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

  • Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

    Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

    23/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    No, stainless steel isn't completely stain-proof or damage-proof, but this category of steels is very tough and versatile. Learn more about types of stainless steel and how to care for them in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Are Some of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs Landmark Cases?

    What Are Some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Landmark Cases?

    22/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    As a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped decide some truly landmark cases, resulting in a more just world for all Americans. Learn about a few of them in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Do Mantis Shrimp Work?

    How Do Mantis Shrimp Work?

    21/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    These crustaceans are so powerful that they can kill prey with a single blow -- and they communicate in ways no other animals can. Learn more about the amazing mantis shrimp in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Lightning Strikes Killing Fewer People?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Lightning Strikes Killing Fewer People?

    20/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    In the U.S., deaths from lightning strikes have declined a lot in recent years -- but why? Learn how technology has made us collectively safer in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Do Jellyfish Sleep?

    BrainStuff Classics: Do Jellyfish Sleep?

    19/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    Jellyfish don't have brains, but (spoiler alert) they do seem to sleep. Learn how this may teach us more about human sleep in today's classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who Does the Cooking for Cooking Shows?

    Who Does the Cooking for Cooking Shows?

    18/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    Lots of the prep and plating that we see on cooking shows happens off camera. Learn more about how cooking shows work in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does the Great Green Wall Work?

    How Does the Great Green Wall Work?

    17/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    The Great Green Wall is an African environmental project that's both massive and locally led, and it stands to help communities create and restore healthy land like never before. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is It Safe to Drive Without a Gas Cap?

    Is It Safe to Drive Without a Gas Cap?

    16/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    Modern cars have lots of failsafes to help you remember to reattach your gas cap after feuling -- but what if you drive off without it? Learn what can happen and what to do about it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Happens If a Dog Loses Its Sense of Smell?

    What Happens If a Dog Loses Its Sense of Smell?

    15/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    Like humans, dogs can lose some of all of their sense of smell due to illness or injury. Learn the common causes os anosmia in dogs -- and why afflicted pups usually do just fine -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can Foods Really Boost Your Immune System?

    Can Foods Really Boost Your Immune System?

    14/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    Eating particular foods can indeed help your immune system -- but it's not exactly a boost. Learn how certain nutrients help your body fight infections (and how to get those nutrients) in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Can Playing Pretend Help Kids Focus?

    BrainStuff Classics: Can Playing Pretend Help Kids Focus?

    13/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    When kids pretend to be a hero like Batman, it lets them separate themselves from temptation and stay on task. Learn more about the Batman Effect in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Can Space Missions Teach Us About Ourselves?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Can Space Missions Teach Us About Ourselves?

    12/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    NASA's epic Cassini mission taught us a lot about Saturn and its moons -- and about ourselves, too. Learn more about it in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Does Grief Sometimes Come in Waves?

    Why Does Grief Sometimes Come in Waves?

    11/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    A grief attack, sometimes called a Sudden (or Subsequent) Temporary Upsurge in Grief, can feel debilitating -- but they are temporary. Learn more about STUGs in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Did Triceratops Work?

    How Did Triceratops Work?

    10/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    These gigantic, plant-eating, three-horned dinosaurs were some of the last that walked the Earth. Learn more about Triceratops in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Are Hot Dogs Made?

    How Are Hot Dogs Made?

    09/09/2020 Duración: 05min

    What actually goes into these sausages that American eat by the billion? Learn how hot dogs work in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does the Butterfly Effect Work?

    How Does the Butterfly Effect Work?

    08/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    The term 'butterfly effect' was coined in the 1960s to help explain how complicated weather is, but it can be applied to many complex or chaotic systems. Learn more about the butterfly effect (and what we often get wrong about it) in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

    Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

    07/09/2020 Duración: 07min

    Labor Day signals the end of summer in the United States and Canada, but it began as a celebration of workers and their hard-earned rights. Learn about the history of Labor Day in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Did Boston and New Yorks Accents Develop?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Did Boston and New York's Accents Develop?

    06/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    These two American English accents were influenced by British English accents -- but were British accents influenced by them? And what does Boston have against the letter 'R'? Learn more about these accents in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Made the Prehistoric Hell Ant So Diabolical?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Made the Prehistoric 'Hell Ant' So Diabolical?

    05/09/2020 Duración: 04min

    Instead of a mouth, the hell ant had blades and a metal horn. Learn more about this prehistoric creature on BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Is a Universal Flu Vaccine So Difficult to Develop?

    Why Is a Universal Flu Vaccine So Difficult to Develop?

    04/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    Today's flu vaccines can absolutely prevent or lessen an influenza infection, but they have to be taken yearly and don't always work. Learn why -- and what researchers are doing about it -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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