75 episodes

Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

Unexplainable Vox

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

    The math problem that could break the internet

    The math problem that could break the internet

    Today's internet is built on a series of locks and keys that protect your private information as it travels through cyberspace. But could all these locks be broken?
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    • 38 min
    Jumping the gun

    Jumping the gun

    At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, sprinter TyNia Gaither was disqualified for false starting ... after the gun went off. Officials said she started faster than humanly possible. How can that be?
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 33 min
    An Alzheimer's uproar

    An Alzheimer's uproar

    This past July, a bombshell report in Science magazine suggested that a key Alzheimer’s study might have contained manipulated evidence. What does this mean for over a decade's worth of research? And where does the field go from here?
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 37 min
    Salamander search party

    Salamander search party

    One of the world’s most biodiverse aquifers is full of strange, blind creatures that have evolved in isolation for millions of years. But one is missing.
    This episode was reported by Benji Jones and Mandy Nguyen, who produced the episode. Editing from Meradith Hoddinott, Katherine Wells, Brian Resnick, and Noam Hassenfeld, who scored the episode. Mixing and sound design from Cristian Ayala. Fact-checking from Richard Sima.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 28 min
    What did dinosaurs sound like?

    What did dinosaurs sound like?

    They probably didn’t roar like lions. Their real voices were likely much, much weirder. We asked scientists to help us recreate these strange, extinct sounds.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 39 min
    Can ovaries make new eggs?

    Can ovaries make new eggs?

    There's an old story scientists tell about human ovaries: that they are ticking clocks that only lose eggs, never gain them. Now that story might be changing, opening the door to new treatments for infertility and menopause.
    For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Hardinherp ,

Salamanders

The salamander episode was excellent. Thank you.

ecthroi ,

Exceptional

Always interesting and intriguing, a rarity these days. Keep it up!

NeverBeforeNoon ,

Curiosity + wonder seekers! Look no further

Great story telling for this of us seeking wonder and love science and math. I would listen daily if I could! Love this podcast.

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