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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: Is WiFi Safe?

    BrainStuff Classics: Is WiFi Safe?

    You may have heard rumors that wireless internet is a health hazard, but, spoiler alert: It's probably just fine. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 6 min
    BrainStuff Classics: How Do Car Horns Work?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Do Car Horns Work?

    Car horns are both important safety feature and an instrument of rage. Learn the physics behind the honk in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 5 min
    How Did Indigo Help Start America's Slave Trade?

    How Did Indigo Help Start America's Slave Trade?

    Crops like sugar and cotton are notoriously tied to slavery in the U.S. (and around the world), but indigo deserves infamy, too. Learn the dark history of this natural dye in today's episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 7 min
    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

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