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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.

    Do Other Animals Practice Social Distancing?

    Do Other Animals Practice Social Distancing?

    Practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of disease isn't just solid science -- it's an instinct in other mammals, like bats. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/social-distance-vampire-bats.htm
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    • 6 min
    Are Different Types of Salt Really That Different?

    Are Different Types of Salt Really That Different?

    Table salt, Kosher salt, sea salt, pink salt -- it may all be sodium chloride, but you can't always directly substitute one kind of salt for another in recipes. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff, based on these articles: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/difference-between-kosher-salt-table-salt.htm, https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/all-salt-is-not-same.htm
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    • 8 min
    How Can You Get Paid to Break Into Stuff?

    How Can You Get Paid to Break Into Stuff?

    Crime doesn't pay -- but penetration testing does. Learn why companies pay hackers to break into their networks and offices in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://computer.howstuffworks.com/hack-networks-security-news.htm
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    • 9 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Hounds Have Floppy Ears?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Hounds Have Floppy Ears?

    Sure, scent hounds' noses are powerful tools -- but their ears may be the secret to their success. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/why-do-scent-hounds-have-long-floppy-ears.htm
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    • 5 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Did Victorians Think Green Tea Causes Hallucinations?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Did Victorians Think Green Tea Causes Hallucinations?

    We attribute lots of potential health effects to green tea, but the Victorians had a strange one: they thought it caused hallucinations. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/does-green-tea-cause-hallucinations.htm
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    • 6 min
    How Does Iambic Pentameter Work?

    How Does Iambic Pentameter Work?

    Poets like Shakespeare have written extensively in a particular type of verse called iambic pentameter. Learn what it is and how to write in it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/literature/iambic-pentameter.htm
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    • 10 min

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