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: 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

  • BrainStuff Classics: Is There a Better Alternative to Cash Bail?

    BrainStuff Classics: Is There a Better Alternative to Cash Bail?

    28/03/2021 Duración: 09min

    Cash bail punishes the poor by setting a high price on freedom -- literally. But are there any better alternatives? We explore in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://money.howstuffworks.com/cash-bail-punishes-poor-but-whats-alternative.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Where Did Middle Names Come From?

    BrainStuff Classics: Where Did Middle Names Come From?

    27/03/2021 Duración: 03min

    Having a first, middle, and last name is common in the West, but this wasn't always the case. Learn the history of middle names in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-do-have-middle-names.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • When Was a Battle Fought Over Eggs?

    When Was a Battle Fought Over Eggs?

    26/03/2021 Duración: 05min

    During the Gold Rush, San Francisco's food supply chains couldn't keep up -- and enterprising hunters turned to the eggs of a seabird called the common murre. Learn about the resulting Egg War in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/history-1850s-farallones-san-francisco-egg-war.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did Anna May Wong Fight Racism On- and Off-Screen?

    How Did Anna May Wong Fight Racism On- and Off-Screen?

    25/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Anna May Wong was one of the film industry's first Chinese-American actresses, but her success was hard-won. Learn about Wong's life and work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/anna-may-wong.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Do 17-Year Cicadas Appear Almost Every Year?

    Why Do 17-Year Cicadas Appear Almost Every Year?

    24/03/2021 Duración: 08min

    Some groups of cicadas spend 13 or even 17 years underground in between massive, noisy emergences. Learn about their life cycle and how cicada broods work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/why-17-year-cicadas-come-more-than-17-years.htm/printable Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Was 1816 the Year With No Summer?

    Why Was 1816 the Year With No Summer?

    23/03/2021 Duración: 05min

    In 1815, a massive volcanic eruption kicked off three years of climate chaos across the Northern hemisphere. Learn about some of the surprising effects in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/200-years-ago-we-had-a-year-a-summer.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Is the Worlds Oldest Book?

    What Is the World's Oldest Book?

    22/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Books are both fragile physical objects and conceptual works as eternal as storytelling itself. Learn about the quest to find the oldest book in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/literature/oldest-book-in-the-world.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Does Cuttlefish Camouflage Work?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Does Cuttlefish Camouflage Work?

    21/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Researchers have found that cuttlefish's ability to change their color and texture at will is incredibly energy efficient. Learn why -- and how technology might copy this ability -- in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/fish/cuttlefish-masters-camouflage-have-newly-discovered-super-power.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Stars and Planets Nearly Spherical?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Stars and Planets Nearly Spherical?

    20/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Planets and stars are basically spheres, but why? We explore the science in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/why-are-planets-almost-spherical.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Belly Buttons Work?

    How Do Belly Buttons Work?

    19/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    We're not just navel gazing -- belly buttons are seriously fascinating. Learn how they work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/parts/5-things-didnt-know-about-belly-button.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Firm vs. the Family: How Does the British Monarchy Work?

    The Firm vs. the Family: How Does the British Monarchy Work?

    18/03/2021 Duración: 08min

    The British monarchy is both a family and a sweeping institution with economic and political ties. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/genealogy/firm-vs-royal-family.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Has COVID-19 Changed How We Mourn?

    How Has COVID-19 Changed How We Mourn?

    17/03/2021 Duración: 07min

    Not being able to conduct the normal rituals of grieving during the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way our society considers grief altogether. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/covid-19-mourn.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Reptiles Are Most Endangered?

    What Reptiles Are Most Endangered?

    16/03/2021 Duración: 04min

    Cute, fuzzy mammals often get all the attention (and funding) when they land on endangered species lists, but now reptiles are getting an equal spotlight. Learn about the effort to identify and preserve these animals in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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