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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

How Much Does Getting Stuck in Traffic Cost Us?

12/11/2017
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When you add up all the wasted time and gasoline, traffic hotspots cost drivers billions of dollars. Learn how researchers are using technology to measure the problem -- and hopefully make it better.

Duration: 00:06:04


How Fast Can We Take a Picture of the Entire Sky?

12/8/2017
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A new robotic camera is set to change what we know about outer space by capturing huge images of the night sky. Learn more on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:03:54


Why Do We Find Symmetry So Pleasing?

12/7/2017
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What is it about the arrangement of petals on a flower or a perfectly symmetrical display of soup cans that catches our eye? Our brains seem wired for it, but why?

Duration: 00:06:38


How Does Salt Prevent Food Spoilage?

12/6/2017
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Salt has kept entire civilizations alive thanks to its abilities to preserve food and protect it from harmful germs. But how?

Duration: 00:03:55


Do Monkeys Have Superstitions?

12/5/2017
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We share a lot in common with monkeys, but are they just as superstitious? And could the belief in winning streaks carry an evolutionary advantage?

Duration: 00:04:53


What Is (and Isn't) Terrorism?

12/4/2017
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When is -- and isn't -- a crime considered terrorism? The legal, political and moral definitions are often at odds. We explore why on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:06:47


How Fast Can We Take a Picture of the Entire Sky?

12/1/2017
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A new robotic camera is set to change what we know about outer space by capturing huge images of the night sky. Learn more on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:03:58


Why Are Leaf Blowers So Irritating?

11/22/2017
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If the sound of leaf blowers makes you angry, you're not alone -- and there's science behind why.

Duration: 00:05:42


Pretending To Be Batman Helps Kids Focus

11/21/2017
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The Batman Effect, as researchers have dubbed it, allows kids to separate themselves from temptation and stay on task. Learn more on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:05:02


Tips For Staying Safe In A Mass Shooting

11/21/2017
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We don't expect to ever be in a mass shooting, but assuming the worst can happen is the first step to being prepared. Find out more on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:05:54


Second Breakfasts Can Be Good For You

11/21/2017
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A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast. Find out why on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:05:29


Jellyfish Are Brainless, But Still Sleepy

11/20/2017
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Do jellyfish sleep? Learn more about a new study on the need for sleep in animals, and in jellyfish, in this BrainStuff episode.

Duration: 00:05:12


What's a Bump Fire Stock Do To A Gun?

11/17/2017
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Bump fire stocks enable a shooter like Las Vegas killer Steven Paddock to fire a semi-automatic rifle at nearly the rate of an automatic. How do they work?

Duration: 00:05:26


The Origins of Boston and New York’s Accents

11/16/2017
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What does Boston have against the letter 'R'? BrainStuff digs into the origins of 2 American accents.

Duration: 00:04:33


Can You Pass A Drug Test With Someone Else's Urine?

11/15/2017
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Have you ever tried to beat a drug test? OR Labs are usually able to bust people using someone else's urine.

Duration: 00:04:51


How Do Squirrels Organize Their Nuts?

11/14/2017
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A new study suggests squirrels use memory strategies to remember where they put the good nuts. Find out more on BrainStuff.

Duration: 00:04:49


The Number Zero Might Be Older Than We Thought

11/13/2017
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A new analysis of the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript suggests the numerical symbol zero, as we use it today, may be centuries older than previously believed.

Duration: 00:04:51


Albums Aren't Dead

11/10/2017
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Do you buy vinyl records? OR Do you still listen to music albums? In which format? Find out how vinyl and streaming complement each other.

Duration: 00:06:17


Great Archaic Ways To Insult Someone

11/9/2017
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Kim Jong-un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.

Duration: 00:07:26


What can we learn about ourselves from epic space missions?

11/8/2017
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Now that Cassini has met its end by plunging into Saturn, it's time to reflect on what we've learned over the decades.

Duration: 00:05:42

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