In this week’s episode, we perform a little thought experiment of “If the Earth had rotated the other direction since the beginning of time, would anything be different?” The answer might surprise you (as it did Todd, because he doesn’t know very much). We also get the lowdown on the month-long, St. Helen’s “Halloweentown” celebration, where the Unipiper was a parade headliner. Also: “The Morality Machine,” Google’s Translates Neural Network, the Rheinlander closes, Portlandia’s feminist books store in a tizzy, the Rosetta/Philea mission ends, and how to pass multiple kidney stones on a rollercoaster near you. Enjoy!

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