#192 - A year on Mars | Curio

#192 - A year on Mars

24 mins | Apr 20, 2022

Today's episode from 20th April 2022. It's been over a year since NASA landed the Perseverance Rover on Mars, so this morning we're taking a look at what it's achieved, what challenges lie ahead and how much closer we are to knowing whether life has existed on the red planet. Then later, it's "hump day" (the middle of the working week) and we've got a piece on how one journalist is putting an end to chasing her ambitions. After years of the pandemic and now the "great resignation", could more people be settling for mediocrity in their careers? One year from touchdown, the Perseverance Rover has been exploring the alien landscape it accidentally touched down on and has discovered that its history is much more interesting than its team had imagined. Now the rover is heading towards its initial touchdown area, its team on the ground are getting ready for the toughest task yet, getting the rover’s rocks back to earth. Nadia Drake explores for Scientific American. People are working harder than ever before. However, as proven by 'The Great Resignation' that followed the coronavirus pandemic, many are no longer willing to sacrifice their well-being for the American pipedream. For The Cut, Amil Niazi reflects on how this global paradigm shift has affected her attitude towards ambition, making it clear it was time to re-assess her priorities. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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