BrainStuff

Should You Be Squatting More?

Dodany: 19 lutego 2019

Short answer: Yeah, probably. Most Westerners have traded squatting for sitting and standing, to the detriment of our backs and joints. Learn the benefits of a good squat -- and how you can...

What Did the Opportunity Rover Teach Us?

Dodany: 19 lutego 2019

After 15 years, NASA has officially ended the mission of the Mars rover Opportunity. Learn what the little-robot-that-could helped us discover about the planet (and interplanetary missions) in this...

Was Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon?

Dodany: 15 lutego 2019

The oldest known intact Earth rock was collected on the moon in the 1970s. Learn how researchers think it got there it in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the...

Could Genetics Grow a Square Tomato?

Dodany: 14 lutego 2019

Researchers have found genes that help determine the shapes of fruits and vegetables. Learn how this could (and couldn't) change what you see at the grocery store in today's episode of BrainStuff....

Why a Gaggle of Geese? Where Do Collective Nouns Come From?

Dodany: 13 lutego 2019

About 500 years ago, creating clever collective nouns for groups of animals, objects, and people was trendy, and some of those nouns of assemblage stuck. Learn the history of this quirk of the...

Why Are People Fascinated with the Number 23?

Dodany: 13 lutego 2019

Some people hold that the number 23 has near-magical significance, but how did this fascination start? And can mere coincidences have real meaning? Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn...

Why Are Sloths' Toilet Habits So Dangerous?

Dodany: 12 lutego 2019

Sloths only defecate once a week or so, and more sloths die during the process than at any other time. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Why Are Suburbs So Unwalkable?

Dodany: 8 lutego 2019

Many modern cities feature grided streets made for walking, but suburbs' wide, winding roads require cars to get around. Learn why, plus how it might change, in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn...

What's Up with the New 'Tesla Tower'?

Dodany: 7 lutego 2019

A company has built a tower in Texas that resembles Nikola Tesla's famed Wardenclyffe Tower. Learn what we know (and don't know) about it so far in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about...

Why Are Whales Big (But Not Bigger)?

Dodany: 6 lutego 2019

Whales are some of the largest creatures on Earth -- but why? And why aren't they bigger? Learn a whale of a tale about ocean mammals in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on...

Is Quinoa Unhealthy For Its Producers?

Dodany: 5 lutego 2019

Quinoa is hailed as a healthy, high-protein substitute for grains, but some reports have indicated that its popularity hasn't been good for the people who farm it. Learn why, and what researchers...

Are Electric Cars or Gasoline-Powered Cars Faster?

Dodany: 4 lutego 2019

A car's quickness and overall speed depend on both the power of the engine and the way that energy is routed throughout the vehicle. Learn why electric vehicles can be quicker (but aren't as fast)...

Why Are Peat Bogs So Good at Preserving Human Remains?

Dodany: 1 lutego 2019

Human bodies buried in bogs can retain some features -- like perfectly preserved skin, right down to forehead wrinkles -- for thousands of years. Learn how this natural mummification process works...

Will Saturn's Rings Last Forever?

Dodany: 31 stycznia 2019

Short answer: Nope! As it turns out, Saturn's rings are fairly new, and they'll only be around a while longer. Relatively speaking. Learn how researchers discovered this in today's episode of...

Why Don't Penguin Feet Freeze?

Dodany: 30 stycznia 2019

Standing barefoot on a glacier, human feet would freeze solid -- but penguin feet are fine. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

What Is Light?

Dodany: 29 stycznia 2019

Is light a particle or a wave? Or both? Or neither? Learn how humans have defined light throughout history -- including our best attempts today -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about...

How Many People Really Have Food Allergies?

Dodany: 29 stycznia 2019

There's a lot of confusion over food allergies, intolerances, and other disorders with similar symptoms. So how can you tell the difference, and how many of us should be concerned? Learn more in...

Can We Save the World's Coral?

Dodany: 25 stycznia 2019

Much of the world's coral is in danger, but a recently developed farming technique could help it regrow. Learn how in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Why Do Coffee Drinks Often Have Italian Names?

Dodany: 24 stycznia 2019

Many popular coffee drinks in America have Italian (or faux-Italian) names, but why? Learn the history behind these names in today's episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the...

How Can a Star Become a Giant Crystal?

Dodany: 23 stycznia 2019

After our sun dies, it and many other stars will eventually crystallize. Learn how astrophysicists figured this out -- and how it works -- in today's episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about...