Futureq Show Notes – Thursday, February 28th. 2019 – Pre 001





Joy is a Spark, Literally, and Scientists Can Deliver it to You

PG Newser – If you want to be happy, if that’s all you want, and you don’t care why, and you don’t care how, try new spark joy, though it’s not been officially named spark joy, even though that would be a great name for it.  Researchers that haven’t  been identified in the Discover Magazine article have figured out how to make you happy with just a spark, and there’s video proof to boot.
Discover Magazine – Researchers say they’ve found a remarkably specific means of triggering the electrical fireworks that add up to happiness in our brains. By electrically stimulating a brain region known as the cingulum, scientists created spontaneous laughter and a sense of calm and joy in three different patients. | Get the Full Story



  • Quantum experiment suggests there really are ‘alternative facts’

    NewScientist – There are no objective facts in the world. This isn’t a statement about fake news. Rather, it is the implication of an experiment that suggests the nature of reality depends on who is looking. The work is rooted in thought experiments about the nature of quantum mechanics, but this is the first time one has been done in the lab, with potentially profound implications. “I am very excited about it,” says theorist Carlo Rovelli at Aix-Marseille University in France. | Get the Full Story […]

  • Stay Cool, Stay Hot, Your Pants Will Make It Right

    Science Daily – University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it. | Get the Full Story […]

  • Twas Air That Killed the Dinosaurs

    Science Alert – …..scientists have demonstrated what obliterated the marine life: rising temperatures accelerated the metabolisms of ocean creatures, which increases their oxygen requirements, while simultaneously depleting the oceans of oxygen. | Get the Full Story […]

  • Cooperation Versus Competition, and the Need for Mixing

    Science Daily – Research has shown that two fundamental ways in which nodes in one system can influence nodes in another one are interdependence (or cooperation), as in critical infrastructures or financial networks, and antagonism (or competition), as observed in ecological systems, social networks, or in the human brain. | Get the Full Story […]


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