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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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    • 4.0 • 1.6K Ratings

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.

    Is It Safe to Eat Raw Oysters During Any Month?

    Is It Safe to Eat Raw Oysters During Any Month?

    You may have heard that you shouldn't eat oysters in any month without the letter R in its name. Learn where this idea came from -- and why it's not true anymore -- in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/food-nutrition/raw-oysters-are-safe-to-eat-every-month-year.htm
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    • 4 min
    How Do Space Bathrooms Work?

    How Do Space Bathrooms Work?

    Using the bathroom in near-zero gravity is exactly as tricky as it sounds. Learn how space bathrooms have worked (and sometimes not worked) in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/10-moments-space-bathrooms.htm
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    • 7 min
    How Do Bald Eagles Work?

    How Do Bald Eagles Work?

    These large, intelligent North American birds weren't everyone's first choice for a United States icon. Learn more about bald eagles in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/bald-eagles.htm
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    • 7 min
    Why Do Music and Art Move Us?

    Why Do Music and Art Move Us?

    It seems miraculous that art can be so moving, but there are several scientific theories about it. Learn what we know (and what we don't) in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/music-and-art-move-us.htm/printable
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    • 6 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Are the Dare Stones Forgeries or the Key to the Roanoke Mystery?

    BrainStuff Classics: Are the Dare Stones Forgeries or the Key to the Roanoke Mystery?

    In the 1930s, stones surfaced that might explain what happened to the settlers of the lost colony of Roanoke. Learn their story -- plus how modern science might help determine whether they're real -- in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/dare-stones-forgery-or-key-to-lost-colony-roanoke-mystery.htm
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    • 6 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Bruises Change Color?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Do Bruises Change Color?

    Bruises can turn a rainbow of colors before they heal -- but why? Learn the science behind color-changing contusions in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/health-factors/why-do-bruises-change-colors-as-heal.htm
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Hullo08 ,

Nice quick bits of information! However…

This podcast is a good listen to anyone who wants an information packed podcast in under 10 minutes.

However, the ads have gotten more frequent and longer over the years and really take away from the otherwise information packed episodes.

The bottom line:
if you like info packed nuggets of a podcast and don’t mind the frequent ads, this is for you. If you hold a grudge against advertisements, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Johnson_m ,

Ads are longer than the episode

Unlistenable due to ads.

innov8n ,

Too many ads & irritating voice

I used to love this podcast. Now it’s 2 mins of ads to get to 2 mins of content. It makes listening to episodes back to back impossible due to the aggravation. Also the old host’s voice was nice. The new one puts an “uh” at the beginning of every word. I hate to criticize someone’s tick but it quickly gets very distracting.

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