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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.

    BrainStuff Classics: What Is the Birthday Paradox?

    BrainStuff Classics: What Is the Birthday Paradox?

    The so-called Birthday Paradox isn't a true paradox -- it's a fascinating example of how bad humans are at off-the-cuff probability. Learn what the Birthday Paradox is and how it works in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 4 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do We Get Morning Breath?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do We Get Morning Breath?

    Our breath can smell bad for a number of reasons, but it tends to be worse first thing in the morning. Learn why in this classic episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 4 min
    Does Chocolate Give You a Happy High?

    Does Chocolate Give You a Happy High?

    Many humans enjoy eating chocolate -- but is it because of the taste, or because of compounds in the candy that simulate happiness in our brains? Learn about how chocolate affects us in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 7 min
    Why Do Cats Knead?

    Why Do Cats Knead?

    Cats seem to love kneading at soft things with their front paws -- but why do they do it? Learn about this (sometimes very pointy) behavior in today's episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 4 min
    What Is Balut, and How Do You Eat It?

    What Is Balut, and How Do You Eat It?

    Balut is a street food delicacy found in Southeastern Asia -- and around the world. Learn about this eggy treat in today's episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 6 min
    Are Single-Use Plastics Really That Bad?

    Are Single-Use Plastics Really That Bad?

    Single-use plastics are plastics made to be thrown away after one use. Learn why they're so damaging and how we can do better in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

Ironwater01 ,

Great Info for Speed Listening

I want to love this podcast. I find the topics so interesting, and I keep trying. Yet the host speaks so fast that it brings on my anxiety, and I am often still processing one sentence while the next sentence is almost complete.

twentyone0eight ,

C’mon guys

Gamma rays can pass through matter because they have no mass? What is this nonsense? If they don’t interact with matter then what’s the danger?

If the researchers don’t have a good grasp of the technical details, better to shy away from them.

kiwiholden ,

No more fiction

Hawaiian fictional folklore has no place on a Science podcast

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