BrainStuff

The Mysteries Behind Abandoned Ships

Dodany: 23 października 2017

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Have you ever heard about ships that wash up on shores under strange circumstances and without a crew? Learn about abandoned ships on this episode of BrainStuff.

Floating Fire Ant Rafts Are Both Dangerous and Cool

Dodany: 20 października 2017

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Learn about the dangers of floating fire ant colony rafts on this episode of BrainStuff.

Why Did The T. Rex Have Tiny Little Arms?

Dodany: 19 października 2017

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Tyrannosaurus rex was a giant predator that roamed the earth, so why did it have such tiny arms?

Is Not Having A Job Better Than A Bad Job?

Dodany: 18 października 2017

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Unemployment has negative health effects, but having a bad job can cause stress that's detrimental to well-being. Learn more in this episode.

Do We Need Treatment Centers For Internet Addiction?

Dodany: 17 października 2017

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Internet addiction is classified as an epidemic in some Asian countries, but not in the U.S. This episode of BrainStuff looks at internet addiction treatment centers.

When Can You Use The Emergency Lane?

Dodany: 13 października 2017

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That driver who uses the highway shoulder in bad traffic could face penalties. Learn when driving in the emergency lane is legal in this episode of BrainStuff.

Do People Walk In Predictable Paths?

Dodany: 12 października 2017

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What guides the direction a person chooses to move? Learn about what habit and handedness have to do with it in this BrainStuff episode.

How 'Fido' Became The Name For A Dog

Dodany: 11 października 2017

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Why is Fido shorthand for a friendly dog? Learn more about the origins of the dog name Fido in this BrainStuff episode.

How Did The Grandfather Clock Get Its Name?

Dodany: 10 października 2017

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In this episode, we’ll look at the history behind how the grandfather clock got its name — and it's probably not what you expect.

When is it Safe to Eat Raw Oysters?

Dodany: 9 października 2017

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In this episode, BrainStuff looks at if there's any truth behind the old wives' tale that you can't eat oysters in months without the letter 'R.'

How Gut Bacteria Could Become Your Next Sports Drink

Dodany: 4 października 2017

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Do microbes inside our body have their own circadian rhythms? Learn more about the gut microbiome and circadian rhythms in this episode.

Einstein's Right Again

Dodany: 2 października 2017

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Astronomers have detected hints of Einstein's general relativity in the Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

Defining Personal Space

Dodany: 27 września 2017

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How close is too close? In this episode, BrainStuff looks at personal space around the world.

Swift Lizard Evolution

Dodany: 25 września 2017

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Over the course of one frigid winter, green anole lizards in Texas changed up their genetic makeup to help them better tolerate cold.

Should You Eat A 106-Year-Old Fruitcake?

Dodany: 20 września 2017

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What relics of South Pole expeditions have turned up? Learn more about Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic fruitcake in this BrainStuff episode.

Why Goldfish Make Their Own Alcohol

Dodany: 18 września 2017

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How do goldfish survive in icy lakes and your poorly cleaned aquarium? Learn more about goldfish and alcohol on this episode.

Separating Ninja Facts From Ninja Fiction

Dodany: 13 września 2017

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A new ninja research center opened in Japan. This episode looks at the myth of the ninja and what the research center hopes to solve and study.

Can NASA Hit An Asteroid with a DART?

Dodany: 11 września 2017

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In 2022, NASA is planning on ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course. Learn more about the DART mission on this episode.

Millennials Buy Homes For Their Dogs

Dodany: 6 września 2017

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Millennials are buying real estate, but not for reasons you'd expect. A third of them say they bought their house for their dog.

How Many People Take and Misuse Prescription Opioids?

Dodany: 5 września 2017

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For the first time in our history, more adults are dying from overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence. New statistics shine a light on the reasons behind the tragic trend.