Using Lava Lamps to Generate Randomness (w/ Matt Parker), How Ritalin Makes You Focus, and What Bacteria Beneath the Sea Floor Means for Life on Mars

Learn about how drugs like Ritalin and Adderall actually make you “focus,” how tech companies are using lava lamps to make computers more secure, and why new life discovered at the bottom of the ocean opens up new possibilities for finding life on Mars.

Scientists figured out how Ritalin actually makes you focus by Grant Currin

Additional resources from Matt Parker, stand-up mathematician:

Researchers discover bacteria living in rock beneath the sea floor (which is good news for life on Mars) by Cameron Duke

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