Brainstuff

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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: Whats the Most Expensive Book in the World?

    BrainStuff Classics: What's the Most Expensive Book in the World?

    31/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    Book collectors may spend thousands on signed copies or rare editions, but the biggest price tag in book-buying history was in the millions. Learn why the world's priciest book is essentially a treatise on plumbing in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Is Our Blood Red?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Is Our Blood Red?

    30/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    Human blood is red -- yes, even when it's in your body. Learn why -- and why your veins appear blue through your skin -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • If You BBC Someone on an Email, Can Other Recipients Find Out?

    If You BBC Someone on an Email, Can Other Recipients Find Out?

    29/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    Email systems are designed to keep BCC recipients hidden, but mistakes -- and attacks -- can happen. Learn about CCing, BCCing, etiquette, and email security in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Can the Wind Knock You Off Your Feet?

    Can the Wind Knock You Off Your Feet?

    28/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    There are indeed gusts of wind strong enough to knock a person off their feet, but for most of us, it'd take a lot of wind. Learn more about how wind works in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Is Shangri-La A Real Place?

    Is Shangri-La A Real Place?

    27/05/2020 Duração: 06min

    Shangri-La began as a work of fiction, but it's loosely based in Buddhist mythology and has borne a couple namesakes in the real world. Learn about Shangri-La in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Is NASAs Odor Panel?

    What Is NASA's Odor Panel?

    26/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    NASA tests everything it sends into space for a lot of things -- including stinkiness. Learn who NASA's odor volunteers are and what they do in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Do We Observe Memorial Day?

    Why Do We Observe Memorial Day?

    25/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    Since the Civil War, Americans have taken a day in late May to honor fallen soldiers. Learn two theories on how this tradition began in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Can You Fix the Shower Going Hot When a Toilet Flushes?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Can You Fix the Shower Going Hot When a Toilet Flushes?

    24/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    If you've ever gotten a hot shock from someone flushing a toilet while you were taking a shower, there's an easy fix for that. Learn why it happens and how to fix it in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Can Helicopter Blades Look Weird on Video?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Can Helicopter Blades Look Weird on Video?

    23/05/2020 Duração: 06min

    Depending on the camera settings and recording technology used to film helicopters, the blades can appear to bend, fragment, stand still, or move backwards. Learn why in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who Was Karl Marx, and What Were His Philosophies?

    Who Was Karl Marx, and What Were His Philosophies?

    22/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    Karl Marx was one of the most influential (and, ultimately, destructive) thinkers in history. Learn about his life, what he wrote, and why his ideas are still worthwhile in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does Uranus Work?

    How Does Uranus Work?

    21/05/2020 Duração: 08min

    The eighth planet in our solar system is fairly mysterious: Why is it tilted on its side? Why is it so much colder than similar planet? Learn what we know -- and what we don't know -- about Uranus in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Do Cuttlefish Work?

    How Do Cuttlefish Work?

    20/05/2020 Duração: 06min

    Cuttlefish are clever cephalopods that communicate with color. Learn the basics about cuttlefish in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Did a Court Case End Japanese Internment?

    How Did a Court Case End Japanese Internment?

    19/05/2020 Duração: 09min

    Together, Mitsuye Endo and James C. Purcell -- a Japanese-American woman and her lawyer -- brought down Executive Order 9066, which interred Japanese Americans during WWII. Learn about the order and its demise in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Do Chia Pets Work?

    How Do Chia Pets Work?

    18/05/2020 Duração: 06min

    From an uncertain start to an empire of kitsch, Chia Pets have become an American icon. Learn the history behind the trend in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Cant You Tickle Yourself?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Can't You Tickle Yourself?

    17/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    It’s almost impossible to trick your brain in order to tickle yourself. Learn why, and how tickling works to begin with, in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Does Anxiety Work?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Does Anxiety Work?

    16/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    Anxiety is a normal, healthy response in the human body, but when it interferes with daily life it can become a disorder. Learn about anxiety's symptoms and biochemistry -- and how you treat it -- in this classic episode of BrainStuff.. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Are Antibodies, and Why Are We Testing for Them?

    What Are Antibodies, and Why Are We Testing for Them?

    15/05/2020 Duração: 08min

    Antibodies are an important part of our immune system's toolkit in identifying and fighting infections. Learn how they work -- and what antibody tests can tell us -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Is NASAs Astronaut Beach House?

    What Is NASA's Astronaut Beach House?

    14/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    Yes, NASA has a beach house, and yes, it's the setting for some fabulous stories. Learn the history of the the Kennedy Space Center Beach House and Conference Center in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Were African American Spirituals, and Whats Their Musical Legacy?

    What Were African American Spirituals, and What's Their Musical Legacy?

    13/05/2020 Duração: 08min

    African American folk spirituals were participatory music meant not just to comfort but to convey messages among enslaved people. Learn how historians think they worked -- and how they influenced modern music -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Do Birds Mob?

    Why Do Birds Mob?

    12/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    If you've ever heard a group of birds cawing their little lungs out for minutes on end, you may have heard a bird mob. Learn how bird mobs work in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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