Brainstuff

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Sinopsis

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Episodios

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Are the Oceans Salty?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are the Oceans Salty?

    18/04/2021 Duración: 03min

    Seawater is salty because of several quirks in Earth's water cycle. Learn the reasons why in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/why-is-seawater-salty.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Could Technology Replace Animal Testing?

    BrainStuff Classics: Could Technology Replace Animal Testing?

    17/04/2021 Duración: 07min

    Trying potential medical treatments on animals was once the best that science could do, but new technologies could make animal testing obsolete. Learn how in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://auto.howstuffworks.com/tech-transport/does-technology-make-us-drive-worse.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Do Ordinary People Commit Espionage?

    Why Do Ordinary People Commit Espionage?

    16/04/2021 Duración: 08min

    It takes a particular kind of person to go from average citizen to amateur spy. Learn what history and psychology have taught us in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-do-ordinary-people-commit-acts-of-espionage.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Emus Work?

    How Do Emus Work?

    15/04/2021 Duración: 07min

    These large, leggy birds can run fast and make friends faster. Learn more about them in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/emu.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Can Herd Immunity Help Keep a Population Safe?

    How Can Herd Immunity Help Keep a Population Safe?

    14/04/2021 Duración: 10min

    Herd immunity can help keep a population healthier, but achieving it can be difficult. Learn about vaccines and vaccination reluctance in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/herd-immunity.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did Oregon Enforce a White-Only Population Until 1926?

    How Did Oregon Enforce a White-Only Population Until 1926?

    13/04/2021 Duración: 05min

    In the 1850s, Oregon voted to outlaw slavery in their state -- but also to outlaw free Black people from living there. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/racial-history-oregon-was-whites-only-until-1926.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Can We Learn from Fish about Walking?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Can We Learn from Fish about Walking?

    11/04/2021 Duración: 05min

    Some fish that strut the seafloor share a common ancestor with humans, so researchers are hoping that studying these fish could help us understand how we walk. Learn how in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/extinct-animals/ancient-fish-strutted-seafloor-before-land-animals.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Does Technology Make Us Worse Drivers?

    BrainStuff Classics: Does Technology Make Us Worse Drivers?

    10/04/2021 Duración: 07min

    Any high-tech car feature that takes your attention away from the road is a distraction, but are even our automatic safety systems making driving more dangerous? We explore in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://auto.howstuffworks.com/tech-transport/does-technology-make-us-drive-worse.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Did Lucille Ball Use Her Fillings to Spy?

    Did Lucille Ball Use Her Fillings to Spy?

    09/04/2021 Duración: 04min

    Rumor has it that Lucille Ball once picked up a spy's radio signal with her fillings -- but could it be true? Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/lucille-ball-fillings-spy.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Spider Webs Work?

    How Do Spider Webs Work?

    08/04/2021 Duración: 07min

    Different kinds of spiders build all sorts of different webs, from beautiful bug-catchers to protective egg sacs to clever trap doors. Learn about them in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/spiders-spin-webs.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Is It Better to Shower in the Morning or Evening?

    Is It Better to Shower in the Morning or Evening?

    07/04/2021 Duración: 05min

    Showering first thing or last thing in your day is largely a personal preference, but a few factors might sway you one way or the other. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/daily/tips/morning-vs-evening-showers-discuss.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Is Coal Ash Such a Problem?

    Why Is Coal Ash Such a Problem?

    06/04/2021 Duración: 09min

    One of the results of burning coal to produce energy is the creation of coal ash, a toxic product that can wreak havoc when it spills into nearby ecosystems. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/deadly-problem-coal-ash.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Does Budget Reconciliation Work?

    How Does Budget Reconciliation Work?

    05/04/2021 Duración: 05min

    Once a year, the U.S. government can use a process called reconciliation to fast-track big budget legislation through Congress. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/reconciliation.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Do Boogers Form?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Do Boogers Form?

    04/04/2021 Duración: 04min

    Snot is a crucial part of our immune system, and boogers are a byproduct of that system. Learn how they form (plus, why eating them might be advantageous) in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nose-throat/boogers-form-in-nose.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Some Sea Turtles Hatching Almost All Female?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Some Sea Turtles Hatching Almost All Female?

    03/04/2021 Duración: 04min

    A sea turtle's sex is determined by the temperature where it hatches, and the Great Barrier Reef is warmer than ever before. Learn what this could mean in today's classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/sea-turtles-great-barrier-reef-turning-99-percent-female.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Do Most People Have 46 Chromosomes?

    Why Do Most People Have 46 Chromosomes?

    02/04/2021 Duración: 07min

    Chromosomes contain the DNA that codes our very existence, and most people have 23 pairs. Learn how they work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/23-pairs-chromosomes.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Was the Great Moon Hoax of 1835?

    What Was the Great Moon Hoax of 1835?

    01/04/2021 Duración: 05min

    In the early 1800s, a set of newspaper articles had people across America believing a civilization had been found on the moon. Learn how it happened in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/ridiculous-history-the-great-moon-hoax-1835.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Capybaras Work?

    How Do Capybaras Work?

    31/03/2021 Duración: 05min

    This characteristically chill, friendly animal is the largest rodent in the world. Learn more about the capybara in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/capybara.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Does Tabasco Sauce Work?

    How Does Tabasco Sauce Work?

    30/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    Tabasco brand hot sauce is the most popular in the U.S., and it's been made pretty much the same way for 150 years. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tabasco-sauce-red-stick.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did Jean Macnamara Help Vanquish Polio?

    How Did Jean Macnamara Help Vanquish Polio?

    29/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    In the early 1900s, Australian doctor Jean Macnamara helped the world learn how polio works -- and helped patients rehabilitate. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/-jean-macnamara.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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