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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.

    How Did Edgar Allan Poe Work?

    How Did Edgar Allan Poe Work?

    Poe was a writer known for his eerie and mysterious stories, but his own life ended just as strangely. Learn about him in this special episode of BrainStuff, with a reading of his poem 'The Raven' in iHeart 3D, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/edgar-allan-poe.htm
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    • 17 min
    BrainStuff Classics: What If Cockroaches Went Extinct?

    BrainStuff Classics: What If Cockroaches Went Extinct?

    Being surprised by a roach in your kitchen (which is very clean, thank you) can be enough to wish the whole genus would just go away. Learn what the world would be like if it did in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-there-were-no-cockroaches.htm
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    • 4 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Can Losing Sleep Make You Gain Weight?

    BrainStuff Classics: Can Losing Sleep Make You Gain Weight?

    Research indicates that sleep is one of the many factors in how our bodies create, store, and burn fat. We explore in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/sleep-obesity.htm
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    • 6 min
    What Is 'Chutzpah'?

    What Is 'Chutzpah'?

    The Yiddish word 'chutzpah' has come to mean that someone has a lot of nerve, but in a way you respect. Learn the word's history and usage in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/chutzpah.htm
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    • 4 min
    Could We Ever Find Noah's Ark?

    Could We Ever Find Noah's Ark?

    The hunt for Noah's Ark is ongoing, probably futile, and always intriguing. Learn how researchers have tried to unravel the real history of this biblical myth in today's episode of BrainStuff, based on this episode: https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/hunt-noahs-ark-podcast.htm
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    • 6 min
    How Does the U.S. Secret Service Work?

    How Does the U.S. Secret Service Work?

    The United States Secret Service does a lot more than protect the president and other political bigwigs. Learn about its origins with the Treasury and other work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/secrets-about-secret-service.htm
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    • 8 min

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