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Science Solved It

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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.

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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
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Great debunking podcast of mysteries that wer popular when I was growing up in the '70s

iTunes Ratings

260 Ratings
Average Ratings
209
30
7
6
8

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

Updated 3 days ago

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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
21 mins
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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?

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May 16 2017
18 mins
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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
18 mins
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Rank #4: 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
17 mins
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Rank #5: 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?

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May 30 2017
20 mins
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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
20 mins
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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
20 mins
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Rank #8: 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
12 mins
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Rank #9: 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
21 mins
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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
20 mins
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