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BrainStuff

BrainStuff


BrainStuff

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1,401 podcast episodes
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English
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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.
Language:
English
Format:
Podcast

Episodes1 - 10 of 1401 episodes

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BrainStuff Classics: Will Ants Rescue Wounded Comrades?

Spoiler alert: Yep! Well, sometimes. Learn how one African ant species nurses its wound...

5 minutes
Jul 25, 2021

BrainStuff Classics: How Does Chinese Five Spice Work?

Chinese 5-spice powder can contain a lot of things (including more than five spices), b...

6 minutes
Jul 24, 2021

How Far Can a Plane Glide Without Engines?

It's rare that all of a plane's engines fail, but when they do, a pilot can still glide...

7 minutes
Jul 23, 2021

Why Are We So Obsessed with Owls?

These nocturnal feathered predators have been capturing our imaginations for millennia....

8 minutes
Jul 22, 2021

Why Is There a Semiconductor Shortage?

A shortage of microchips is driving up the cost of everything from consumer electronics...

10 minutes
Jul 21, 2021

How Did Earth Gain a New Ocean?

After much debate, the world officially has a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean, surround...

5 minutes
Jul 20, 2021

How Bad Is America's Infrastructure?

Infrastructure -- all the pipes, roads, rails, and everything else that makes civilizat...

10 minutes
Jul 19, 2021

BrainStuff Classics: How Did Nuclear Weapons Testing Create New Minerals?

The heat of nuclear weapons is enough to melt sand into glass. Learn the story of trini...

5 minutes
Jul 18, 2021

BrainStuff Classics: Can Talking About Yourself in the Third Person Make You Feel Better?

It turns out that people who talk about themselves in the third person may be giving th...

7 minutes
Jul 17, 2021

Are Bug Zappers a Bad Idea?

It turns out that bug zappers are too effective -- they kill a lot of helpful insects a...

6 minutes
Jul 16, 2021