101 Podcasts to Make You Smarter
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News That Matters
Redefining ‘Sheeple’: A group of biotech researchers at Pablo Ross’s University of California announced that they have successfully grown nonhuman animal embryos that contain human cells. Which animal embryos did they use? You guessed it… sheep! According to bioethicist Insoo Hyun:
“This is a first step in a long series of stages to eventually get to an actual complete human organ that will develop in a live born sheep. It would then hopefully make it all the way to adulthood and make it large enough for transplantation.”
Even with the recent fluctuation of bitcoin, the number of venture capital investments into crypto startups this year is predicted to surpass 2017’s tally.
“Despite price volatility in crypto-land’s most valued blockchain asset, bitcoin (specifically the BTC chain) venture investment — in terms of sheer dollar volume — is on pace to eclipse even the banner year of 2017.” -TechCrunch
Learn more about who is investing, why they are, and what it means for the future of crypto startups.
Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation can help you calm your mind, focus your energy, and overcome mental turmoil. Try out these four meditation techniques that you can use meditation to stop negative thoughts in their tracks.
Robots are getting pretty darn cool! 🤖 🤖
Are the future olympians going to be robotic? Engineers at the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement have developed mini robot skiers. Watch the video here.
Also in the robo world, Hankook Mirae Technology have developed a 13-foot robot that looks like something straight out of an epic sci fi film…
Podcasts are becoming an increasingly more sought out medium. How’s the medium evolved over the years and why is it gaining so much traction?
The Best of The Mission
The Best Article we are Reading…
With hundreds of thousands of emerging podcasts, and a podcast industry that is in the process of doubling in size… it’s harder than ever to find the BEST podcasts for 2018.
That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled The 101 Best Podcasts of 2018! Check ’em out, and let us know your personal favorites.
The Best Podcast Episode we are Listening To…
Speaking of podcasts, here’s one that we are obsessing over: Homecoming.
The Best YouTube Channel we are Watching…
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