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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.
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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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Episodes

340 - What Do Cashews, Mangos, and Poison Ivy Have in Common?

8/19/2019
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It itches, it oozes, it drives you crazy! Here are all the surprising ways you can end up getting a poison-ivy-like reaction and how to avoid them. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/cashews-mangos-poison-ivy Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:29

339 - What is Chernobyl Like Today?

8/12/2019
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A ferris wheel stopped for eternity, abandoned toys and school books, empty gymnasiums and swimming pools with peeling paint—eerie images from the site of the nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later. What is Chernobyl like today? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/chernobyl-today Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter:...

Duration:00:10:20

338 - Microplastics Are Everywhere. Are They Harmful?

8/5/2019
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Microplastics are everywhere. They've made their way into our food and water supply. There's no doubt we're ingesting them. Are they harmful? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/microplastics Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:11:15

280 - Can We Predict Earthquakes At All?

7/29/2019
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If we can predict hurricanes, floods, and tornados, although to differing degrees of reliability, why don’t we know when the next “big one” is going to happen when it come to earthquakes? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/can-we-predict-earthquakes-at-all Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:38

337 - How an Idea Becomes a Published Scientific Paper

7/22/2019
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How do you go from an idea to a scientific paper? Everyday Einstein interviews exoplanetary scientist Moiya McTier to learn about whether planets only form around certain kinds of stars and why we should trust scientific papers. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/publishing-scientific-paper FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: facebook.com/qdteinstein/ Twitter: twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:16:45

336 - Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

7/15/2019
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Get to know the International Space Station (ISS). How big is it? Who uses it? Can we see it from here on Earth?

Duration:00:12:03

335 - Should You Worry About Flesh-Eating Bacteria?

7/5/2019
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The summer has brought a spike in cases of flesh-eating bacteria on the east coast of the United States, and the resulting infection can be deadly. Should you be worried before you go swimming?

Duration:00:08:03

334 - How Did the Earth Get Its Water?

7/1/2019
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Water is a defining characteristic of our planet and it plays such an important part of our daily lives. But where did the water on Earth come from? How did it get here? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/earth-water Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:10:17

333 - The Power of Nuclear Weapons with Alex Wellerstein

6/23/2019
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Are nuclear weapons more powerful today than they were in the past? What makes a nuclear bomb so different from other bombs? Would nuclear energy lead to nuclear proliferation? Everyday Einstein gets answers from Dr. Alex Wellerstein, an expert in nuclear weapons. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:19:55

286 - 5 Important Facts You Should Know About Ticks

6/17/2019
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Here are five important facts summarizing what you should know to protect yourself against ticks, from the startling rise in tick-borne diseases to the state of vaccinations. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/5-important-facts-you-should-know-about-ticks Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:48

332 - Is Screen Time Bad for Kids?

6/10/2019
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When it comes to keeping children busy, there's nothing like the allure of a tablet or phone for entertainment. But is screen time harmful to kids? How much is too much? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-bad-is-screen-time Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:05

331- The Scientific Evidence for the Health Benefits of Cordyceps

5/31/2019
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The Cordyceps fungus is said to have the power to fix a host of health problems from muscle fatigue to diabetes. But are the claims too good to be true? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/cordyceps Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:27

237 - 20 Small Acts to Fight Climate Change

5/27/2019
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Climate change is a large, complex issue, but there are ways that we as individuals can make an impact. Here are 20 tips for fighting back against climate change. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pFXhOw

Duration:00:11:19

330 - What Else Can Breast Milk Do?

5/19/2019
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The anecdotal evidence is strong for using breast milk as a home remedy for everything from rashes to congestion to eye infections. But has science backed up any of these claims? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/breastmilk-home-remedies Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:20

BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

5/16/2019
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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world—one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! is out NOW—find it in your favorite podcast app.

Duration:00:03:08

329 - Real-Life Zombies

5/13/2019
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A zombie takeover is science fiction ... right? It turns out some zombies already exist in nature and "life" after brain death might not be so far-fetched. For more from QDT, check out the Spotify podcast Life After College at https://bit.ly/QDTcollege. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/real-life-zombies Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook:...

Duration:00:09:17

195 - The Health Benefits of Coffee

4/29/2019
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How does drinking coffee help your body and your brain? Are there differences to the health benefits of coffee versus espresso? EE discusses the science behind a good cup of joe. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/28Rt0WX

Duration:00:09:12

328 - Making a Career of Combining Art & Science

4/22/2019
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The gorgeous space images NASA shares combine science with the art of data visualization. I ask Dr. Robert Hurt from Caltech/IPAC how he uses his degrees in astronomy to visualize data artistically while working for NASA.

Duration:00:11:02

327 - How Does Wind Energy Work?

4/18/2019
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How do wind turbines convert wind into electricity? And can living near one really affect your health? Everyday Einstein explains. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:18

326 - 5 Facts About the First Image of a Black Hole

4/15/2019
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Why is the black hole image so fuzzy? Do black holes really look like lopsided donuts? Why does this matter? Everyday Einstein, Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt explains the significance of this monumental scientific achievement. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/5-facts-about-the-first-ever-image-of-a-black-hole Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook:...

Duration:00:08:26