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Rank #3 in Natural Sciences category

Technology
Science
Natural Sciences
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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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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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Very One Sided

By nickname101a - Feb 12 2020
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After listening to your one sided podcast on single use plastic bags I now have a hard time believing anything you say going forward. You seem to have an agenda. Plastic bags can and should be recycled. The recycled plastic resign can used to make other plastic such as trex lumber, plastic furniture, more bags etc. (any plastic item can use the resign). You should of give more than one side.

Good content but...

By MoMaMoMaMoMaGo - Feb 11 2020
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...the ads. I like having the choice for a short podcast in my library but half the podcast is ads bookended at the beginning and end with 1m -1m30s each, leaving only ~3 min for content. While I understand the need for ads and usually listen through the ads of my regular podcasts, Brain Stuff should reconsider the ratio of content to ads. 1:1 is not going to keep listeners coming back.

iTunes Ratings

1231 Ratings
Average Ratings
666
245
145
82
93

Very One Sided

By nickname101a - Feb 12 2020
Read more
After listening to your one sided podcast on single use plastic bags I now have a hard time believing anything you say going forward. You seem to have an agenda. Plastic bags can and should be recycled. The recycled plastic resign can used to make other plastic such as trex lumber, plastic furniture, more bags etc. (any plastic item can use the resign). You should of give more than one side.

Good content but...

By MoMaMoMaMoMaGo - Feb 11 2020
Read more
...the ads. I like having the choice for a short podcast in my library but half the podcast is ads bookended at the beginning and end with 1m -1m30s each, leaving only ~3 min for content. While I understand the need for ads and usually listen through the ads of my regular podcasts, Brain Stuff should reconsider the ratio of content to ads. 1:1 is not going to keep listeners coming back.
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Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Where Did Middle Names Come From?

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Having a first, middle, and last name is common in the West, but this wasn't always the case. Learn the history of middle names in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Mar 07 2018

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Rank #2: Why Do Cats Knead?

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Cats seem to love kneading at soft things with their front paws -- but why do they do it? Learn about this (sometimes very pointy) behavior in today's episode of BrainStuff.

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Feb 13 2020

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Rank #3: How Have Funerals Changed Since the '60s?

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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.

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Dec 12 2018

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Rank #4: Why Are Stars and Planets Nearly Spherical?

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Planets and stars are basically spheres, but why? We explore the science in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Mar 06 2018

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Rank #5: What Are the Most-Believed Myths About Our Brains?

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Over-simplifications about how our brains work abound, even among educators and neuroscientists. Discover what these myths are, and why it's important to fight them, in this episode of BrainStuff. 

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May 15 2018

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Rank #6: Does Chocolate Give You a Happy High?

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Many humans enjoy eating chocolate -- but is it because of the taste, or because of compounds in the candy that simulate happiness in our brains? Learn about how chocolate affects us in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Feb 14 2020

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Rank #7: Why Did Fruit Evolve in Different Colors?

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Brightly colored fruit stands out against green leaves, but why is some red or pink, while others skew yellow or purple? And why are some fruits smellier than others? Learn what new research says about fruits' evolution in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Nov 02 2018

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Rank #8: Is There a Gene for Infidelity?

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Some animals mate for life -- and others decidedly don't. Learn what researchers have discovered about cheating by studying voles and humans alike in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Apr 06 2018

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Rank #9: Why Do Humans Dream?

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The human brain is full of mysteries, and why we dream is a big one. Learn the leading theories about why we dream in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Mar 02 2018

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Rank #10: How Does Anxiety Cause Underarm Sweat?

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Anxiety can cause sweaty palms and armpits -- but why? And how can you combat it? Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Jan 18 2018

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Rank #11: Can You Really Catch Up on Sleep?

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Good news, fellow weekend sleep-in-ers: recent research shows that 'catching up' on sleep on your off days can help you stay healthy. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Jun 12 2018

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Rank #12: The Origins of Boston and New York’s Accents

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

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Nov 23 2017

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Rank #13: How Do Boogers Form?

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Snot is a crucial part of our immune system and sinus health, and boogers are a byproduct of that system. Learn how they form (plus, why eating them might be advantageous) in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Mar 14 2018

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Rank #14: Is Sparkling Water Good For You?

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More people are drinking fizzy water, both plain and in a boggling array of flavors. Learn about the different types of sparkling water and what you should watch out for in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Aug 16 2019

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Rank #15: Why Shouldn't Compressed Air Canisters Be Shaken?

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Many spray canisters call for being shaken, but not compressed air. Learn how both types work (and the dangers of shaking the wrong type) in this episode of BrainStuff. 

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #16: How Health-Helpful Is Turmeric?

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Adding turmeric to recipes and taking supplements with it (or its active ingredient, curcumin) has become a global trend. Learn what science has to say about turmeric's medicinal properties in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Jul 16 2019

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Rank #17: Why Do We Get Hiccups?

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What's happening when you get hiccups, and how can you stop them? Learn how hiccups work in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Sep 30 2018

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Rank #18: What's the Difference Between Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Acetaminophen?

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These over-the-counter medications all do fairly similar jobs of relieving aches and pains, but there's a best (and a worst) way to use each type. Learn the differences between pain relievers in this episode of BrainStuff. 

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Sep 26 2019

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Rank #19: Why Do Bruises Change Color?

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Bruises can turn a rainbow of colors before they heal -- but why? Learn the science behind color-changing contusions in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Jan 14 2019

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Rank #20: How Can Your Birth Season Determine Your Allergies?

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The season you were born in helps determine whether you'll have allergies, but science has never understood why. Learn what a team of researchers are discovering in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Apr 27 2018

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