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: Does Earth's Crust Have Its Own Tides?

    05/09/2021 Duración: 08min

    You've probably seen ocean tides making the seas rise and fall, but solid land has tides, too. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/rising-rock-earths-crust-has-its-own-tides.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Can You Microwave a Steak to Perfection?

    04/09/2021 Duración: 07min

    While it may not be our first choice in cooking methods, yes, you can microwave a steak to a perfect medium-rare. Learn how, plus how microwaves work, in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/can-microwave-steak-to-perfect-medium-rare.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Red Squirrels Work?

    03/09/2021 Duración: 08min

    American red squirrels are smaller than their local grey counterparts, but they pack a lot of attitude. Learn about these cute but aggressive animals in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/red-squirrel.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do You Sleep When Sailing 4,000 Miles Solo?

    02/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Mini Transat sailors race small yachts alone across the Atlantic -- surviving three to four weeks sleeping only 20 minutes at a time. Learn what sleep researchers learned about this feat in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/disorders/sleep-when-sailing-solo-4000-miles.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Does Steganography Work?

    01/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Steganography involves not just encrypting messages, but hiding the fact that there's a message being sent at all. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/future-tech/steganography.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's at the Bottom of the Fosse Dionne Spring?

    31/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    France's beautiful Fosse Dionne spring has been keeping its secrets close for centuries -- no one has ever found its source. Learn the myths and history surrounding it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/fosse-dionne-spring.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Who Investigates Deaths in Antarctica?

    30/08/2021 Duración: 07min

    Antarctica belongs to no one nation -- so who has jurisdiction when someone dies under mysterious or criminal circumstances? Learn why it's messy in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/whos-charge-investigating-deaths-antarctica.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Will the Paper of the Future Be Made from Poop?

    29/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    It might sound gross, but it's eco-friendly: Paper is made from plant pulp. Animals that eat plants excrete plant pulp. Learn why some researchers have high hopes for poo-pyrus in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/poo-pyrus-eco-friendly-paper-made-from-poop.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Can You Be Your Own Twin?

    28/08/2021 Duración: 07min

    In a genetic condition called chimerism, DNA from someone else (an unborn twin, an organ donor, or even your own baby) is at work in your body. Learn how it works in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/chimerism-be-own-twin.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What's the Difference Between Lox, Gravlax, and Nova Salmon?

    27/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Preservation techniques like curing and smoking create tasty, longer-lasting dishes like lox, gravlax, and nova. Learn the difference between these salmon preparations in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/lox-gravlax-nova-whats-difference.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Are Noncompete Agreements So Common?

    26/08/2021 Duración: 10min

    Businesses say noncompete agreements protect their interests -- but when they apply to everyone from VPs to janitors, are they overkill? Learn how noncompetes work in this episode of BrainStuff: https://money.howstuffworks.com/noncompete-agreements-news.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Space Hurricanes Work?

    24/08/2021 Duración: 09min

    We're all too familiar with hurricanes here on Earth, but scientists have discovered storms with similar patterns right near the edge of space. Learn about space hurricanes in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/space-hurricane.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did the Battle for the 19th Amendment Work?

    23/08/2021 Duración: 08min

    Originally, the only Americans granted the right to vote were white male landowners. Learn how white women gained suffrage in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/19th-amendment.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

    22/08/2021 Duración: 08min

    Will coffee really stunt your growth? Or give you heart problems? What about your teeth? Learn the truth behind common myths about that cuppa joe in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/coffee-stunt-growth.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Do Snails Grow Their Shells?

    21/08/2021 Duración: 07min

    A snail's shell is its permanent home -- but how do these wee, soft, slimy creatures grow hard, beautiful shells? Learn how it works in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/do-snails-get-shells.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did Chopsticks Become Such a Popular Eating Utensil?

    20/08/2021 Duración: 07min

    Whole swaths of the world's population use chopsticks for their daily meals. Learn where they originated and how they evolved in this episode of BrainStuff: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/chopsticks.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Do Breakthrough Infections Work?

    19/08/2021 Duración: 11min

    Breakthrough infections happen when, like with the flu or COVID-19, a vaccinated person still gets infected. Learn why this is normal -- and why breakthrough infections are much less deadly -- in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/infectious/breakthrough-infections-COVID-19-news.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • What Trees Have Been to the Moon and Back?

    18/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    There are trees all over the U.S. (and the world) grown from seeds that orbited the Moon. Learn about NASA's moon trees in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/nasa-moon-trees.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • How Did Bonnie and Clyde Die?

    17/08/2021 Duración: 08min

    Bonnie and Clyde, the infamous power couple of Depression-era crime, had their luck run out eventually. Learn how it happened in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/bonnie-and-clyde.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Why Is South Florida Overrun with Green Iguanas?

    16/08/2021 Duración: 10min

    Green iguanas can really thrive in ecosystems where they don't belong -- and that can be a real problem. Learn more about these large reptiles in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/iguana.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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