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A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.
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A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

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English


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Blood Falls

8/7/2018
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In the heart of Antarctica, a blood red waterfall pours out of a glacier and cascades down 100 feet. It took more than 100 years for scientists to discover the source of this eerie feature.

Duration:00:21:19

The Doctor Who Drank Bacteria

7/31/2018
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For more than a century, doctors believed they understood the cause of stomach ulcers: stress. But in the 1980s, one Australian doctor dared to challenge that concept, and put he his own stomach on the line to prove it.

Duration:00:19:39

The Devil’s Kettle

7/24/2018
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In northern Minnesota, a waterfall splits in two. One half tumbles over the edge and continues down the river, the other half drops into a huge hole in the rock and disappears.

Duration:00:19:39

The Scuba Diving Flies

7/17/2018
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In Mono Lake, California, tiny flies have developed a unique ability: they can swim underwater, thanks to a scuba-suit-like bubble that forms as they enter the lake. But how do they do it?

Duration:00:21:18

An Ancient Star that Took 600 Years to Explain

7/10/2018
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Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.

Duration:00:21:50

The Kentucky Meat Shower

7/5/2018
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On March 3, 1876, chunks of meat fell from the sky in Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The locals came up with bizarre theories for where the meat came from, without realizing the truth had already been uncovered by a clever scientist in nearby Lexington.

Duration:00:21:50

Chemtrails

7/5/2018
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Season Two of Science Solved It kicks off with a pernicious conspiracy theory: chemtrails. This theory won't die, even though the scientific explanation for the phenomenon is as simple as can be.

Duration:00:21:06

Introducing Science Solved It: Season 2

6/22/2018
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Season two of Science Solved It debuts on Tuesday, June 26. Subscribe now so you stay updated on every new episode.

Duration:00:01:48

7.5 - Post-Season Wrap Up

6/13/2017
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Kaleigh and Tim reflect on the first season and discuss their goals for next season. Plus we hear from a listener and chat about Kaleigh’s accent.

Duration:00:12:57

7 - The Ghost Trees

6/6/2017
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Hidden throughout the mesmerizing redwood forests of California’s coast are stark, pure white trees. These rare albino redwoods don’t have the chlorophyll that other plants have. Chlorophyll makes plants green but it’s also necessary for plants to produce food, so these albino trees shouldn’t be able to exist. But…they do. Here’s what on scientist thinks is going on.

Duration:00:17:25

6 - The Pokémon Shock

5/30/2017
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On December 16, 1997, an episode of Pokémon aired in Japan. The next day, reports began to spread of hundreds, even thousands, of children experiencing dizziness, blurred vision, and convulsions while watching the show. Pokémon went on hiatus for four months. Can a cartoon really cause widespread seizures, or was something else going on?

Duration:00:20:20

5 - The Map That (Almost) Changed the World

5/23/2017
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In1854, the London neighborhood of Soho experienced a deadly outbreak of cholera, a truly horrible disease. Doctors at the time were powerless to stop it because they didn’t actually understand how cholera spread, until one doctor—an anesthetist—used a map to completely change the way we investigate disease.

Duration:00:18:26

4 - Ancient Aliens or Prehistoric Hot Air Balloons?

5/16/2017
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The Nazca lines have baffled scientists and explorers for centuries. The giant carvings in the earth are best viewed from space, but they were created sometime around 500 A.D. How did they execute such elaborate designs? And why build something you could never fully appreciate?

Duration:00:18:15

3 - The Unexplained Flying Lights Are Big and Bright

5/9/2017
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The small town of Marfa, Texas has been a regular tourist attraction for decades, as travellers flock to catch a glimpse of the strange, beautiful floating lights that appear every night a few miles out of town. Will learning the secret behind these lights ruin them for their biggest fan?

Duration:00:21:27

2 - Don’t Be Alarmed, But the Rocks Are Crawling

5/2/2017
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Deep in Death Valley National Park, there’s a dried up lakebed that’s home to some of the most extreme weather on the continent. It’s also home to the sailing stones: giant hunks of rock that inexplicably move across the desert all by themselves. Finally, with the help of some scientific equipment and a lot of patience, scientists discovered the surprising explanation for the sailing stones.

Duration:00:22:36

1 - A Call from the Deep

4/25/2017
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In 1997, ocean researchers listening for the sound of underwater volcanoes accidentally recorded something they had never heard before. The noise, which they dubbed the “bloop,” was the loudest sound ever recorded under the sea, and it was an unexplained mystery for nearly 20 years.

Duration:00:20:05

0 - Introducing Science Solved It

4/18/2017
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A mystery is only as good as its solution…at least, that’s what host Kaleigh Rogers believes. Science Solved It is a new weekly show from Motherboard that introduces listeners to the world’s greatest mysteries that were solved by science, with insight from the actual researchers who cracked the case. We cover everything from strange, underwater noises to cartoons that give people seizures, all with a satisfying scientific solution at the end. Check back next Tuesday for our first episode,...

Duration:00:06:40