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Sep 30, 2022

Today poker is not about cowboy hats, smoke-filled casinos and lost family wealth.  Over the last century the game changed economics, political science and several other spheres. Poker also made possible AI that bluffs like a real human! And besides all this world-shaking developments in this episode we’ll also tell...


Sep 7, 2022

In the 60s two mathematicians came up with an algorithm. The scientists jokingly suggested it should be used for matchmaking but never actually proposed a practical application. Half a century later, another scientist came up with an unconventional use case for the algorithm and proceeded with its implementation. So how...


Aug 25, 2022

Do you know what it takes to become a scientist? You spend at least 9 years in a closed community that lives by a particularly rigid set of rules and ethical principles — it’s almost the way of the warrior. Then, if you make the cut, you become a domain expert in a very narrow field. Nevertheless, it’s not...


Aug 10, 2022

Alex Stephany is an entrepreneur from London with a startup breaking barriers in the sharing economy. One day a homeless man at a tube station drew his attention, and after striking up a conversation with him, suddenly everything fell into place. Alex realized that everything he had worked on up to that point was a key...


Jul 22, 2022

An american biologist Gregory Goodwin Pincus was the first scientist to experiment with in vitro fertilization and even achieve some level of success. But his legacy turned out to be the exact opposite. In collaboration with femisists Margaret Sanger and Katharine McCormick and a gynecologist John Rock he invented...