It's Only Science
About This Show
"It's Only Science" is a podcast from the editorial team at Discover Magazine. Every week, we get the band of nerds together to talk about science. We might discuss the news, play some games or just share something that blew our minds on a given week. It's basically show-and-tell with a science hook. We don't take ourselves too seriously, so join us and have some fun.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #9: From Boredom to 'Sporedom'
The science of boredom is actually quite stimulating, as Carl makes clear in an utterly meta segment of the Boredom Bin. And they're old, they're fast, they're huge, they're magical ... they're mushrooms. From "hat" tossing to cleaning up nuclear waste, Alison explores the fantastic capabilities of fungi.
The brain is a mysterious thing, and the few scientists who have studied the "Tetris Effect" have revealed intriguing quirks about memory, and as Bill explains, there are plenty of questions remaining.
And finally, Nate explores the linguistic nature of words that have no translation in English, such as tartle, Iktsuarpok or komorebi. Can we truly experience a feeling or idea if we don't have a word for it?