind of universal superconsciousness in this state and made predictions about the future, some of which seemed to eerily come true.

Although, of his more than 14,000 predictions, there are also some very out-there ideas about Atlantis coming back and death rays.

Cayce still has adherents to his prophecies to this day, though much of his work has been discredited by skeptics like James Randi.

Either way, Cayce shaped the way a lot of people thought in the 20th century.