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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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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

325 - What Killed the Dinosaurs?

4/8/2019
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What caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? Everyday Einstein looks at two new studies that blame volcanoes and asteroids. So, how did the dinosaurs meet their end? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/what-killed-the-dinosaurs 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:00:10:10

324 - Is Pluto a Planet?

4/1/2019
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Why can't astronomers decide if Pluto is a planet or not? Everyday Einstein explains what this argument is about. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/is-pluto-a-planet 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:00:09:16

323 - Can We Cure HIV?

3/25/2019
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What makes HIV so hard to eradicate? And how close has science brought us to a cure? Everyday Einstein explores the human immunodeficiency virus. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/can-we-cure-hiv-0 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:00:10:35

272 - How Does Insulin Work in Our Bodies?

3/17/2019
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What is insulin and how do our bodies use it? What progress are scientists making toward regulating the hormone without insulin pumps or injections? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-does-insulin-work-in-our-bodies 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:00:06:15

322 - Are Wormholes Real?

3/8/2019
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What if we could take a shortcut through spacetime and visit another galaxy? Sci fi movies have imagined the possibility for years, but are wormholes real? Everyday Einstein explores the far reaches of our universe (and beyond). Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/are-wormholes-real Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter:...

Duration:00:07:33

321 - How long can a person hold their breath?

3/4/2019
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Why can some people hold their breath for minutes but others only seconds? What sets that limit? Everyday Einstein explores the mechanics (and psychology) behind world record breath holders. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-long-can-a-person-hold-their-breath Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter:...

Duration:00:08:21

256 - How Much Does My Dog Understand?

2/25/2019
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Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand? Everyday Einstein explores the research behind our dogs' vocabulary, memory, and capacity for love. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/pets/dogs/how-much-does-my-dog-understand Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter:...

Duration:00:09:16

320 - Could Humans Live on Mars?

2/15/2019
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Scientists have been studying the red planet since the 1960s. How much is Mars really like Earth? Could our solar system neighbor become a travel destination in the future? Could we live there? Everyday Einstein investigates the Martian habitat. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/could-we-live-on-mars Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein...

Duration:00:09:05

319 - The Neuroscience of Romance: Your Brain on Love

2/10/2019
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Our brains see love as a reward and also an addiction. What happens to our brains when we are in love? Can science explain whether love can last? Everyday Einstein explores the heart-brain connection. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-neuroscience-of-romance-your-brain-on-love Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter:...

Duration:00:08:19

318 - How Do Meteorologists Calculate "Feels Like" Temperature?

2/3/2019
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Why are the actual temperature and the "feels like" temperature sometimes so different? How do meteorologists know what the temperature will feel like near you? It has to do with windchill, heat index, and other factors. Everyday Einstein explains. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-do-meteorologists-calculate-feels-like-temperatures Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook:...

Duration:00:07:11

298 - Are Extreme Weather Events Linked to Climate Change?

1/28/2019
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What does science say about the link between climate change and this increase in extreme weather? Can we attribute a single extreme weather event, like a particular heat wave or wildfire or flood, to climate change? Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/are-extreme-weather-events-linked-to-climate-change Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein...

Duration:00:10:00

317 - How the Government Shutdown Affects Science

1/21/2019
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Many science-based government agencies work behind the scenes to keep our lives running smoothly — from ensuring our food safety, to conducting life-saving research, to weathering storms. The current federal government shutdown has dire consequences for our daily lives. Everyday Einstein explains. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-the-government-shutdown-affects-science Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:...

Duration:00:10:09

316 - Can Knowing Your Genetic Risk Change Your Physiology?

1/14/2019
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We now have unprecedented amounts of information on our own genetics, thanks to at-home DNA testing kits. But what does all of this information do to us? Can simply knowing more about your genetic risks change them? Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/can-knowing-your-genetic-risk-change-your-physiology Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook:...

Duration:00:08:33

315 - 4 Things to Know About the Measles and Vaccination

1/7/2019
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Why are measles outbreaks on the rise, even in places where the vaccine is readily accessible? Am I safe as long as I’ve been vaccinated? Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/4-things-to-know-about-the-measles-and-vaccination 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:00:11:23

314 - The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Inducing Labor Naturally

12/31/2018
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We have centuries of lore and rumor on how to get the process of labor started naturally. But do any of them actually work? Let’s take a look at the scientific evidence (or lack thereof) behind a few of the most popular methods for inducing labor outside of the hospital. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-science-or-lack-thereof-behind-inducing-labor-naturally Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW...

Duration:00:10:11

230 EE How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?

12/25/2018
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The tap water we drink, cook with, and bathe in typically comes from either surface water sources like streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, or from underground sources like aquifers, permeable rocks that can store and transmit water. A range of dangerous pollutants have been found in this water - so how does it get there? And how can you, as an individual, test the safety of your water for drinking? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2nC6m8Y

Duration:00:09:02

313 - Why Do We Draw Stars with Five Points?

12/17/2018
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If stars are balls of gas, then why do we draw them as pointed or spiky objects? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/why-do-we-draw-stars-with-five-points 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:00:07:54

312 - The Science of Double-Dipping: A Health Risk or Just Gross?

12/10/2018
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Double-dipping a chip sure sounds gross, but can enough germs really be transferred to make you sick? 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:00:08:07