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

  • Who Was Ada Lovelace, the Enchantress of Numbers?

    Who Was Ada Lovelace, the Enchantress of Numbers?

    15/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer. Learn about her life and work with Charles Babbage on an analytical engine in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Do Female Praying Mantises Really Decapitate Mates?

    BrainStuff Classics: Do Female Praying Mantises Really Decapitate Mates?

    14/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    The female praying mantis: maneater or misaligned? Learn the science behind this popular semi-myth in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Could Humans Control Volcanic Eruptions?

    BrainStuff Classics: Could Humans Control Volcanic Eruptions?

    13/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Spoiler alert: Not yet. But researchers are working on it. Learn how in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who Invented Macaroni and Cheese?

    Who Invented Macaroni and Cheese?

    12/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    People like pasta and people like cheese, so is there a single origin story for mac and cheese? Learn how this dish was developed in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Can We Tell Whether a Dinosaur Was Male or Female?

    Can We Tell Whether a Dinosaur Was Male or Female?

    11/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    We can learn a lot from dinosaur fossils, but the sex of the animal in question is frequently a mystery. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Does the Johnson  Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

    How Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

    10/03/2021 Duración: 07min

    The Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 is a one-dose viral vector vaccine that's about as effective as the mRNA vaccines available. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Did Germany Have to Sacrifice Sausages to Fly Zeppelins?

    Why Did Germany Have to Sacrifice Sausages to Fly Zeppelins?

    09/03/2021 Duración: 07min

    During World War I, German forces flew menacing zeppelin airships into war zones -- but they had to give up a lot of sausages to do it. Learn why zeppelins and sausage were both made with cow intestines in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who Was Sacagawea?

    Who Was Sacagawea?

    08/03/2021 Duración: 09min

    At the age of 17 and toting her infant son, Sacagawea was instrumental to the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800s. Learn more about her life in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Does Hot Yoga Need to Be So Hot?

    BrainStuff Classics: Does Hot Yoga Need to Be So Hot?

    07/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    Do students of hot yoga, who practice at 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), reap more health benefits than room-temperature practitioners? Learn what the research says in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Humans Dream?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Humans Dream?

    06/03/2021 Duración: 05min

    The human brain is full of mysteries, and why we dream is a big one. Learn the leading theories about why we dream in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Badgers Work?

    How Do Badgers Work?

    05/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    The term 'badger' refers to a number of animals in the weasel family with some amazing skills. Learn more about badgers in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Did Women Really Burn Their Bras During Protests?

    Did Women Really Burn Their Bras During Protests?

    04/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    If you picture a demonstration for the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s, do you picture protestors burning their bras? Learn how this myth got started in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Happens When Plants Bloom Early?

    What Happens When Plants Bloom Early?

    03/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Warm winters and early springs can lead to trees and other flowering plants blooming earlier than expected. Learn why a subsequent frost is the real danger, and how to protect against it, in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Does Breadfruit Work?

    How Does Breadfruit Work?

    02/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Breadfruit is a starchy staple food in tropical areas where it grows, delicious in both savory and sweet dishes. Learn more about breadfruit in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Does It Take to Freeze a Waterfall?

    What Does It Take to Freeze a Waterfall?

    01/03/2021 Duración: 05min

    Even large waterfalls like Niagara can appear to ice over, but it takes prolonged, extremely cold weather to actually freeze a falls. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Can Autonomous Vehicles Break the Speed Limit?

    BrainStuff Classics: Can Autonomous Vehicles Break the Speed Limit?

    28/02/2021 Duración: 04min

    In the incredible future, robots may be able to drive your car -- but will they be able to speed? Today's self-driving cars can. Learn why in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Could an Ice Cream Not Melt?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Could an Ice Cream Not Melt?

    27/02/2021 Duración: 04min

    Researchers and chefs in Japan have invented an ice cream that doesn't melt on sunny days -- and it's all thanks to deformed strawberries. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Accurate Is Bridgerton?

    How Accurate Is 'Bridgerton'?

    26/02/2021 Duración: 07min

    The Netflix series 'Bridgerton' portrays life and love in Regency England. Learn what it got right about the era and what it took liberties with in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What If the Earth Stopped Spinning?

    What If the Earth Stopped Spinning?

    25/02/2021 Duración: 08min

    Our planet would be a very different place if it didn't rotate. Learn why the Earth spins -- and what it might look like if it slowly stopped -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Is the Wilhelm Scream?

    What Is the Wilhelm Scream?

    24/02/2021 Duración: 05min

    Movies and other media often use stock sound effects to avoid the cost of recording new ones, but a particular scream has become a Hollywood in-joke. Learn where the Wilhelm scream comes from in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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