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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.

    What's the History of the Tooth Fairy?

    What's the History of the Tooth Fairy?

    Throughout history, different cultures have had all kinds of ceremonies surrounding the loss of a first baby tooth. Learn where the Tooth Fairy fits in in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 8 min
    How Do Scientists Know What's Inside Dinosaur Eggs?

    How Do Scientists Know What's Inside Dinosaur Eggs?

    For dinosaur eggs to have survived until now, they must have fossilized -- which makes cracking them open to see what's inside a difficult prospect. Learn how researchers tackle it (and when they don't have to) in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 6 min
    Are Humans Built to Drink Milk as Adults?

    Are Humans Built to Drink Milk as Adults?

    Lactose intolerance is rare in the U.S., but worldwide it's way more common. Learn what causes this and how researchers explain the divide in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 5 min
    What Do People Get Wrong About Rosa Parks?

    What Do People Get Wrong About Rosa Parks?

    Though we've all heard about how Rosa Parks' small act of resistance on a Montgomery bus sparked a boycott that spurred the civil rights movement, a lot of us get the details wrong. Learn the real story of Rosa Parks in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 8 min
    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

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