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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.

    How Can You Stop an Opioid Overdose?

    How Can You Stop an Opioid Overdose?

    Opioid drugs (like fentanyl) can cause death due to overdose -- but there is an antidote to opioid overdose, and it's easy and safe to administer. Learn how naloxone (including brands Narcan and Evzio) works in this episode of BrainStuff.
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    • 7 min
    Are Pentagon-Confirmed UFOs a Threat to National Security?

    Are Pentagon-Confirmed UFOs a Threat to National Security?

    The U.S. military has been collecting reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) for years. Learn what the public knows about them so far in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/space/aliens-ufos/ufos-news.htm
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    • 9 min
    Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic?

    Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic?

    One of the problems with plastic trash ending up in our oceans is that some seabirds will eat it. But why? Learn what researchers have found in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/theres-a-stinky-reason-seabirds-eat-plastic.htm
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    • 4 min
    Have the Olympic Games Ever Been Canceled?

    Have the Olympic Games Ever Been Canceled?

    The 2020 Olympic games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as of yet they haven't been canceled. Learn when the Olympics were canceled in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/olympics-skipped.htm
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    • 7 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

    By 2050, half the world will be nearsighted. Researchers tracking this eye condition (also called myopia) have a few hypotheses about why it's happening. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/eye/half-the-world-will-be-nearsighted-2050.htm
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    • 5 min
    BrainStuff Classics: Could Platypus Milk Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Disease?

    BrainStuff Classics: Could Platypus Milk Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Disease?

    For everything that's weird and wondrous about the platypus, we probably shouldn't be surprised that its milk may help save countless lives, but here we are. Learn how in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/platypus-milk-best-hope-against-post-antibiotic-future.htm
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    • 5 min

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