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

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Rank #3 in Astronomy category

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Astronomy
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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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164 Ratings
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88
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Fun listening!

By Mickeyb33 - May 28 2019
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Great way to integrate knowledge!

Great !

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Great for information and fun to share

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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.

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.

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Jan 21 2019

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229 EE Women in Science: Hidden Figure Katherine Johnson, NASA's Human Computer

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In honor of International Women’s Day this week, let’s highlight the work of Katherine Johnson, math teacher, NASA human computer, and inspiration for Margot Lee Shetterly’s recent book and the feature film, Hidden Figures. What does it mean to be a “human computer” for NASA? How are launch dates and flight paths for spacecraft determined? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mpxgQF

Mar 06 2017

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305 - Does CBD Oil Work? The Science Behind Cannabidiol

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What is CBD oil? What does science have to say about the extract's proposed health benefits?

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Oct 15 2018

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336 - Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

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Get to know the International Space Station (ISS). How big is it? Who uses it? Can we see it from here on Earth?

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Jul 15 2019

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347- Can Science Explain Deja Vu?

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Most of us experience deja vu—when new events feel eerily familiar. Can science explain why?

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Oct 14 2019

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219 EE What Does 'Mercury in Retrograde' Mean?

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Are the motions of the planets to blame for bad luck here on Earth? EE explains what it means for Mercury to be in retrograde. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hHiLsf

Dec 19 2016

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195 - The Health Benefits of Coffee

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How does drinking coffee help your body and your brain? Are there differences to the health benefits of coffee versus espresso? EE discusses the science behind a good cup of joe. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/28Rt0WX

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Apr 29 2019

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BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

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Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world—one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! is out NOW—find it in your favorite podcast app.

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May 17 2019

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300 - Mindfulness: The Science Behind the Practice

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The practice of mindfulness is everywhere. Business leaders, professional athletes, mental health professionals, and, of course, your neighbor down the street, are all discussing how being mindful can improve our mental state and general well-being. So what is mindfulness? And what does the research have to say about its ability to better our lives?

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Aug 31 2018

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327 - How Does Wind Energy Work?

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How do wind turbines convert wind into electricity? And can living near one really affect your health? Everyday Einstein explains.

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Apr 19 2019

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342 - Why Does Sugar Taste So Good?

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Why does sugar taste so good if excessive amounts of it are so bad for us? Put down that jelly donut and learn the evolutionary science behind why sugar makes us salivate.

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Sep 02 2019

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238 - When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

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Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise? EE explores when our intelligence peaks.

Sep 24 2018

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339 - What is Chernobyl Like Today?

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A ferris wheel stopped for eternity, abandoned toys and school books, empty gymnasiums and swimming pools with peeling paint—eerie images from the site of the nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later. What is Chernobyl like today?

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Aug 12 2019

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283 - What's It Take to Get to Pluto? A Q&A with David Grinspoon

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Author and astrobiologist David Grinspoon describes some of the stories that make up his new book on NASA's epic first mission to Pluto.

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Apr 29 2018

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286 - 5 Important Facts You Should Know About Ticks

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Here are five important facts summarizing what you should know to protect yourself against ticks, from the startling rise in tick-borne diseases to the state of vaccinations. 

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Jun 17 2019

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224 EE 5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. Science

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EE discusses the lives and work of just 5 immigrant and refugee scientists who have left their mark on US science. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kIqKqu

Jan 30 2017

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256 - How Much Does My Dog Understand?

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Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand? Everyday Einstein explores the research behind our dogs' vocabulary, memory, and capacity for love.

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Feb 25 2019

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306 - 6 Possible Scientific Reasons for Ghosts

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Many people believe in ghosts, but could there be scientific explanations for some of our paranormal experiences? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/6-possible-scientific-reasons-for-ghosts 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

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Oct 29 2018

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348 - How Can You Tell If You Have Perfect Pitch?

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Some famous musicians—from Mariah Carey to Jimi Hendrix—have a gift known as perfect pitch. What is it? Could you have it, too?

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Oct 21 2019

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221 EE What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

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Fast radio bursts have only been known to exist for a decade and astronomers are still trying to unlock the mysteries of their origins. EE discusses a huge breakthrough in FRB science. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2j2PHJT

Jan 09 2017

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354 - Have Scientists Discovered a Fifth Force?

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Scientists may have discovered a fifth fundamental force of nature. But it's an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence. What does it all mean?

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Dec 02 2019

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353 - Can You Still Get the Plague?

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The bacteria responsible for the Black Death is still around, and there's no vaccine. Should you be worried about the disease that decimated European populations in the Middle Ages?

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Nov 25 2019

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352 - Can Science Explain Our Obsession With Pumpkin Spice?

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When fall arrives, so do all things pumpkin spice. But why do we crave it? Turns out there are biological and psychological reasons behind our obsession.

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Nov 18 2019

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351 - What's in the Mariana Trench?

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The Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean is so deep your bones would literally dissolve. What's down there in its black, crushing depths?

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Nov 11 2019

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350 - What's the Science Behind Why We Hiccup?

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Lots of things seem to trigger the involuntary reflex known as the hiccups, but does science understand why that reflex happens in the first place?

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Nov 04 2019

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349 - 5 Real-Life Monsters to Fuel Your Nightmares

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Monsters aren't just the stuff of Hollywood horror movies. Here are five "creeptacular" examples of monsters living among us.

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Oct 28 2019

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348 - How Can You Tell If You Have Perfect Pitch?

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Some famous musicians—from Mariah Carey to Jimi Hendrix—have a gift known as perfect pitch. What is it? Could you have it, too?

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Oct 21 2019

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347- Can Science Explain Deja Vu?

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Most of us experience deja vu—when new events feel eerily familiar. Can science explain why?

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Oct 14 2019

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346 - Is Vaping Dangerous? Here's What Science Says So Far

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People often consider vaping a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, but recent deaths and lung injuries may say otherwise.

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Oct 07 2019

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264 - Do Essential Oils Work?

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Essential oils are a $1 billion industry. Does this popularity mean they are effective? What does the scientific research have to say about essential oils? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/do-essential-oils-work 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

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Sep 30 2019

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345 - Is it too late to stop climate change?

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It's a fact: our planet is warming—fast. Can we put the brakes on global warming, or is it too late to stop climate change from causing devastation?

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Sep 23 2019

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344 - How Deep is the Deepest Hole in the World?

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There's a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What's it for? And why is the internet Googling "Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?"

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Sep 14 2019

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343 - Why do we laugh?

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We laugh even before we can speak, but why? Science has some answers to the mystery of human laughter, and some of them might surprise you.

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Sep 09 2019

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342 - Why Does Sugar Taste So Good?

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Why does sugar taste so good if excessive amounts of it are so bad for us? Put down that jelly donut and learn the evolutionary science behind why sugar makes us salivate.

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Sep 02 2019

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341 - The Amazon is on fire. What can we do?

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The Amazon rainforest—the "lungs of the planet"—is burning. The devastation can be seen from space. Here's why it matters and what you can do to help.

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Aug 26 2019

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340 - What Do Cashews, Mangos, and Poison Ivy Have in Common?

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It itches, it oozes, it drives you crazy! Here are all the surprising ways you can end up getting a poison-ivy-like reaction and how to avoid them.

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Aug 19 2019

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339 - What is Chernobyl Like Today?

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A ferris wheel stopped for eternity, abandoned toys and school books, empty gymnasiums and swimming pools with peeling paint—eerie images from the site of the nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later. What is Chernobyl like today?

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Aug 12 2019

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338 - Microplastics Are Everywhere. Are They Harmful?

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Microplastics are everywhere. They've made their way into our food and water supply. There's no doubt we're ingesting them. Are they harmful?

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Aug 05 2019

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280 - Can We Predict Earthquakes At All?

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If we can predict hurricanes, floods, and tornados, although to differing degrees of reliability, why don’t we know when the next “big one” is going to happen when it come to earthquakes?

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Jul 29 2019

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337 - How an Idea Becomes a Published Scientific Paper

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How do you go from an idea to a scientific paper? Everyday Einstein interviews exoplanetary scientist Moiya McTier to learn about whether planets only form around certain kinds of stars and why we should trust scientific papers.

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Jul 22 2019

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