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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: How Do Boogers Form?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Do Boogers Form?

    Snot is a crucial part of our immune system, and boogers are a byproduct of that system. Learn how they form (plus, why eating them might be advantageous) in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/nose-throat/boogers-form-in-nose.htm
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    • 4 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Some Sea Turtles Hatching Almost All Female?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Some Sea Turtles Hatching Almost All Female?

    A sea turtle's sex is determined by the temperature where it hatches, and the Great Barrier Reef is warmer than ever before. Learn what this could mean in today's classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/sea-turtles-great-barrier-reef-turning-99-percent-female.htm
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    • 4 min
    Why Do Most People Have 46 Chromosomes?

    Why Do Most People Have 46 Chromosomes?

    Chromosomes contain the DNA that codes our very existence, and most people have 23 pairs. Learn how they work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/23-pairs-chromosomes.htm
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    • 7 min
    What Was the Great Moon Hoax of 1835?

    What Was the Great Moon Hoax of 1835?

    In the early 1800s, a set of newspaper articles had people across America believing a civilization had been found on the moon. Learn how it happened in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/ridiculous-history-the-great-moon-hoax-1835.htm
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    • 5 min
    How Do Capybaras Work?

    How Do Capybaras Work?

    This characteristically chill, friendly animal is the largest rodent in the world. Learn more about the capybara in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/capybara.htm
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    • 5 min
    How Does Tabasco Sauce Work?

    How Does Tabasco Sauce Work?

    Tabasco brand hot sauce is the most popular in the U.S., and it's been made pretty much the same way for 150 years. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tabasco-sauce-red-stick.htm
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    • 4 min

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Please come back (and check pronunciation)!

I enjoy this podcast for its range of topics in short bites I can listen to each morning.

Where did it go in March 2021?

Please, Lauren Vogelbaum, check your pronunciation. Emphasis on wrong syllables, nonstandard vowel sounds, etc. undermine the authority of your claims, which may feed into some of the dissatisfaction I read in other comments.

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To many ads

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Good content but difficult to listen to

The host uses a very strange cadence when she talks that I find extremely annoying. Reminds me of Captain Kirk on Star Trek, but worse. Her voice is fine, and I just wish she would talk normally! I generally get too frustrated after a single episode and have to take a break.

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