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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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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

328 - Making a Career of Combining Art & Science

5/5/2019
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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

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

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