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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: Why Are Mass Shootings Happening in U.S. Schools?

    BrainStuff Classics: Why Are Mass Shootings Happening in U.S. Schools?

    Beyond the U.S. gun control debate, another question deserves examination: Why are schools so frequently the sites of mass gun violence in America? We explore the psychology and potential solutions in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://people.howstuffworks.com/why-do-school-shootings-keep-happening-in-us.htm

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    • 6 min
    How Has Grandma Gatewood Inspired Generations of Hikers?

    How Has Grandma Gatewood Inspired Generations of Hikers?

    At the age of 67, Emma Gatewood became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone in a single season. Learn her story in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/grandma-gatewood.htm

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    • 6 min
    Should You Turn the Air Conditioner Off While You're Out?

    Should You Turn the Air Conditioner Off While You're Out?

    Turning your AC's temperature setting up a few degrees can save a lot of money, but turning the unit off isn't usually necessary. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://home.howstuffworks.com/green-living/should-turn-ac-up.htm

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    • 5 min
    What Did People Feed Babies Before Formula?

    What Did People Feed Babies Before Formula?

    Infant formula mimicking breastmilk was only invented in the past 150 years, but babies have been hungry forever. Learn what caregivers used to do when breastmilk was unavailable in this episode of BrainStuff: https://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/baby-health/infant-health/infant-formula-history.htm

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    • 8 min
    How Did the Mona Lisa Get So Popular?

    How Did the Mona Lisa Get So Popular?

    Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is a technical masterpiece, but the portrait wasn't famous until centuries after its creation. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/artwork/mona-lisa.htm

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    • 5 min
    How Do Magpies Work?

    How Do Magpies Work?

    Magpies, though sometimes maligned, are fascinating birds that can recognize themselves in mirrors and have funerary practices. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/magpie.htm

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    • 6 min

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