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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. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

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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. Rights of Albert Einstein are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

    397 - The Devastating Collapse of the Arecibo Telescope

    397 - The Devastating Collapse of the Arecibo Telescope

    The Arecibo Telescope, featured in movies like "Contact" and "Goldeneye," collapsed in early December 2020 after 57 years of observing the universe. Here's what the telescope accomplished, and why its loss is a devastating blow to science.
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    238 - When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

    238 - When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

    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? 
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    305 - Does CBD Oil Work?

    305 - Does CBD Oil Work?

    What is CBD oil? What does science have to say about the extract's proposed health benefits? 
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    396 - Wait a Minute! How Am I Still Getting Sick on Lockdown?

    396 - Wait a Minute! How Am I Still Getting Sick on Lockdown?

    You've isolated at home for months because of the pandemic, so why are you suddenly sick? Here are a few scientific reasons why you can get sick even on lockdown.
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    395 - How to Conceive a Boy or a Girl (According to Science)

    395 - How to Conceive a Boy or a Girl (According to Science)

    Is there a way to predetermine your baby's biological sex and conceive a girl or a boy? Here's what science has to say about things like genetics, timing, diet, and even adrenaline.
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    394 - Can Anything Go Faster Than the Speed of Light?

    394 - Can Anything Go Faster Than the Speed of Light?

    Light is the fastest moving thing we know of, but just how fast is it? Has science attempted to break the light speed record, and have we been successful?
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