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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

Are Stupid People More Confident?

10/24/2016
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We've all heard about the supposed relationship between confidence and knowledge - but is it true? Two researchers think they've found the answer.

Duration:00:04:06

How Does Saliva Work?

10/19/2016
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Your saliva makes things taste great while killing bacteria and helping digestion.

Duration:00:07:14

What Causes Red Eye In Photos?

10/17/2016
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How can a camera's flash make your eyes glow red? Tune in to learn how it works -- and how to prevent it.

Duration:00:03:14

Why Do Men Have Deeper Voices?

10/12/2016
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Christian explains why male humans' voices generally get lower than female humans' during puberty.

Duration:00:06:52

Why Are Honey Bees Disappearing?

10/10/2016
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Honey bees are vanishing? But why?

Duration:00:06:07

How Do TV Ratings Work?

10/5/2016
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The future of your favorite TV shows hinges on their ratings – but what is a rating, and where does it come from?

Duration:00:06:26

How Do Car Horns Work?

10/3/2016
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The next time you honk your car horn at that jerk who cut you off, you’ll understand how it uses physics to get the job done.

Duration:00:05:08

What is Russia's "Dead Hand?"

9/27/2016
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We’ve all seen movies with supervillains building catastrophic Doomsday devices – but has anyone ever built a real one? Join Christian to learn how the Cold War led to the most dangerous nuclear system in history: Russia’s legendary – and terrifying – Dead Hand.

Duration:00:06:14

What Causes the Northern Lights?

9/26/2016
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There are many misconceptions about what causes the Aurora Borealis when it really requires solar winds, magnetic fields and excited atmospheric gases.

Duration:00:05:55

What Is White Noise?

9/21/2016
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Christian defines what white noise actually is and how it's used to mask other annoying sounds.

Duration:00:05:46

Do Supplemental Vitamins Actually Work?

9/19/2016
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A vitamin a day keeps you healthy to play. Or does it?

Duration:00:07:25

How Does Night Vision Work?

9/14/2016
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For the vast majority of international travelers, a passport is a necessity. But why?

Duration:00:03:45

Why Do I Need A Passport To Travel?

9/12/2016
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For the vast majority of international travelers, a passport is a necessity. But why?

Duration:00:06:39

How Do Bed Bugs Work?

9/7/2016
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These insects live in your bedroom, drink your blood and stain your sheets. How do you get rid of them?

Duration:00:06:04

What If The Moon Disappeared?

9/5/2016
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Without the moon, how would Earth's environment be affected? Would we survive?

Duration:00:04:02

What is "Ranch" Flavor?

8/31/2016
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A plumber in Alaska invented a bizarre condiment that launched a multimillion dollar industry, and today ranch is the most popular salad dressing in the US. But what exactly is this stuff?

Duration:00:04:18

What Is Fracking?

8/29/2016
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You’ve heard of fracking, and you’re pretty sure lots of people don’t like it, but do you know how it actually works?

Duration:00:04:32

The Science of Glow Sticks

8/24/2016
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What do fireflies, TVs, neon signs, and glowsticks have in common?

Duration:00:03:53

Does Your Name Determine Your Future?

8/22/2016
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How much does your name actually matter? Are some names going to make you rich, while others make you poor?

Duration:00:04:36