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

  • How Do Hognose Snakes Play Dead?

    26/09/2022 Duração: 06min

    North American hognose snakes are among the creatures that will dramatically feign death to escape predators. Learn about these reptiles (and thanatosis) in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/snakes/hognose-snake.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Should You Worry About Nitrates in Your Food?

    22/09/2022 Duração: 05min

    We associate nitrates with processed meats, but they occur in vegetables, too -- and they're not all bad. Learn more about nitrates and nitrites in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/nitrates.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • What Artefacts Has This Summer's Drought Uncovered?

    21/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    Our changing climate is creating all kinds of effects -- including some surprising historical reveals. Learn about a few of the human remains, dinosaur tracks, and WWII relics that receding waters have uncovered in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/archaeology/droughts-uncover-ancient-artifacts-news.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Did Queen Elizabeth II Fall in Love with Corgis?

    20/09/2022 Duração: 08min

    When Queen Elizabeth II died in September of 2022, she left a legacy that includes at least a couple of Welsh Pembroke corgis. Learn about her history with this breed in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/queen-corgis.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • What Does Your Pinky Toe Actually Do?

    14/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    The pinky toe is actually an important element in how we humans usually walk, jump, skip, etc. Learn how it works in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/parts/surprise-pinky-toe-does-serve-purpose.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Do Muskrats Work?

    13/09/2022 Duração: 06min

    Muskrats are clever semi-aquatic rodents with a distinct musky scent. Learn more about them (and, yes, 'Muskrat Love') in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/muskrat.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Could Saudi Arabia's Futuristic City 'The Line' Work?

    12/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    Would you live in a city 100 miles long but only 650 feet wide? Learn about Saudi Arabia's ambitious Neom Project in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/civil/the-line-saudi-arabia-news.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Is Breakup Bootcamp?

    11/09/2022 Duração: 05min

    We have retreats for everything else, so why not survival post-breakup? Learn how these camps hope to help the broken hearted, plus what emotional work they won't cover, in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/relationships/tips/breakup-bootcamp-surviving-broken-heart.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Are Food Deserts?

    10/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    In the U.S., 17.6 million people lack access to healthy food because there aren't any grocery stores or other shops that sell fresh food nearby. Learn about food deserts and how we can fix them in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/americans-still-lack-access-to-healthy-food.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Did a Conman Sell the Brooklyn Bridge -- Over and Over?

    09/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    Around the turn of the 20th century, career criminal George C. Parker 'sold' property he didn't own, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dozens of times over. Learn more about his scams in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/conman-sold-brooklyn-bridge.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Does Gallium Work?

    08/09/2022 Duração: 08min

    Gallium is super rare, really useful in LEDs and smartphones, and will melt in your hand -- but won't boil until it hits 4000 degrees Fahrenheit. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/gallium.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Why Do Animals Sploot?

    07/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    When animals sploot (that is, lay flat on their bellies with their limbs spread out) on a hot day, they're taking advantage of a cool surface. Learn about humans' sweating versus other animals' splooting in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/splooting.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Does Doomscrolling Work?

    06/09/2022 Duração: 06min

    Social media is designed to keep you scrolling -- but too much negative news can be, well, too much. Learn why we doomscroll and how you can stop in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/networks/doomscrolling.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Did Vikings' Gut Worms Create Today's Lung Disease?

    06/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    Intestinal parasites that plagued our ancestors seem to have led to a genetic adaptation that's causing emphysema and COPD today. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/respiratory/viking-toilet-investigation-emphysema.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • BrainStuff Classics: Who Is The Laughing Buddha?

    04/09/2022 Duração: 05min

    Statues of this jolly fellow adorn the register counters of many restaurants -- but he's not the Buddha. Learn about this Buddhist deity in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/that-fat-jolly-fella-isnt-buddha.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Is Alzheimers's So Difficult to Treat?

    03/09/2022 Duração: 06min

    Despite being a widespread condition, Alzheimer's is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. Learn why (plus how researchers hope to make it easier) in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/dementia/why-is-it-so-hard-to-find-cure-for-alzheimers.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Can Turning Lights Off Save Birds?

    02/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    During fall and spring migrations, building lights can confuse birds, causing deadly crashes. Learn how Lights Out programs are helping in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/lights-out-program-birds.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Do Kangaroos' Pouches Work?

    01/09/2022 Duração: 04min

    Baby kangaroos live in their mother's pouch for months after birth, and return sometimes even after they're mobile. Learn why, plus what it's like in there, in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/kangaroo-pouch.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How Does Ectopic Pregnancy Work?

    31/08/2022 Duração: 09min

    Up to 1 in every 50 pregnancies are ectopic -- that is, they implant outside the uterus and cannot be saved. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and confusion surrounding this common issue in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/complications/10009-what-is-an-ectopic-pregnancy.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Why Does the Fed Change the Interest Rate?

    30/08/2022 Duração: 06min

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is responsible for keeping the country's economy running smoothly. Learn why interest rate changes are one of the Fed's tools in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://money.howstuffworks.com/fed-change-interest-rate.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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