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Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Sense of Science

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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Everyday Einstein's Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Sense of Science

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

Rank #1: 133 EE How Do We Predict the Weather?

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Why do some meteorologists get the forecast right and some are totally off base? How do forecasters predict the weather? Which forecasts can you trust? Everyday Einstein explores the science behind weather forecasting. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/16LQl7F

Nov 30 2015

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Rank #2: 175 EE What causes allergies?

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Why do allergic responses happen in some people and not others? Why are allergies becoming more and more common? If you were lucky enough to be an allergy-free kid, could you still develop allergies as an adult? Read the full transcript here: bit.ly/1JYpXES

Jan 04 2016

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Rank #3: 212 EE The Neuroscience of Fear: What Happens in Your Brain When You're Afraid

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What is it that draws some people towards activities meant to scare, like horror movies or haunted houses, but makes others run screaming? EE explores the brain's chemical response to fear and what we are most afraid of. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2egynkR

Oct 24 2016

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Rank #4: 317 - How the Government Shutdown Affects Science

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Many science-based government agencies work behind the scenes to keep our lives running smoothly — from ensuring our food safety, to conducting life-saving research, to weathering storms. The current federal government shutdown has dire consequences for our daily lives. Everyday Einstein explains. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-the-government-shutdown-affects-science Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Jan 21 2019

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Rank #5: 291 - The Mysterious Return of Ozone-Depleting CFCs

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CFCs, the harmful ozone-depleting chemicals banned back in the 1980s, are experiencing a mysterious comeback. Who is the new producer, in violation of the international agreement?

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Jun 25 2018

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Rank #6: 163 EE Understanding Parkinson's Disease: An Interview with Jon Palfreman

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In this episode, award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman discusses his book, Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1L9iqbX

Sep 21 2015

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Rank #7: 162 EE What Causes the Tides?

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How are the Moon and the Sun linked to the ebb and flow of sea level? Why do we typically see two high tides per day? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1F1ff3B

Sep 14 2015

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Rank #8: 160 EE What Happens If You Fall Into a Black Hole?

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Black holes aren't the cosmic vacuum cleaners they are rumored to be, but could you still fall into one? What would happen to you? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask, thanks to quantum gravity. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1VuJgNf

Aug 31 2015

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Rank #9: 235 EE 8 ways climate change puts your safety at risk

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How does climate change pose a risk to our health and safety? EE looks at the impact of climate change on food production, water availability, infrastructure, and more. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pV1ArQ

Apr 17 2017

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Rank #10: 369 - Is Pollution Clearing While We're Staying Home?

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Although quarantine challenges us all, the reduction in human activity has meant good things for nature and our environment. Can we sustain that progress?

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Apr 06 2020

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Rank #11: 277 - 5 Simple Ways to Boost Our Intelligence

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Popular media is full of suggestions on how to improve our brain health and cognition. But can we really boost our intelligence?

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Mar 20 2018

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Rank #12: 139 EE Will the Sun Explode?

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Will our Sun explode? Does every star end in a supernova? How are black holes formed? Everyday Einstein explores. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1GR41dU

Jul 11 2016

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Rank #13: 096 EE Newton, Einstein, and Gravitational Waves

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Everyday Einstein explains the recent discovery of gravitational waves in the South Pole and what it means for our understanding of the Big Bang and the universe.

Apr 11 2014

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Rank #14: 248 EE 2 Surpising Ways Scientists Hope to Limit Human Environmental Impact

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EE explores two recent areas of scientific study that look to caterpillars and bacteria to help offset human's negative impact on the environment, our overproduction of plastic and rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #15: 076 EE Super Powered Water: Cohesion and Adhesion

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Everyday Einstein exposes water's secret identity. Learn about water's superpowers in Part 1 of this aquatic series.

Nov 15 2013

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Rank #16: 262 - How Well Do Ancestry DNA Tests Actually Work?

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Companies that offer saliva-swab DNA tests to assess your ancestry and health are rising in popularity. But do they really work?

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Nov 20 2017

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Rank #17: 126 EE Personal Genetic Testing: Part 1

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Everyday Einstein explains DNA, SNPs, GWAs, and Haplotypes in Part 1 of his Personal Genetic Testing series. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1J4BaWd

Dec 12 2014

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Rank #18: 203 EE How Do the Strongest, Fastest Animals Compare to Olympians?

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What is the fastest animal on land? How about in water? How much can the strongest animal lift? Let’s look at how the rest of the animal kingdom would shape up against our Olympians and other World Record setters. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2biJRn8

Aug 08 2016

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Rank #19: 258 - Can You Smell Fear?

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Scientists have not been able to identify a specific chemical that communicates fear. However, there have been a range of studies that suggest we can use smells to transfer information including whether or not we are afraid.

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Oct 23 2017

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Rank #20: 297 - Do Hair Loss Treatments Actually Work?

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Hair loss treatment products are a $3.6 billion industry, but do they actually work?

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Aug 13 2018

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375 - "Is Takeout Safe?" and Other Food Safety Questions

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Right now, ordering takeout and even bringing home groceries can provoke anxiety. QDT's Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, a licensed nutritionist, shares her tips for keeping you and your family safe. 

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May 25 2020

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281 - Do Microwaves Cause Cancer? (And 3 Other Microwave Myths)

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In the United States, 97% of households have a microwave. But what misconceptions about our microwave use persist? Let’s take a look at 4 microwave myths that science has proven false. 

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May 18 2020

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374 - Subterranean Rivers—Water Flowing Underground

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There's much left unexplored beneath Earth's surface, uncluding miles of underground rivers. What forms them? What lives there? And how do these subterranean waterways help science?

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May 11 2020

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373 - Why Is a NASA Spacecraft Currently Orbiting an Asteroid?

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The OSIRIS REx spacecraft will perform a cosmic smash-and-grab on the surface of the potentially hazardous asteroid, Bennu. What do scientists hope to learn?

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May 04 2020

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372 - Can I Visit Just One Family During the Pandemic?

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You're longing for connection, your child is begging for a playdate, you're stir crazy. Is it okay to visit with just one other family during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Apr 27 2020

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371 - What Is the Air Quality Like Near You?

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Is the air noticeably clearer where you live right now? For Earth Day, you can become a citizen scientist by using an app to track air pollution in your neighborhood.

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Apr 20 2020

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370 - What's the Difference Between Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses?

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What’s the difference between a germ, a virus, and bacteria? Let's put these different disease-causing objects under a microscope and find out.

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Apr 12 2020

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369 - Is Pollution Clearing While We're Staying Home?

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Although quarantine challenges us all, the reduction in human activity has meant good things for nature and our environment. Can we sustain that progress?

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Apr 06 2020

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368 - Coronavirus Myths and Facts with Epidemics Expert Dr. Jonathan Quick

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One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from the threat of COVID-19 is to separate the facts from the myths. Dr. Jonathan Quick, infectious disease expert and author of The End of Epidemics, joined Everyday Einstein to tell you how.

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Mar 30 2020

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174 - How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

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Each year a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently?

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Mar 23 2020

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367 - How Can I Sanitize My Smartphone and My House?

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Sanitation is on everyone's minds right now. What's the best way to clean your (probably gross) phone, your home, and your own hands? Do you need antibacterial soap?

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Mar 16 2020

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366 - What Is a Chimera? Could You Be One?

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What's a chimera, and how common is chimerism? Most cases in humans are discovered by accident, so you could be a chimera and not even know it!

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Mar 09 2020

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365 - The Science of Composting

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Rotting food in landfills is a major contributor to climate change. Composting works differently. Here's the science behind composting and some great reasons to get started. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/composting | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Mar 02 2020

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364 - How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

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No, you can't really "dig to China." But what if you could ride the so-called gravity train through the center of the Earth to the opposite side? How long would it take? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/fall-through-earth | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Feb 24 2020

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363 - Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

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Betelgeuse, a massive star in the Orion constellation, is dimming. Could it be about to explode in a spectacular supernova? What would that look like here on Earth? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/betelgeuse | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Feb 17 2020

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362 - The Science of Soulmates

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Whether you're seeking a soulmate or wondering whether your partner is The One this Valentine's Day, one thing's for sure—math isn't on your side. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/soulmates | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Feb 10 2020

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361 - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

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The Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has spread from China to other countries around the globe, including the U.S. What precautions should you take? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/coronavirus | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Feb 03 2020

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360 - Stars Are Suns, Suns Are Bright—So, Why Is the Night Sky Dark?

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Olbers' Paradox tells us that the night sky shouldn't be dark—it should be as bright as the surface of the sun in all directions! Why isn't it? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/night-sky-dark | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Jan 27 2020

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359 - Why Do Skunks Smell So Bad and What Can You Do About It?

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Skunks have a seriously stinky defense mechanism. Why does skunk spray smell so awful, and how do you fight it? The answer lies in chemistry! TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/skunk-smell-science | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Jan 20 2020

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273 - The Fascinating Physics of Figure Skating

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Although figure skaters make their sport look easy, executing the perfect jump requires a precise combination of speed, force, vertical velocity, angular momentum, friction and, of course, timing. How do these crucial pieces work together to create the perfect loop, flip, salchow, axel or lutz? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-physics-of-figure-skating Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW EVERYDAY EINSTEIN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Jan 13 2020

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By Mickeyb33 - May 28 2019
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