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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. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

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. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

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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. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

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English


Episodes

397 - The Devastating Collapse of the Arecibo Telescope

12/14/2020
The Arecibo Telescope, featured in movies like "Contact" and "Goldeneye," collapsed in early December 2020 after 57 years of observing the universe. Here's what the telescope accomplished, and why its loss is a devastating blow to science. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/arecibo-telescope...

Duration:00:10:20

238 - When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

12/7/2020
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/when-does-your-intelligence-peak https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:06:50

305 - Does CBD Oil Work?

11/30/2020
What is CBD oil? What does science have to say about the extract's proposed health benefits? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/does-cbd-oil-work-the-science-behind-cannabidiol https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein...

Duration:00:07:57

396 - Wait a Minute! How Am I Still Getting Sick on Lockdown?

11/23/2020
You've isolated at home for months because of the pandemic, so why are you suddenly sick? Here are a few scientific reasons why you can get sick even on lockdown. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/why-am-i-still-getting-sick-in-lockdown https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:08:14

395 - How to Conceive a Boy or a Girl (According to Science)

11/16/2020
Is there a way to predetermine your baby's biological sex and conceive a girl or a boy? Here's what science has to say about things like genetics, timing, diet, and even adrenaline. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-to-conceive-a-boy-or-a-girl https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:09:45

394 - Can Anything Go Faster Than the Speed of Light?

11/9/2020
Light is the fastest moving thing we know of, but just how fast is it? Has science attempted to break the light speed record, and have we been successful? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/faster-than-light-speed https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:08:50

393 - Is Melatonin Safe? Should You Stop Taking It?

11/2/2020
Go to the supplement aisle of almost any store in the US and you'll find melatonin, a synthetic hormone, marketed as an effective natural sleep aid, even for children! But is melatonin actually safe to use? Studies say ... Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/is-melatonin-safe...

Duration:00:08:48

392 - How We Know a Supermassive Black Hole Lurks in the Center of Our Galaxy

10/26/2020
Not even light can escape a black hole's gravitational pull, so how do we actually know they exist? And what's the deal with the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/supermassive-black-hole https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:11:32

391 - Phobias and Fears—Can You Literally Be Scared to Death?

10/19/2020
Spiders, snakes, heights, political corruption—we're afraid of a lot of things. But what's the difference between a fear and a phobia? And can either literally scare you to death? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/scared-to-death-fear-phobia https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:07:37

307 - The Science of Tipping Points: How 25% Can Create a Majority

10/12/2020
Do you have to wait for more than 50% of the group to agree with a minority opinion before it can take over? It turns out, you need far less than that. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/science-tipping-points-majority https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:10:56

390 - What Happens to Saltwater Fish in Fresh Water?

10/4/2020
Why do some fish thrive in salt water and others in fresh? And what happens if you, say, drop a saltwater shark into a fresh water swimming pool? Here's the science! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/saltwater-fish-fresh-water https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:10:57

389 - What Are the Coldest and Hottest Temperatures Possible?

9/28/2020
We experience extreme hot and cold temperatures on Earth, but they're nothing compared to the temperature extremes we've created in labs, not to mention the Universe at large. Do these hot and cold extremes have a limit? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/coldest-hottest-temperature...

Duration:00:06:53

388 - Astronomers Found a Sign of Life on Venus—What Does It Mean?

9/21/2020
Astronomers recently made a huge discovery—there may be life on Venus. But what does it really mean when we say we've discovered the potential for life on the second rock from the Sun? Don't go searching for aliens just yet. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/life-venus...

Duration:00:06:51

387 - How Do We Control Wildfires? The Surprising Facts

9/14/2020
How many days can it take to control a large wildfire? (More than you think.) Who fights wildfires? (You may be surprised!) What tools and methods do firefighters use to control, extinguish, and prevent them? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/containing-wildfires https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:08:43

278 - Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite, and Comet: What's the Difference?

9/7/2020
People often use the terms asteroid, meteor, meteorite, and even comet interchangeably, but they're not the same things. Do you know the differences between them? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/asteroid-meteor-meteorite-and-comet-whats-the-difference https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:07:35

386 - What Is a Derecho? A Meteorologist Explains

8/31/2020
Hurricanes and strong tornadoes make headlines, but fewer people know about the unique and destructive weather force known as a derecho. What are derechos, and why are they so devastating? Everyday Einstein talked with Midwest meteorologist Vince Condella to find out. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:14:28

385 - Why Do We Need to Save the Bees?

8/24/2020
Wild bee populations are at risk. Why are wild bee colonies in decline, why is it a big deal, and how can you help? First, step away from the pesticides. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/why-we-need-bees https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:07:30

201 - How Memory Works and 6 Tips to Improve It

8/17/2020
Why can't I remember where I left my car keys? Let's explore how our memory works and discuss some tips on how to improve it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/how-memory-works https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein...

Duration:00:09:12

384 - Did Scientists Just Unravel One Mystery of Stonehenge?

8/10/2020
Recently, a rock sample from the Neolithic structure Stonehenge made its way to a science lab after 60 years in a private collection. Here's what we learned from it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-science-of-stonehenge https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts...

Duration:00:10:50

383 - What Does Your Blood Type Mean? How Rare Is Yours?

8/3/2020
Your blood type is one of the many things you inherit from your parents. But what does it mean, and how does it affect your medical care? Do you have a rare blood type? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/blood-type https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:10:45