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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Can Magic Mushrooms Help Stop Depression?

2/15/2018
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Although psychadelic drugs are largely recreational these days, scientists are looking into potential therapeutic uses.

Duration:00:04:49

Can You Be Addicted to Love?

2/14/2018
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Feelings of euphoria leading to obsessive behavior and potentially life-ruining decisions: Love can be as powerful as any drug.

Duration:00:05:03

Do Automatic Toilets Waste Water?

2/13/2018
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Automatic-flush toilets are supposed to be more sanitary, but does that come at an environmental price?

Duration:00:07:18

What Happens to Mardi Gras Beads?

2/12/2018
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Festive beads are key to New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration, but they're also causing a major headache to the city's sanitation department.

Duration:00:04:01

Can People Be Allergic to Water?

2/9/2018
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OK, it's not technically an allergy, but yes: People can have extreme skin reactions to water. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

Duration:00:04:11

How Much of the Internet Is Underwater?

2/8/2018
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Undersea internet cables connect continents and transmit virtual tons of data. Amidst concerns that these cables could be sabotaged.

Duration:00:06:14

Are We in an Insect Armageddon?

2/7/2018
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A recent study found that bug biomass has been steadily decreasing -- in some areas, we may only have 25% of the insects that we had 30 years ago.

Duration:00:05:46

What on Earth Are Skyquakes?

2/6/2018
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There are plenty of potential reasons for a boom to rumble through the air, but skyquakes don't seem to be attached to any of the usual suspects.

Duration:00:05:33

Do Vegetarians' Farts Smell Worse?

2/5/2018
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Not all flatulence is created equal -- your diet has a huge impact on the gas you pass. So whose farts are smellier: vegetarians or omnivores?

Duration:00:04:07

Are Wine Glasses Getting Bigger?

2/2/2018
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People are drinking more wine than they used to. Could the ever-increasing size of wine glasses be behind this trend?

Duration:00:05:27

Should You Give Cats Milk?

2/1/2018
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Pop culture often shows cats happily sipping saucers of milk, but giving a cat milk isn't actually the best treat for it -- or you.

Duration:00:03:50

Which States Get the Most Money from the Federal Government?

1/31/2018
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Due to states' differing taxes and needs, some give the U.S. federal government far more money than they receive.

Duration:00:06:27

How Do Astronauts React to Lunar Landing Conspiracy Theories?

1/30/2018
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Fringe theorists sometimes question whether the 1969 moon landing actually happened. We explore how astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reacted.

Duration:00:07:04

Could Drones Replace News Helicopters?

1/29/2018
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Flying robotic drones equipped with cameras are a lot cheaper than helicopters for catching events as they happen. But they do have downsides.

Duration:00:07:38

Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

1/26/2018
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Body odor happens when bacteria thrive in our sweat, so the ways your clothes deal with sweat can make a difference.

Duration:00:06:00

What Is the 25th Amendment?

1/25/2018
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With some reports questioning the American president's mental stability, some pundits have asked whether the 25th Amendment might be enacted.

Duration:00:05:37

How Did a Parisian Lemonade Craze Fight the Plague?

1/24/2018
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While the black plague ravaged the rest of France, Paris remained relatively untouched -- and they may have had their fondness for lemonade to thank.

Duration:00:05:01

Could Colonists Dig Up Ice on Mars?

1/23/2018
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Researchers have found nearly pure water ice just below the surface of Mars, in regions easy to reach by human explorers or colonists.

Duration:00:04:24

Can the Speed of Video Make Us Look More Innocent or Guilty?

1/22/2018
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Slow-motion video is often used to show jurors how a possibly criminal event took place, but is this practice fair to the accused?

Duration:00:04:59

What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

1/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:04:21

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