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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

    383 - What Does Your Blood Type Mean? How Rare Is Yours?

    383 - What Does Your Blood Type Mean? How Rare Is Yours?

    Your blood type is one of the many things you inherit from your parents. But what does it mean, and how does it affect your medical care? Do you have a rare blood type?
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    318 - How Do Meteorologists Calculate "Feels Like" Temperature?

    318 - How Do Meteorologists Calculate "Feels Like" Temperature?

    Why are the actual temperature and the 'feels like' temperature sometimes so different? How do meteorologists know what the temperature will feel like near you? Everyday Einstein explains.
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    382 - Emotional, Irritated, Faking It—Why Do Humans Cry?

    382 - Emotional, Irritated, Faking It—Why Do Humans Cry?

    Humans seem to be the only animals who produce one of three different types of tears. Can you guess what it is? Let's look at the science behind crying.
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    381 - Wearing a Mask During Coronavirus—Separating Myths from Facts

    381 - Wearing a Mask During Coronavirus—Separating Myths from Facts

    We have scientific evidence that masks effectively and dramatically reduce the spread of COVID-19, yet myths about mask-wearing abound. Let's put them to rest and mask up!
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    380 - Can Nukes Actually Stop a Devastating Hurricane?

    380 - Can Nukes Actually Stop a Devastating Hurricane?

    Congress recently introduced a bill to prohibit the President from using weapons to alter weather patterns. But can you tame a hurricane by nuking it off the map?
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    379 - Is It Aliens? A Science Writer On UFOs and Her Visit to Area 51

    379 - Is It Aliens? A Science Writer On UFOs and Her Visit to Area 51

    Are aliens out there observing us? If they're not, why has the Pentagon released videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena?" What's going on at Area 51, anyhow?
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