Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • BrainStuff Classics: Is There Another Reason You Shouldnt Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

    BrainStuff Classics: Is There Another Reason You Shouldn't Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

    22/11/2020 Duração: 04min

    Research has revealed another danger lurking in uncooked dough: Tenacious E. coli can survive in dry flour. Learn how scientists figured it out in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Do We Find Symmetry So Pleasing?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do We Find Symmetry So Pleasing?

    21/11/2020 Duração: 05min

    What is it about the arrangement of petals on a flower or a perfectly symmetrical display of soup cans that catches our eye? Learn how our brains seem wired for it in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Has A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Real Scientists?

    How Has 'A Wrinkle in Time' Inspired Real Scientists?

    20/11/2020 Duração: 06min

    The story 'A Wrinkle in Time' by Madeline L'Engle has been inspiring young scientists for generations. We spoke with three for this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Is It So Difficult to Overturn a Guilty Verdict?

    Why Is It So Difficult to Overturn a Guilty Verdict?

    19/11/2020 Duração: 09min

    Sometimes innocent people wind up in prison, and even if genetic evidence comes to light, it can still take years (and a lot of money) to secure their freedom. Learn how the Innocence Project helps in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Should We All Be in the Same Time Zone?

    Should We All Be in the Same Time Zone?

    18/11/2020 Duração: 07min

    Time zones sometimes seem to cause more confusion than they fix. Learn how they came about -- and why some researchers want to get rid of them -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Would We Need Artificial Gravity in Space?

    Why Would We Need Artificial Gravity in Space?

    17/11/2020 Duração: 08min

    Long-term space missions would need to figure out a way to create artificial gravity for their astronauts. Learn why -- and how it may be possible -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Are the Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

    What Are the Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

    16/11/2020 Duração: 06min

    Symptoms of influenza and the novel coronavirus are fairly similar, but there are a few key differences you should look for -- and each should be treated a little differently. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Cant Some People Sleep Without a Fan?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Can't Some People Sleep Without a Fan?

    14/11/2020 Duração: 04min

    Some people find it impossible to sleep without background noise, like a fan whirring. Researchers have identified the possible culprit. Learn how it works in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Did Bootleggers Once Smuggle Margarine?

    Why Did Bootleggers Once Smuggle Margarine?

    13/11/2020 Duração: 06min

    Due in large part to pressure from the diary industry, margarine was once outlawed in Canada and parts of the United States. Learn more about the Oleo Wars in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Is the Worlds Longest-Living Vertebrate?

    What Is the World's Longest-Living Vertebrate?

    12/11/2020 Duração: 07min

    Spoiler alert: There are Greenland sharks alive today that were likely born in the 1600s. Learn more about these fascinating sharks in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does the Nitrogen Cycle Work?

    How Does the Nitrogen Cycle Work?

    11/11/2020 Duração: 05min

    Living things need nitrogen in order for our cells to function, and there's plenty in the air, but it's impossible for most of us to access. Learn how the nitrogen cycle brings it to us in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Big Was Giganatosaurus?

    How Big Was Giganatosaurus?

    10/11/2020 Duração: 07min

    Giganatosaurus is one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs that ever lived, rivaling the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Learn more about these dinos in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Whats the Difference Between Gold and Pyrite?

    What's the Difference Between Gold and Pyrite?

    09/11/2020 Duração: 06min

    Pyrite is often called fool's gold, but it's easy to tell the two apart if you know what to look for. Learn more about these two minerals in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Do We Need to Redefine the Four Seasons?

    BrainStuff Classics: Do We Need to Redefine the Four Seasons?

    08/11/2020 Duração: 05min

    As climate change affects the planet's weather patterns, some parts of the world will see the seasons bleed together. Tune in to learn how we define the seasons now, and how some researchers think that should change. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Are Other Animals Superstitious?

    BrainStuff Classics: Are Other Animals Superstitious?

    07/11/2020 Duração: 04min

    Humans have all kinds of superstitious beliefs -- so are other animals superstitious, too? Learn more about superstition works in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Is 1968s Poor Peoples Campaign Reviving Today?

    How Is 1968's Poor People's Campaign Reviving Today?

    06/11/2020 Duração: 08min

    In the 1960s, civil rights leaders organized the Poor People's Campaign to bring awareness and change to economic injustices in the United States. Learn how it began and how it's being revived today in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Do Cats and Dogs Perceive Time?

    How Do Cats and Dogs Perceive Time?

    05/11/2020 Duração: 08min

    Cats and dogs know their humans' schedules, but do they really have a sense of time similar to ours? Learn about how non-human animals perceive time in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • When Is Paranoia Normal, and When Is It a Problem?

    When Is Paranoia Normal, and When Is It a Problem?

    04/11/2020 Duração: 09min

    Many people experience paranoid feelings sometimes, but more rarely, those feelings can seem to take over a person's life. Learn about what paranoia is and how it's treated in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Does the U.S. Hold Elections on Tuesdays?

    Why Does the U.S. Hold Elections on Tuesdays?

    03/11/2020 Duração: 06min

    The United States holds elections the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November because that was deemed most convenient for the citizen farmers of the 1800s, when election dates were written into law. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Will the PROTEUS Underwater Station Work?

    How Will the PROTEUS Underwater Station Work?

    02/11/2020 Duração: 05min

    Fabien Cousteau, one of Jacques Cousteau's grandsons and himself an aquanaut, is helping plan the largest, most advanced underwater research station yet. Learn how the PROTEUS station will work in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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