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Introducing: The Ten News

Dodany: 23 października 2020

The TEN News is 10 minutes of news and information for curious kids ages 8-12 (and their parents are allowed to listen, too 🤪). Each episode looks at what's happening in the world and provides...

How Can We Detect Tornadoes Earlier?

Dodany: 22 października 2020

We often receive very little warning about impending tornadoes, making these storms all the more dangerous. Learn how researchers are figuring out how to use infrasound to detect tornadoes long...

What Are Some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Harshest Dissents?

Dodany: 21 października 2020

During her time as a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't always agree with the majority opinion of the Court. Learn about a few of her dissents in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn...

How Do Sea Snakes Work?

Dodany: 20 października 2020

The most venomous snakes in the world live in the oceans, but they still breathe air, drink fresh water, and some can even crawl on land. Learn about sea snakes in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn...

Is the Nebra Sky Disk the Oldest Star Chart?

Dodany: 19 października 2020

A bronze disk found near Nebra, Germany may be the oldest know scientific depiction of the night sky -- or it may be a thousand years younger than that. Learn the story of this mysterious disk in...

BrainStuff Classics: What Is (and Isn't) Terrorism?

Dodany: 18 października 2020

When is -- and isn't -- a crime considered terrorism? The legal, political and moral definitions are often at odds. We explore why in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your...

BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Leaf Blowers So Annoying?

Dodany: 17 października 2020

If the sound of leaf blowers makes you angry, you're not alone -- and there's science behind why. Learn about it in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Are Cats Actually Good at Catching Rats?

Dodany: 16 października 2020

There's an assumption that cats can help control pesky rodent populations, but it turns out that they're pretty bad at catching rats. Learn why, and why cats can make a rat infestation appear...

How Does Anhedonia Work?

Dodany: 15 października 2020

Anhedonia is a disorder in which a person doesn't experience pleasure from usually pleasurable things, like music or friendship or the sense of taste. Learn what researchers know (and don't know)...

How Has Knitting Been Used for Subterfuge?

Dodany: 14 października 2020

During the two World Wars, knitting became an important way to encode and send messages in secret. Learn about the history of wartime knitting in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your...

How Can the Dutch Reach Save Cyclists' Lives?

Dodany: 13 października 2020

When cyclists collide with a carelessly opened car door, the results can be deadly. Learn how the simple Dutch Reach can save lives in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices...

What Foods Should Be Kept Out of the Fridge?

Dodany: 12 października 2020

The refrigerator is perfect for keeping some foods fresh and tasty -- but it'll do other foods more harm than good. Learn what foods are best kept out of the fridge in this episode of BrainStuff....

BrainStuff Classics: How Do Glow Stick Work?

Dodany: 11 października 2020

Glow sticks use a chemical reaction to create that soft, colorful glow. Learn how it works -- and how to make your glow sticks last longer -- in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about...

BrainStuff Classics: How Can a Black Hole Help Prove General Relativity?

Dodany: 10 października 2020

Astronomers detected hints of Einstein's theory of general relativity in the Milky Way's supermassive black hole. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices...

How Does Mortgage Forbearance Work?

Dodany: 9 października 2020

Mortgage forbearance can help keep a homeowner in their home, but it's not a permanent free pass on mortgage payments. Learn why it's good for both borrowers and banks -- and how to get one if you...

Is Betelgeuse About to Go Supernova?

Dodany: 8 października 2020

Betelguese is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, but in 2019 it dimmed -- a lot. Learn what researchers think caused this and what it could mean in today's episode of BrainStuff. Learn...

What's the Difference Between Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx?

Dodany: 7 października 2020

The official U.S. government definitions of 'Hispanic' and 'Latino' differ from how people often refer to themselves in real life -- and new terms like 'Latinx' are gaining popularity, too. Learn...

Does the Community of Lily Dale Reconnect the Living and the Dead?

Dodany: 6 października 2020

Spiritualism is a 19th-century belief system that holds that the living can communicate with spirits of the dead through mediums. Learn about the community where spiritualism is famously practiced,...

How Did the Bear-Sized Beaver, Castoroides, Work?

Dodany: 5 października 2020

A couple million years ago, species of bear-sized beavers roamed North America. Learn more about how Castoroides lived in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

BrainStuff Classics: Did Neanderthals Use Glue?

Dodany: 4 października 2020

Neanderthals distilled tar more than 100,000 years before modern humans created glue. Learn how archaeologists compared three potential ways they might've done it in this classic episode of...