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

  • What Is Populism?

    What Is Populism?

    13/01/2021 Duración: 10min

    Populist leaders have been coming into power all over the world over the past few years. Learn what populism is -- and why it concerns political scientists -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Is Worcestershire Sauce?

    What Is Worcestershire Sauce?

    12/01/2021 Duración: 05min

    This savory sauce with a difficult name dates back to the early 1800s. Learn about its history and ingredients in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Who Was the First Person in Space?

    Who Was the First Person in Space?

    11/01/2021 Duración: 08min

    Yuri Gagarin was the Soviet cosmonaut who braved the first flight into space in 1961. Learn about his life (and tragic early death) in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

    10/01/2021 Duración: 04min

    Bats, dolphins, and other animals all use sonar to navigate, but the narwhal has them all beat, and it's thanks to narwhals' distinctive horns. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Is the 25th Amendment?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Is the 25th Amendment?

    09/01/2021 Duración: 06min

    People are again asking whether the 25th Amendment might be enacted to remove the current president. But what does this Amendment say, and what can it really do? Learn about it in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does Damascus Steel Work?

    How Does Damascus Steel Work?

    08/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    If you've seen rippling patterns in the blades of knives or swords, that's Damascus steel. Learn its history and how it's made today in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Do Penguins Work?

    How Do Penguins Work?

    07/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    Flightless birds that live in brutal Antarctic temperatures and partner up for life -- penguins are cool (pun absolutely intended). Learn more about them in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Did the Arecibo Radio Telescope Help Us Learn?

    What Did the Arecibo Radio Telescope Help Us Learn?

    06/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    For decades, the Arecibo Radio Telescope has let us investigate parts of our universe near and far. Learn its history -- and why it had to be shut down -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Do I Voted Stickers Do Anything?

    Do 'I Voted' Stickers Do Anything?

    05/01/2021 Duración: 06min

    Many local governments pass out stickers to the voters who cast a ballot on election day. It might seem silly, but those stickers have a real effect. Learn about the psychology behind 'I Voted!' stickers in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Would the Creator of Graham Crackers Be Horrified by Them Today?

    Why Would the Creator of Graham Crackers Be Horrified by Them Today?

    04/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    Graham crackers are a sweetened, mass-produced baked good today, but they started out as a homemade, ascetic-diet food. Learn about Sylvester Graham and the history of his crackers in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

    BrainStuff Classics: Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

    03/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    Body odor happens when bacteria thrive in our sweat, so the ways your clothes deal with sweat can make a difference. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: How Green Is Your Favorite Superhero?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Green Is Your Favorite Superhero?

    02/01/2021 Duración: 04min

    To draw attention to the average citizen's carbon footprint, a team of researchers calculated the eco-rating of a number of superheroes. Learn how they rank in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Did a South Carolina Monkey Farm Help Defeat Polio?

    How Did a South Carolina Monkey Farm Help Defeat Polio?

    01/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    A farm in South Carolina ensured the health and welfare of the monkeys that were instrumental in the development of polio vaccines. Learn the history of Okatie Farms in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • What Does Auld Lang Syne Mean?

    What Does 'Auld Lang Syne' Mean?

    31/12/2020 Duración: 04min

    Auld Lang Syne' is the most popular New Year's Eve song in the English-speaking world, but not all of its lyrics (including that title) are in English. Learn about the history and meaning of this song in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • One of Our Favorite Podcasts of 2020 - The Ten News

    One of Our Favorite Podcasts of 2020 - The Ten News

    30/12/2020 Duración: 18min
  • How Do Lionfish Work?

    How Do Lionfish Work?

    30/12/2020 Duración: 07min

    The lionfish is beautiful, fascinating, invasive, and venomous. Learn more about lionfish in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Why Is Snow White?

    Why Is Snow White?

    29/12/2020 Duración: 04min

    Snow is made up of ice crystals, which are mostly clear -- so why does snow appear white? Learn how particle physics gives us those dazzling white snow drifts in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • How Does Kwanzaa Work?

    How Does Kwanzaa Work?

    28/12/2020 Duración: 08min

    Kwanzaa is a relatively new holiday celebrating Pan-African culture, and the unity, creativity, and determination of its peoples. Learn the basics about Kwanzaa in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Resolutions So Easy to Break?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Resolutions So Easy to Break?

    27/12/2020 Duración: 05min

    Most of us break our New Years resolutions — and researchers have found a few reasons why. Learn how to build a better resolution in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • BrainStuff Classics: What Tech Will Replace the Smartphone?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Tech Will Replace the Smartphone?

    26/12/2020 Duración: 06min

    Although it's an integral part of many people's lives today, the smartphone is bound to be replaced by the next big thing. We explore what (and when) that might be in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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