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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: Will Ants Rescue Wounded Comrades?

    BrainStuff Classics: Will Ants Rescue Wounded Comrades?

    Spoiler alert: Yep! Well, sometimes. Learn how one African ant species nurses its wounded soldiers, yielding a surprising survival rate, in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/ants-rescue-treat-wounded-comrades.htm
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    • 5 min
    BrainStuff Classics: How Does Chinese Five Spice Work?

    BrainStuff Classics: How Does Chinese Five Spice Work?

    Chinese 5-spice powder can contain a lot of things (including more than five spices), but it's all rooted in ancient medicine and philosophy. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/chinese-five-spice-powder-tasty-and-not-necessarily-five-spices.htm
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    • 6 min
    How Far Can a Plane Glide Without Engines?

    How Far Can a Plane Glide Without Engines?

    It's rare that all of a plane's engines fail, but when they do, a pilot can still glide the aircraft to a safe landing. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/how-far-can-plane-go-no-engines.htm
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    • 7 min
    Why Are We So Obsessed with Owls?

    Why Are We So Obsessed with Owls?

    These nocturnal feathered predators have been capturing our imaginations for millennia. Learn about how owls work in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/owls.htm
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    • 8 min
    Why Is There a Semiconductor Shortage?

    Why Is There a Semiconductor Shortage?

    A shortage of microchips is driving up the cost of everything from consumer electronics to used cars. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/semiconductor-shortage-news.htm
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    • 10 min
    How Did Earth Gain a New Ocean?

    How Did Earth Gain a New Ocean?

    After much debate, the world officially has a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean, surrounding Antarctica. Learn about it in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/southern-ocean-news.htm
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    • 5 min

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Good show but…

I like this show because it’s short and informative. And since it’s short, I can just quickly listen to it. But the title usually has a question about a topic which usually piques my interest and makes me intrigued. But i’ve noticed they rarely answer the question in the title. They just talk about that particular topic.

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Awesome podcast!!

I love this podcast! I’m someone who loves learning and I feel so smart after each episode that I listen to 😁 I love how the episodes are so short and easy to fit into your day! Also, this podcast is great for all ages and for anyone wanting to learn something new and expand their knowledge of the world. Give it a listen! ;))

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To begin with, this podcast takes themes and explains them in a Progressive bias. So there's too much opinion and far less objectivism in their particular brand of explanations (which is why I nixed this podcast's parent "How Stuff Works"). Second, it's definetly a stuff, since, out of nowhere, I'll suddenly receive a whole month's worth of this "daily" podcast's episodes all at once, and that's also maddening; it's not so much as a pleasure to subscribe and listen to as a burden, so I'm out.

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