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BrainStuff

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Science & Medicine
Technology
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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Thanks for slowing your voice down

By love car parking simulator😀😀 - Jul 09 2019
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I used to be annoyed at the speed of speech, but I can tell you have Improved! :)

Stimulating

By Gregory Halverson - Jun 14 2019
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I love Lauren's explanations!

iTunes Ratings

1034 Ratings
Average Ratings
557
222
116
66
73

Thanks for slowing your voice down

By love car parking simulator😀😀 - Jul 09 2019
Read more
I used to be annoyed at the speed of speech, but I can tell you have Improved! :)

Stimulating

By Gregory Halverson - Jun 14 2019
Read more
I love Lauren's explanations!
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BrainStuff

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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
5 mins
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Rank #2: 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
3 mins
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Rank #3: 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
5 mins
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Rank #4: 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
5 mins
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Rank #5: 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
5 mins
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Rank #6: 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
4 mins
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Rank #7: 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
3 mins
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Rank #8: 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
4 mins
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Rank #9: 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
4 mins
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Rank #10: 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
3 mins
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Rank #11: Could Neanderthals Laugh?

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Neanderthals were more like us than we previously thought, but could they laugh? Learn why researchers think they could in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Dec 11 2018
4 mins
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Rank #12: 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
3 mins
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Rank #13: Does CBD Oil Really Work?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, derived from cannabis, is being touted as a treatment for everything from migraines to insomnia. But how effective is it? Learn what research has (and hasn't) shown in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Nov 05 2018
8 mins
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Rank #14: How Do Blue Whales Work?

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The blue whale is the largest known animal to ever grace the planet -- they may be twice as big as Megalodon was! Learn what science knows (and doesn't know) about blue whales in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Aug 08 2019
9 mins
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Rank #15: 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
5 mins
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Rank #16: Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

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Will coffee really stunt your growth? Or give you heart problems? What about your teeth? Learn the truth behind common myths about that cuppa joe in this episode of BrainStuff.

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May 24 2018
6 mins
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Rank #17: Should You Be Squatting More?

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Short answer: Yeah, probably. Most Westerners have traded squatting for sitting and standing, to the detriment of our backs and joints. Learn the benefits of a good squat -- and how you can incorporate them into your day -- in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Feb 19 2019
5 mins
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Rank #18: Did the Genes for Light Skin Colors Evolve in Europe?

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A widescale genetic survey has shown that despite common misconceptions, race really is only skin deep. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Jan 08 2018
5 mins
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Rank #19: Can People Be Allergic to Water?

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OK, it's not technically an allergy, but yes: People can have extreme skin reactions to water. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Feb 09 2018
3 mins
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Rank #20: BrainStuff Classics: How Does Aspirin Work?

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How does aspirin target your pain? The plants that aspirin were derived from have been used as medicine for about 6000 years, we finally discovered how it works in 1971, and we explain it in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Aug 05 2018
6 mins
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