Could Parasites Turn Us into Zombies?

Learn about whether parasites can turn us into zombies, why awkward silences are so awkward, and why bubbles form in boiling water.

Could parasites turn us into zombies? By Cameron Duke

The Science of Awkward Silences by Anna Todd

  • Koudenburg, N., Postmes, T., & Gordijn, E. H. (2011). Disrupting the flow: How brief silences in group conversations affect social needs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(2), 512–515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2010.12.006 
  • Koudenburg, N., Postmes, T., & Gordijn, E. H. (2013). Resounding Silences. Social Psychology Quarterly, 76(3), 224–241. https://doi.org/10.1177/0190272513496794 

Why do bubbles form in boiling water? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Abu)

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