BrainStuff

BrainStuff Classics: Why Do We Sleep?

Dodany: 15 grudnia 2018

We spend somewhere around a third of our lives sleeping, but why? Learn what happens when you sleep (and what happens when you don't) in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on...

Why Are Stop Signs Red?

Dodany: 14 grudnia 2018

Stop signs were always the red octagons we know today -- so how was the color chosen, and why has it stuck? Learn about the history and psychology of red traffic signals in this episode of...

Who Is Krampus?

Dodany: 13 grudnia 2018

This horned holiday demon has entered our pop culture consciousness, but where do Krampus legends come from? Learn about the history of Krampusnacht in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about...

How Have Funerals Changed Since the '60s?

Dodany: 12 grudnia 2018

The ways we think about funerals are bound to change over time, but the 1960s was a real turning point. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

Could Neanderthals Laugh?

Dodany: 11 grudnia 2018

Neanderthals were more like us than we previously thought, but could they laugh? Learn why researchers think they could in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the...

How Does Gelatin Work?

Dodany: 10 grudnia 2018

Gelatin makes Jell-O wiggle and provides texture to all sorts of products, but what is it made of? Learn what's happening on a molecular level when you use gelatin in this episode of...

BrainStuff Classics: Why Do People Go Bald?

Dodany: 9 grudnia 2018

Humans are one of the only mammals to commonly experience balding. Learn the science behind thinning hair in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

BrainStuff Classics: Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

Dodany: 8 grudnia 2018 - Średnia ocen: 5

Your voice sounds different in recordings than it does to your own ears, but why? Learn the science behind this phenomena in today's classic episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on...

How Do We Define the Kilogram?

Dodany: 7 grudnia 2018

The kilogram used to be measured against an agreed-upon chunk of metal stored in France, but no longer. Learn the new measure of this standard unit of measurement in today's episode of...

How Can I Donate My Brain to Science?

Dodany: 6 grudnia 2018

Researchers, like zombies, are interested in brains of all kinds. Learn a few basics about how donating your brain to science works in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the...

Could Cheap Magnets Help Save Sharks?

Dodany: 5 grudnia 2018

The fishing industry accidentally kills millions of sharks every year, but researchers think they've found a seriously inexpensive solution. Learn how it could work in this episode of...

Why Do We Test Middle Schoolers' Fitness?

Dodany: 4 grudnia 2018

From the outdated Presidential Fitness Test to today's FITNESSGRAM, Americans have been giving standardized fitness tests to middle school kids for decades. Learn the past and present of these...

What Can Probiotics Really Do?

Dodany: 3 grudnia 2018

Some claims make it sound like probiotics are a cure-all, but what has research found so far? Learn more about these supplements for your microbiome in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about...

Will Amazon's Corporate Megadeal Change How Business Works?

Dodany: 2 grudnia 2018

Why are some politicians so eager for large businesses to set up shop in their districts? What are those businesses' real motivations in making selections? Learn what some researchers think about...

Is the Meaning of Life '137'?

Dodany: 1 grudnia 2018

Both scientists and mystics revere the number 137, but why? Learn the significance of this seemingly humble number in today's episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks...

How Did the Inca Knot Language Work?

Dodany: 30 listopada 2018

The Inca never developed a system of writing, but they kept records and told stories through intricate knotwork. Learn what researchers know -- and what they're still looking to find out -- about...

Can Cheese Actually Make Wine Taste Better?

Dodany: 29 listopada 2018

Spoiler alert: Yes! Learn the science that makes wine and cheese go so well together in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Why Did London Once Have a Train for the Dead?

Dodany: 28 listopada 2018

When a city's cemeteries start filling up, one solution is to take the funerary show on the road. Learn about London's Necropolis Railway of 1854-1941 in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more about...

Why Do Dogs' Paws Smell Like Corn Chips?

Dodany: 27 listopada 2018

Dog enthusiasts sometimes revel in how their pup's paws smell gloriously of corn chips, but what causes this scent? Learn the science behind Frito paws in this episode of BrainStuff.Learn more...

Are E-Cigarette Liquids Safe?

Dodany: 26 listopada 2018

The flavorings added to vape liquids are considered safe for ingestion, but what happens when we breathe them in? Learn what researchers can and can't say about the safety of vaping in this episode...