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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: Do Animals Laugh?

    BrainStuff Classics: Do Animals Laugh?

    It’s no secret that some animal species are highly intelligent – but can they “get” jokes? Can they laugh? Are laughter and intelligence even related? Learn about animal laughter in this classic episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 4 min
    How Will a New Solar Orbiter Teach Us About the Sun?

    How Will a New Solar Orbiter Teach Us About the Sun?

    A recently launched spacecraft called the Solar Orbiter, or SolO, is en route to the sun to capture images from angles we've never achieved before. Learn how this will help us learn new things about our star in today's episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 5 min
    How Will Food Banks Meet Demand Related to COVID-19?

    How Will Food Banks Meet Demand Related to COVID-19?

    Food banks and pantries, community kitchens, and the like help feed millions -- but many more may need help during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Learn what these organizations are doing to keep up (and keep safe) in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 8 min
    Why Are Fruit Flies Science Superstars?

    Why Are Fruit Flies Science Superstars?

    Fruit flies are pests in our kitchens but glorious in genetics labs. Learn why -- and why they're not dangerous, even if they're annoying -- in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 6 min
    Can You Start Your Own Bank?

    Can You Start Your Own Bank?

    The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world where anyone with the funds, plan, and motivation can start their own bank. Learn how the process works in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 6 min
    Do You Have an Inner Monologue?

    Do You Have an Inner Monologue?

    It's hard to imagine other people's inner thoughts -- but we may be just as hard-pressed to explain our own. Learn how researchers have studied inner monologues and other modes of thought in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 7 min

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