BrainStuff podcast

BrainStuff

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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.

1976 Episodes

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    How Did Stegosaurus Work?

    9:25

    The Stegosaurus was a huge herbivore in a time of giants -- and it had some impressive defenses. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/dinosaurs/stegosaurus.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    Why Is Rudeness So Contagious?

    5:40

    Just witnessing an act of rudeness can make us more likely to be rude ourselves. Learn why -- and what you can do about it -- in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-rudeness-contagious.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    Do Our Brains Have Fingerprints Too?

    5:59

    Researchers working with MRI have found that human brains produce recognizable 'fingerprints' in just a couple of minutes. Learn about connectomes in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/brains-fingerprints-news.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    What Really Happened at the O.K. Corral?

    10:34

    The gunfight in Tombstone in 1881 between some tough-nosed lawmen and hard-headed outlaws went down in history -- thanks to Hollywood. Learn the story behind it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/gunfight-ok-corral.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    How Do Blue-Ringed Octopuses Work?

    8:11

    The tiny, strikingly beautiful blue-ringed octopus is also the ocean's deadliest. Learn how they work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/blue-ringed-octopus.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    Why Are Airplane Windows Round?

    5:51

    The windows in our homes and cars tend to be rectangular(ish) -- so why are airplane windows always round? Learn the science in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/airplane-windows-round.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    How Do Sea Otters Work?

    8:44

    Sea otter populations, once endangered because of their super-cozy fur -- are doing a lot better these days. Learn how in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/sea-otter.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    Could a Spaceship Ignite an Alien Atmosphere?

    8:16

    Our rockets use combustion for power. Some planets have atmospheres made of flammable stuff like hydrogen and methane. Learn why we probably wouldn't cause a planetary fire in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/rockets-accidentally-ignite-alien-world-atmosphere.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    How Did Nigersaurus Work?

    9:45

    Nigersaurus was a dinosaur with over 500 teeth that's been described as a Mesozoic cow with a face like a vacuum cleaner. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/dinosaurs/nigersaurus.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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    BrainStuff Classics: Is Life on Earth of Alien Origin?

    6:34

    The idea that life on Earth was seeded from outer space is called Panspermia, and some researchers are looking into how (and when) it could've happened. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/evolution/did-alien-seeds-cause-explosion-life-earth.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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