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BrainStuff

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BrainStuff
BrainStuff

BrainStuff

iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks

995
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3.9K
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

BrainStuff Classics: How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

This is a more complicated question than it seems because oceans definitely get in the way, but there are a few ways to attempt to walk around the entire globe -- and a few people who have tried. Learn about them in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN21 h ago
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BrainStuff Classics: How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

BrainStuff Classics: Does the Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years?

Short answer: Nope! Learn how long it really takes, plus how nuclear weapons helped scientists find the answer, in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN1 d ago
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BrainStuff Classics: Does the Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years?

Why Are Macadamia Nuts So Expensive?

Macadamias are delicious and nutritious in small servings, but they're also the most expensive nuts in the world. Learn what they are and how they're grown in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

7 MIN2 d ago
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Why Are Macadamia Nuts So Expensive?

Why Do Bees Beard?

Honeybees can heat and cool their hives to keep the temperature comfortable. Learn about one method -- bearding -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5 MIN3 d ago
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Why Do Bees Beard?

How Can a Sea Slug Use Solar Power?

Researchers have found a sea slug that incorporates pieces of algae cells into its body to live off of photosynthesis. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN4 d ago
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How Can a Sea Slug Use Solar Power?

Will There Always Be a North Star?

The star Polaris, when viewed in the Northern Hemisphere, points you almost due north. Learn how it's aided navigators for centuries, but why it won't always do so, in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

6 MIN5 d ago
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Will There Always Be a North Star?

How Did a Mad King Design Disney's Castle?

Walt Disney based Sleeping Beauty's castle -- the centerpiece of Disneyland and the Disney logo -- on a real castle in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. Learn about Neuschwanstein Castle's strange and tragic history in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN6 d ago
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How Did a Mad King Design Disney's Castle?

Do You Or Your Dishwasher Get Dishes Cleaner?

OK, this one is no contest: Your dishwasher can get dishes cleaner, but that doesn't necessarily mean that using one is healthier. Learn about the science behind the suds in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN1 w ago
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Do You Or Your Dishwasher Get Dishes Cleaner?

How Does Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Work?

Thousands of participants and millions of viewers turn out every year for the spectacle that is the Macy's Parade. Learn its history and what goes into running it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

7 MIN1 w ago
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How Does Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Work?

Would Turkey Be So Popular Without Thanksgiving?

Americans eat a LOT of turkey around the winter holidays, but why? Learn about turkey's festive history and when we eat the most of it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5 MIN1 w ago
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Would Turkey Be So Popular Without Thanksgiving?

Latest Episodes

BrainStuff Classics: How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

This is a more complicated question than it seems because oceans definitely get in the way, but there are a few ways to attempt to walk around the entire globe -- and a few people who have tried. Learn about them in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN21 h ago
Comments
BrainStuff Classics: How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

BrainStuff Classics: Does the Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years?

Short answer: Nope! Learn how long it really takes, plus how nuclear weapons helped scientists find the answer, in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
BrainStuff Classics: Does the Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years?

Why Are Macadamia Nuts So Expensive?

Macadamias are delicious and nutritious in small servings, but they're also the most expensive nuts in the world. Learn what they are and how they're grown in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

7 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Why Are Macadamia Nuts So Expensive?

Why Do Bees Beard?

Honeybees can heat and cool their hives to keep the temperature comfortable. Learn about one method -- bearding -- in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Why Do Bees Beard?

How Can a Sea Slug Use Solar Power?

Researchers have found a sea slug that incorporates pieces of algae cells into its body to live off of photosynthesis. Learn more about it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
How Can a Sea Slug Use Solar Power?

Will There Always Be a North Star?

The star Polaris, when viewed in the Northern Hemisphere, points you almost due north. Learn how it's aided navigators for centuries, but why it won't always do so, in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Will There Always Be a North Star?

How Did a Mad King Design Disney's Castle?

Walt Disney based Sleeping Beauty's castle -- the centerpiece of Disneyland and the Disney logo -- on a real castle in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. Learn about Neuschwanstein Castle's strange and tragic history in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How Did a Mad King Design Disney's Castle?

Do You Or Your Dishwasher Get Dishes Cleaner?

OK, this one is no contest: Your dishwasher can get dishes cleaner, but that doesn't necessarily mean that using one is healthier. Learn about the science behind the suds in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Do You Or Your Dishwasher Get Dishes Cleaner?

How Does Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Work?

Thousands of participants and millions of viewers turn out every year for the spectacle that is the Macy's Parade. Learn its history and what goes into running it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Does Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Work?

Would Turkey Be So Popular Without Thanksgiving?

Americans eat a LOT of turkey around the winter holidays, but why? Learn about turkey's festive history and when we eat the most of it in this episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5 MIN1 w ago
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Would Turkey Be So Popular Without Thanksgiving?
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