Episode 101: Megastructures

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John Pienta has an profound moment with a patient, one which crystalized for him a sense that he’s doing exactly the right thing in his life. Meanwhile (being full of profundity this week) he brings Marc Toral, Dylan Todd, and Corbin Weaver good news–that we are not alone in the universe. Maybe…Marc’s not buying it. Whatever, science boy, this changes everything.

Also, the things we’re learning about ebola after the infection seems to subside are interesting, and they lead Dave to surmise that we’re all screwed. And conventional wisdom about sleep hygiene–in particular, the idea that we need 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and that modern life is to blame for insomnia–is probably BS.

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