Hear and Now: Sleep, Slime and Way Fewer Commercials

Allison Loudermilk

Hear and Now: Sleep, Slime and Way Fewer Commercials HowStuffWorks
Hear and Now: Sleep, Slime and Way Fewer Commercials HowStuffWorks

Hey, everybody, the fifth episode of our newbie HowStuffWorks podcast — HowStuffWorks Now — dropped today at noon Eastern time.

In case you haven't listened to this podcast yet, here's what happens on each episode: The staff here break down a trio of news stories that caught our eye, with host Lauren Vogelbaum leading the way. We also have videos that we shoot for each story, which we'll be linking to in the text and adding below in case you want to watch them, too. (Hey, some of us learn best by listening and some by watching. Some of us pull off both with ease.)

In any case, think of the HowStuffWorks Now podcast as your weekly dose of awesome stories with a lot less scrolling and a lot more listening.

This week, Robert Lamb explains why your first night of sleep in a new place, whether it's for a business trip or a super fabulous vacation, is less than satisfying. That story arose out of a study published in Current Biology that you can grab here.  

Next up is Jonathan Strickland making you feel good about your decision to cut the cord and letting you know exactly how much time you're not wasting watching commercials. That story first sprang up on, not surprisingly, CordCutting.com and was written by Stephen Lovely.

Rounding out the trio is Christian Sager who tells us that slime, specifically cyanobacteria, can see and move. Here's the link for that illuminating study.

Give it a listen. It's right there. And if you like what you hear, subscribe



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