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Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

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    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

    How scientists are searching for aliens

    How scientists are searching for aliens

    They’re not looking for UFOs or decoding government secrets. They’re doing something much simpler.
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    • 16 min
    A universal virus-killer?

    A universal virus-killer?

    Airborne diseases kill millions of people a year, despite available antibiotics and vaccines. But scientists think there might be another solution to fighting these diseases, one that harnesses the power of light.
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    • 24 min
    Why do we cry?

    Why do we cry?

    Humans seem to be the only animals that cry from emotion. This Valentine’s Day, we’re wondering: What makes our tears so special? (Updated from 2022)
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    • 24 min
    Should you quit Diet Coke?

    Should you quit Diet Coke?

    Safety questions have haunted aspartame — the no-calorie sweetener used in many diet soft drinks and other low-calorie products — since its invention. Some answers exist, but should we trust them if they were influenced by the beverage industry?
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    • 25 min
    The case for cursing

    The case for cursing

    Can swearing make you stronger?
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    • 27 min
    The math problem that could break the internet

    The math problem that could break the internet

    Today's internet is built on a series of locks and keys that protect your private information as it travels through cyberspace. But could all these locks be broken? (Updated from 2022)
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

tom50n ,

Great podcast

Good production. radiolabish

santiagouribe ,

Good content. Terrible host

The content is entertaining, interesting and engaging but the host Noah guy is so blasè and uninterested with his co-host/guests. Like he rather be somewhere else. He thinks he’s better than the others ?

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