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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: 153 EE 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Sharks

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Sharks inspire our curiousity and also our fear of the unknown. They rule the watery depths where 95% of the Earth's oceans remain unexplored by humans. Here are some fast facts to pique your interest in these fascinating creatures.

Jul 06 2015

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Rank #2: 014 EDE What is a neural network?

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Everyday Einstein explains what a neural network is, and how they work. SPONSOR: http://squarespace.com/EVERYDAY

Aug 15 2014

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Rank #3: 149 EE Is the Radiation From My Cell Phone Dangerous?

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Does too much cell phone use lead to adverse health effects? Some studies say no, while others claim a definitive link. Everyday Einstein helps separate fact from fiction when it comes to our handheld devices. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1IaBpxP

Jun 01 2015

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Rank #4: 263 - The End of Net Neutrality: What It Means For Science (and You)

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What is net neutrality and why should you care about it? What happens to science and innovation, and even sites like this one, without an open internet?

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Nov 27 2017

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 198 EE 9 Tips to Win a Competitive Eating Contest

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69 hot dogs and buns in under 10 minutes. How do they do it? In honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Nathan’s Famous 4th of July Hot Dog eating contest, let’s explore the science behind what makes a successful competitive eater. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29tFJwS

Jun 27 2016

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Rank #7: 180 EE The Surprising Scientific Reason Behind Physical Attraction

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Is it your similarities that attract you to your partner or is it your differences? Science says our sense of smell may be important in sniffing out mates with immune systems opposite to our own. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1oFMBOC

Sep 04 2017

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Rank #8: 259 - How Fast Can a Marathon Be Run?

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Is there a limit to how fast people can run a marathon? Will the two-hour mark ever be beat? Everyday Einstein explains what the research says.

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Oct 30 2017

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Rank #9: 274 - Lessons on Early Aviation with Bessie Coleman

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Bessie Coleman paved the way as the first black and Native American woman to earn a pilot's license in 1921. What was flying like back then?

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Feb 19 2018

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Rank #10: 038 EDE Should You Store Batteries in the Freezer?

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Why do some people store batteries in the freezer? Should you store batteries in the freezer? Everyday Einstein explains

Jan 03 2014

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Rank #11: 034 EDE Why Do We Yawn?

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Ever wonder why seeing someone yawn makes you yawn? It's because of mind control. Everyday Einstein explains.

May 16 2014

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Rank #12: 269 - How Do We Measure Time? 5+ Innovative Ways

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How do we measure time? How accurate are today’s clocks relative to the first clocks of ancient times? And what is the definition of a second?

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Jan 15 2018

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 288 - What Is Antimatter?

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Antimatter may sound like science fiction, but it actually surrounds us every day. Antimatter is used commonly in modern medicine and even gets produced by the bananas sitting in your kitchen. It also poses one of the biggest outstanding mysteries in modern physics.

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Jun 04 2018

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Rank #15: 250 EE How Can You Prepare for the August Solar Eclipse?

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How much of a solar eclipse will I see? What will it look like? How long will it last? Will I never see another?

Aug 14 2017

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Rank #16: 270 - How Can Science Combat the Opioid Crisis?

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How do opioids work and who is at risk for an opioid addiction? What opioid addiction treatments are more effective and can we vaccinate against addiction?

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Jan 22 2018

8mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 252 EE What Makes Storms Like Hurricane Harvey So Strong?

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EE explains why Hurricane Harvey is being labeled "unprecedented" and "catastrophic".

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #19: 057 EDE How to Be a Birdwatcher?

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Everyday Einstein interviews a couple of junior scientists (his young daughters) about birding.

Jul 04 2014

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Rank #20: 241 EE How Important Is the Paris Climate Agreement?

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The US plans to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Are the terms of the Paris Agreement really that ineffective? How much impact is the Agreement expected to have?

Jun 05 2017

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384 - Did Scientists Just Unravel One Mystery of Stonehenge?

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Recently, a rock sample from the Neolithic structure Stonehenge made its way to a science lab after 60 years in a private collection. Here's what we learned from it.

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Aug 10 2020

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383 - What Does Your Blood Type Mean? How Rare Is Yours?

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Your blood type is one of the many things you inherit from your parents. But what does it mean, and how does it affect your medical care? Do you have a rare blood type?

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Aug 03 2020

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318 - How Do Meteorologists Calculate "Feels Like" Temperature?

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Why are the actual temperature and the 'feels like' temperature sometimes so different? How do meteorologists know what the temperature will feel like near you? Everyday Einstein explains.

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Jul 27 2020

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382 - Emotional, Irritated, Faking It—Why Do Humans Cry?

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Humans seem to be the only animals who produce one of three different types of tears. Can you guess what it is? Let's look at the science behind crying.

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Jul 20 2020

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381 - Wearing a Mask During Coronavirus—Separating Myths from Facts

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We have scientific evidence that masks effectively and dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19, yet myths about mask-wearing abound. Let's put them to rest and mask up!

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Jul 13 2020

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380 - Can Nukes Actually Stop a Devastating Hurricane?

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Congress recently introduced a bill to prohibit the President from using weapons to alter weather patterns. But can you tame a hurricane by nuking it off the map?

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Jul 06 2020

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379 - Is It Aliens? A Science Writer On UFOs and Her Visit to Area 51

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Are aliens out there observing us? If they're not, why has the Pentagon released videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena?" What's going on at Area 51, anyhow?

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Jun 29 2020

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243 - 8 Rules for Picking the Right Sunscreen According to Science

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Does the SPF really matter? Should I go organic? What about the warnings on possible carcinogens in sunscreens? Is it better to avoid sunscreen altogether? Let's ask science!

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Jun 22 2020

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378 - Without Plate Tectonics, Earth Might Not Support Life

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The Earth's surface is made of large slabs called plates. They move faster than your fingernails grow, and life on Earth might not exist without them.

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Jun 15 2020

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377 - Did a Virus Make Us Mammals?

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Many viruses are like bad party guests—they show up uninvited and wreak havoc. But some viruses are more cooperative guests. A virus may have even made us mammals!

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Jun 08 2020

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376 - Has NASA Found a Parallel Universe?

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Did NASA really discover a parallel universe where time runs backward? It's not impossible! But we're still a long way from proving it.

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Jun 01 2020

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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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iTunes Ratings

189 Ratings
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Great way to integrate knowledge!

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