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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: 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
    ‘Alalā: The Disappearance of the Hawaiian Crow

    ‘Alalā: The Disappearance of the Hawaiian Crow

    They’re endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and found nowhere else in the world. We’re exploring how the introduction of cats, dogs, rats, and mongooses contributed to the population decline of a bird revered in Hawaiian culture—the ‘Alalā! President and CEO Paul Baribault joins the show as we learn about how San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and its partners are working to protect and breed this endangered bird so populations can fly through their home forests once again.

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    • 11 min
    How Powerful Are Magnetars?

    How Powerful Are Magnetars?

    When some massive stars go supernova, they then collapse into magnetars -- the most powerful magnetic objects in the known universe. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/magnetars.htm
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    • 7 min
    Can the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Be Saved?

    Can the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Be Saved?

    Around ten of the world's smallest porpoise, the vaquita, are alive today -- but researchers think they can be brought back from the brink of extinction. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/vaquita.htm
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    • 8 min
    Can Carrots Really Turn Your Skin Orange?

    Can Carrots Really Turn Your Skin Orange?

    It would take a LOT of carrots (or other veg pigmented with carotenoids), but yes, the color from carrots can build up in your skin. Learn how carotenemia works in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/carotenosis.htm
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

TechSavvy209 ,

Pretty interesting

I like the topics and the short, digestible pod lengths. My only issue is that I don't like the host's reading voice. I wish it wasn't a reading voice.

Memetic ,

Gotta have!

I love these 'petite podcasts'. Perfect for when you're in a hurry and only have time for a bite of food for thought.

Gabor the Blind Guy ,

Educational

I have been listening to this podcast for several years and have really enjoyed it. Yes on occasion there is an episode that I’m not interested in, but I simply move on to the next episode and don’t make a big deal out of it like some of the other reviewers on here. For those complaining that Lauren talks too fast/slow you can always adjust the playback speed in your podcast app. The only issue I have with this podcast is it’s supposed to be a daily podcast, yet they will go over a month at times without releasing a new episode, then all of a sudden release like 25 episodes all on the same day. This is kind of annoying because I feel like I have to play “catch up“. I’d rather they just release one episode a day like they used to, instead of dumping an entire months worth of episodes on us all at once.

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