Rank #1: Dreams: The science of a sleeping brain
Rank #2: Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!
We’re asking you to decide which animal reigns supreme. Is it the eight-armed, three hearted, shape-shifting octopus? Or the speed-swimming, echolocating, super-jumping dolphin?
Listen along as Marc argues for #TeamOctopus and Sanden fights for #TeamDolphin. We’ll learn amazing facts about both sides along the way.
Which side are you on? Vote here!
Plus an aquatic Mystery Sound, some deep-sea stand up comedy and a Moment of Um answering why flamingos are pink featuring Flora Lichtman from Gimlet Media’s Every Little Thing.
You can also share your opinions and your drawings of dolphins and octopuses in the workplace by emailing them to hello at brainson dot org.
Can’t wait to see your drawings and hear your thoughts!
Rank #3: Deep Sea vs. Outer Space
Rank #4: Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass
Rank #5: Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?
Rank #6: Flush! Where does our poo and pee go?
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Rank #7: Thinkin stinkin: Why we smell
Rank #8: What makes gross things gross?
Rank #9: Animal farts: A mighty wind
Rank #10: Brains On! + The Story Pirates: What makes fun things fun?
Still want more fun? Head over to the Story Pirates to hear more (plus the punchline to a Brains On joke) - apple.co/2wwlgDE
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Rank #11: Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt
Rank #12: Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?
Rank #13: Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose
Rank #14: Ants: Who's in charge here?
Rank #15: How do volcanoes erupt?
Rank #16: Do dogs know they're dogs?
In this episode, canine cognition researcher Alexandra Horowitz helps us puzzle out this question. We’ll also find out what happens (or doesn’t) when a dog looks in the mirror. Dogs are always dozing, and we’ll check in to see if they are dreaming too. And, we take a quick trip around the world in the language of barks.
All that, plus a brand new Mystery Sound and moon-filled Moment of Um!
Today’s episode is sponsored by Ozobot (ozobot.com/brains), KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), and the book Horse Meets Dog. You can support Brains On with a contribution at brainson.org/donate
Rank #17: How does GPS know where you are?
Rank #18: What makes paint stick?
Rank #19: Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?
Rank #20: Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)
Today: Wings out, eyes wide -- we’re swooping in on a battle between a perfect pair of creatures of the night. Which is cooler: Bats? Or owls? We’re going to hear lots of facts and feelings from our debaters: Brandi Brown and Katie McVay. Who will be chosen the Smash Boom Best? Listen to hear what our judge decides and then head over to smashboom.org to share your opinion with us! And subscribe to Smash Boom Best wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of this season's debates.