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A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

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A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
31
7
6
10

Amazing show!

By ry fyi - Jul 19 2018
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Beautiful sound design and who doesn’t love a mystery!!

Great rational perspective.

By castlelong1 - Jul 16 2018
Read more
Great debunking podcast of mysteries that wer popular when I was growing up in the '70s

iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
31
7
6
10

Amazing show!

By ry fyi - Jul 19 2018
Read more
Beautiful sound design and who doesn’t love a mystery!!

Great rational perspective.

By castlelong1 - Jul 16 2018
Read more
Great debunking podcast of mysteries that wer popular when I was growing up in the '70s
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Science Solved It

Latest release on Oct 30, 2018

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A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

Rank #1: 3 - The Unexplained Flying Lights Are Big and Bright

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The small town of Marfa, Texas has been a regular tourist attraction for decades, as travellers flock to catch a glimpse of the strange, beautiful floating lights that appear every night a few miles out of town. Will learning the secret behind these lights ruin them for their biggest fan?

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May 09 2017

21mins

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Rank #2: 4 - Ancient Aliens or Prehistoric Hot Air Balloons?

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The Nazca lines have baffled scientists and explorers for centuries. The giant carvings in the earth are best viewed from space, but they were created sometime around 500 A.D. How did they execute such elaborate designs? And why build something you could never fully appreciate?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 16 2017

18mins

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Rank #3: 5 - The Map That (Almost) Changed the World

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In 1854, the London neighborhood of Soho experienced a deadly outbreak of cholera, a truly horrible disease. Doctors at the time were powerless to stop it because they didn’t actually understand how cholera spread, until one doctor—an anesthetist—used a map to completely change the way we investigate disease.

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May 23 2017

18mins

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Rank #4: 6 - The Pokémon Shock

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On December 16, 1997, an episode of Pokémon aired in Japan. The next day, reports began to spread of hundreds, even thousands, of children experiencing dizziness, blurred vision, and convulsions while watching the show. Pokémon went on hiatus for four months. Can a cartoon really cause widespread seizures, or was something else going on?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 30 2017

20mins

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Rank #5: 7 - The Ghost Trees

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Hidden throughout the mesmerizing redwood forests of California’s coast are stark, pure white trees. These rare albino redwoods don’t have the chlorophyll that other plants have. Chlorophyll makes plants green but it’s also necessary for plants to produce food, so these albino trees shouldn’t be able to exist. But…they do. Here’s what scientist think is going on.  

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Jun 06 2017

17mins

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Rank #6: The Kentucky Meat Shower

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On March 3, 1876, chunks of meat fell from the sky in Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The locals came up with bizarre theories for where the meat came from, without realizing the truth had already been uncovered by a clever scientist in nearby Lexington. 

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Jul 03 2018

20mins

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Rank #7: Chemtrails

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Season Two of Science Solved It kicks off with a pernicious conspiracy theory: chemtrails. This theory won't die, even though the scientific explanation for the phenomenon is as simple as can be. 

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Jun 26 2018

20mins

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Rank #8: An Ancient Star that Took 600 Years to Explain

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Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night. 

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Jul 10 2018

21mins

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Rank #9: 7.5 - Post-Season Wrap Up

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Kaleigh and Tim reflect on the first season and discuss their goals for next season. Plus we hear from a listener and chat about Kaleigh’s accent.

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Jun 13 2017

12mins

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Rank #10: The Scuba Diving Flies

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In Mono Lake, California, tiny flies have developed a unique ability: they can swim underwater, thanks to a scuba-suit-like bubble that forms as they enter the lake. But how do they do it?

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Jul 17 2018

20mins

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Introducing "Chapo," a New Podcast From VICE News

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If you like The VICE Guide To Right Now, we think you'll also really enjoy VICE News' first ever podcast, "Chapo." As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico. The first episode comes out on Nov. 1 exclusively on Spotify in both English and Spanish.

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Oct 30 2018

3mins

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[BONUS] Introducing Queerly Beloved

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If you've been enjoying Science Solved It, we think you'll also love our newest VICE podcast, Queerly Beloved.


Queerly Beloved ​is a new podcast series from Broadly. Co-hosted by Broadly editor Sarah Burke and Fran Tirado of the popular queer podcast Food 4 Thot, it’s a multifaceted portrait of LGBTQ chosen family—the people who help us figure out who we are and inspire us to live as our most authentic selves. In a world obsessed with significant others, Queerly Beloved focuses on the unconventional, seemingly insignificant relationships that actually end up shaping us most.


Here's the first episode, "The Past Lovers." For the full season, sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.

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Sep 12 2018

20mins

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Blood Falls

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In the heart of Antarctica, a blood red waterfall pours out of a glacier and cascades down 100 feet. It took more than 100 years for scientists to discover the source of this eerie feature. 

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Aug 07 2018

21mins

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The Doctor Who Drank Bacteria

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For more than a century, doctors believed they understood the cause of stomach ulcers: stress. But in the 1980s, one Australian doctor dared to challenge that concept, and put he his own stomach on the line to prove it. 

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Jul 31 2018

18mins

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The Devil’s Kettle

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In northern Minnesota, a waterfall splits in two. One half tumbles over the edge and continues down the river, the other half drops into a huge hole in the rock and disappears. 

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Jul 24 2018

19mins

Play

The Scuba Diving Flies

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In Mono Lake, California, tiny flies have developed a unique ability: they can swim underwater, thanks to a scuba-suit-like bubble that forms as they enter the lake. But how do they do it?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 17 2018

20mins

Play

An Ancient Star that Took 600 Years to Explain

Podcast cover
Read more

Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night. 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 10 2018

21mins

Play

The Kentucky Meat Shower

Podcast cover
Read more

On March 3, 1876, chunks of meat fell from the sky in Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The locals came up with bizarre theories for where the meat came from, without realizing the truth had already been uncovered by a clever scientist in nearby Lexington. 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 03 2018

20mins

Play

Chemtrails

Podcast cover
Read more

Season Two of Science Solved It kicks off with a pernicious conspiracy theory: chemtrails. This theory won't die, even though the scientific explanation for the phenomenon is as simple as can be. 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 26 2018

20mins

Play

Introducing Science Solved It: Season 2

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Season two of Science Solved It debuts on Tuesday, June 26. Subscribe now so you stay updated on every new episode. 

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Jun 22 2018

1min

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7.5 - Post-Season Wrap Up

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Kaleigh and Tim reflect on the first season and discuss their goals for next season. Plus we hear from a listener and chat about Kaleigh’s accent.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 13 2017

12mins

Play

7 - The Ghost Trees

Podcast cover
Read more

Hidden throughout the mesmerizing redwood forests of California’s coast are stark, pure white trees. These rare albino redwoods don’t have the chlorophyll that other plants have. Chlorophyll makes plants green but it’s also necessary for plants to produce food, so these albino trees shouldn’t be able to exist. But…they do. Here’s what scientist think is going on.  

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 06 2017

17mins

Play

6 - The Pokémon Shock

Podcast cover
Read more

On December 16, 1997, an episode of Pokémon aired in Japan. The next day, reports began to spread of hundreds, even thousands, of children experiencing dizziness, blurred vision, and convulsions while watching the show. Pokémon went on hiatus for four months. Can a cartoon really cause widespread seizures, or was something else going on?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 30 2017

20mins

Play

5 - The Map That (Almost) Changed the World

Podcast cover
Read more

In 1854, the London neighborhood of Soho experienced a deadly outbreak of cholera, a truly horrible disease. Doctors at the time were powerless to stop it because they didn’t actually understand how cholera spread, until one doctor—an anesthetist—used a map to completely change the way we investigate disease.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 23 2017

18mins

Play

4 - Ancient Aliens or Prehistoric Hot Air Balloons?

Podcast cover
Read more

The Nazca lines have baffled scientists and explorers for centuries. The giant carvings in the earth are best viewed from space, but they were created sometime around 500 A.D. How did they execute such elaborate designs? And why build something you could never fully appreciate?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 16 2017

18mins

Play

3 - The Unexplained Flying Lights Are Big and Bright

Podcast cover
Read more

The small town of Marfa, Texas has been a regular tourist attraction for decades, as travellers flock to catch a glimpse of the strange, beautiful floating lights that appear every night a few miles out of town. Will learning the secret behind these lights ruin them for their biggest fan?

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2017

21mins

Play

2 - Don’t Be Alarmed, But the Rocks Are Crawling

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Deep in Death Valley National Park, there’s a dried up lakebed that’s home to some of the most extreme weather on the continent. It’s also home to the sailing stones: giant hunks of rock that inexplicably move across the desert all by themselves. Finally, with the help of some scientific equipment and a lot of patience, scientists discovered the surprising explanation for the sailing stones.

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May 02 2017

22mins

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1 - A Call from the Deep

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In 1997, ocean researchers listening for the sound of underwater volcanoes accidentally recorded something they had never heard before. The noise, which they dubbed the “bloop,” was the loudest sound ever recorded under the sea, and it was an unexplained mystery for nearly 20 years.

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Apr 25 2017

20mins

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0 - Introducing Science Solved It

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A mystery is only as good as its solution…at least, that’s what host Kaleigh Rogers believes. Science Solved It is a new weekly show from Motherboard that introduces listeners to the world’s greatest mysteries that were solved by science, with insight from the actual researchers who cracked the case. We cover everything from strange, underwater noises to cartoons that give people seizures, all with a satisfying scientific solution at the end. Check back next Tuesday for our first episode, and join us next Monday in Brooklyn for our premiere party. twitter.com/sciencesolvedit

 

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Apr 18 2017

6mins

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iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
218
31
7
6
10

Amazing show!

By ry fyi - Jul 19 2018
Read more
Beautiful sound design and who doesn’t love a mystery!!

Great rational perspective.

By castlelong1 - Jul 16 2018
Read more
Great debunking podcast of mysteries that wer popular when I was growing up in the '70s