Brainstuff

Brainstuff

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Synopsis

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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Episodes

  • Can We Save the Moai?

    Duration: 06min

    | 18/05/2018
  • Should Airplanes Have Shoulder Seat Belts?

    Duration: 06min

    | 17/05/2018
  • How Easy Is It to Immigrate to the U.S.?

    Duration: 07min

    | 16/05/2018
  • What Are the Most-Believed Myths About Our Brains?

    Duration: 05min

    | 15/05/2018
  • City Birds Use Cigarette Butts as Bug Repellent

    Duration: 03min

    | 14/05/2018
  • How Do We Define 'Suspicious Behavior' Without Bias?

    Duration: 07min

    | 11/05/2018
  • Will Ants Rescue Wounded Comrades?

    Duration: 03min

    | 10/05/2018
  • What Is Red Snow?

    Duration: 06min

    | 09/05/2018
  • What Is Chinese Five Spice?

    Duration: 04min

    | 08/05/2018
  • What's the Happiest Country in the World?

    Duration: 06min

    | 07/05/2018
  • What's Chocolate's Carbon Footprint?

    Duration: 03min

    | 04/05/2018
  • Can a New Egyptian Dinosaur Fossil Explain How the Continents Formed?

    Duration: 06min

    | 03/05/2018
  • How Nuclear Weapons Testing Created New Minerals

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/05/2018
  • Can Talking About Yourself in the Third Person Make You Feel Better?

    Duration: 06min

    | 01/05/2018
  • Do Happy Cows Really Make Better Milk?

    Duration: 04min

    | 30/04/2018
  • How Can Your Birth Season Determine Your Allergies?

    Duration: 05min

    | 27/04/2018
  • Why Shouldn't Compressed Air Canisters Be Shaken?

    Duration: 03min

    | 26/04/2018
  • Why Can't I Taste My Tongue?

    Duration: 03min

    | 25/04/2018
  • What Was the First Killer Robot?

    Duration: 05min

    | 24/04/2018
  • Is Our Tipping System Gratuitous?

    Duration: 06min

    | 23/04/2018
  • Why Were Fruit Flies the First Animal in Space?

    Duration: 04min

    | 20/04/2018
  • Did an 19th-Century Man Predict Your Death?

    Duration: 04min

    | 19/04/2018
  • Is the Human Brain Hardwired for Poetry?

    Duration: 06min

    | 18/04/2018
  • What Happens to Wine Grape Waste?

    Duration: 03min

    | 17/04/2018
  • Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

    Duration: 04min

    | 16/04/2018
  • How Can a Plant Outsource Photosynthesis?

    Duration: 03min

    | 13/04/2018
  • How Much Electricity Can Urine Provide?

    Duration: 03min

    | 12/04/2018
  • Could Platypus Milk Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Disease?

    Duration: 05min

    | 11/04/2018
  • Does Diabetes Lead to Disordered Eating?

    Duration: 05min

    | 10/04/2018
  • What Makes Durian Fruit Smell So Bad?

    Duration: 04min

    | 09/04/2018
  • Is There a Gene for Infidelity?

    Duration: 05min

    | 06/04/2018
  • How Much Salt Is Too Much?

    Duration: 05min

    | 05/04/2018
  • How Is New Laser Technology Discovering Ancient Ruins?

    Duration: 06min

    | 04/04/2018
  • Is Prozac Endangering Crabs' Survival?

    Duration: 03min

    | 03/04/2018
  • Botox Exists Thanks to Bad Sausages

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/04/2018
  • Can Your Face's Temperature Reveal Your Mood?

    Duration: 05min

    | 30/03/2018
  • What's the Difference Between Eggs of Different Colors?

    Duration: 04min

    | 29/03/2018
  • What's the Most Dangerous Air Pollution?

    Duration: 05min

    | 28/03/2018
  • What If Cockroaches Went Extinct?

    Duration: 03min

    | 27/03/2018
  • How Did Spring Break Get Its Start?

    Duration: 06min

    | 26/03/2018
  • Can Losing Sleep Make You Gain Weight?

    Duration: 05min

    | 23/03/2018
  • What Happens to the Unclaimed Dead?

    Duration: 05min

    | 22/03/2018
  • Why Are the Oceans Salty?

    Duration: 03min

    | 21/03/2018
  • Could Technology Replace Animal Testing?

    Duration: 06min

    | 20/03/2018
  • How Can We Recycle More, and Smarter?

    Duration: 07min

    | 19/03/2018
  • What Can We Learn from Fish about Walking?

    Duration: 04min

    | 16/03/2018
  • Does Technology Make Us Worse Drivers?

    Duration: 06min

    | 15/03/2018
  • How Do Boogers Form?

    Duration: 03min

    | 14/03/2018
  • Why Are Mass Shootings Happening in U.S. Schools?

    Duration: 06min

    | 13/03/2018
  • Is Room-Temperature Pizza Safe to Eat?

    Duration: 03min

    | 12/03/2018
  • Is There a Better Alternative to Cash Bail?

    Duration: 08min

    | 09/03/2018
  • Cuttlefish Camouflage Is an Energy-Efficient Superpower

    Duration: 06min

    | 08/03/2018
  • Where Did Middle Names Come From?

    Duration: 03min

    | 07/03/2018
  • Why Are Stars and Planets Nearly Spherical?

    Duration: 05min

    | 06/03/2018
  • Do Female Praying Mantises Really Decapitate Mates?

    Duration: 03min

    | 06/03/2018
  • Why Do Humans Dream?

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/03/2018
  • Does Hot Yoga Need to Be So Hot?

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/03/2018
  • Could Humans Control Volcanic Eruptions?

    Duration: 06min

    | 01/03/2018
  • Sea Turtles Are Hatching Up to 99 Percent Female

    Duration: 03min

    | 27/02/2018
  • Are We Getting Lonelier?

    Duration: 05min

    | 26/02/2018
  • Could Human Waste Feed Astronauts?

    Duration: 04min

    | 23/02/2018
  • Can Autonomous Vehicles Break the Speed Limit?

    Duration: 04min

    | 22/02/2018
  • An Ice Cream that Doesn't Melt

    Duration: 03min

    | 21/02/2018
  • Can Used Books Spread Germs?

    Duration: 06min

    | 21/02/2018
  • Did Velociraptors Really Hunt in Packs?

    Duration: 07min

    | 19/02/2018
  • How Can Technology Help Stop Rhino Poachers?

    Duration: 03min

    | 16/02/2018
  • Can Magic Mushrooms Help Stop Depression?

    Duration: 04min

    | 16/02/2018
  • Can You Be Addicted to Love?

    Duration: 04min

    | 15/02/2018
  • Do Automatic Toilets Waste Water?

    Duration: 06min

    | 13/02/2018
  • What Happens to Mardi Gras Beads?

    Duration: 03min

    | 12/02/2018
  • Can People Be Allergic to Water?

    Duration: 03min

    | 09/02/2018
  • How Much of the Internet Is Underwater?

    Duration: 05min

    | 08/02/2018
  • Are We in an Insect Armageddon?

    Duration: 05min

    | 08/02/2018
  • What on Earth Are Skyquakes?

    Duration: 05min

    | 06/02/2018
  • Do Vegetarians' Farts Smell Worse?

    Duration: 03min

    | 05/02/2018
  • Are Wine Glasses Getting Bigger?

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/02/2018
  • Should You Give Cats Milk?

    Duration: 03min

    | 01/02/2018
  • Which States Get the Most Money from the Federal Government?

    Duration: 06min

    | 31/01/2018
  • How Do Astronauts React to Lunar Landing Conspiracy Theories?

    Duration: 06min

    | 30/01/2018
  • Could Drones Replace News Helicopters?

    Duration: 06min

    | 29/01/2018
  • Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

    Duration: 06min

    | 26/01/2018
  • What Is the 25th Amendment?

    Duration: 06min

    | 25/01/2018
  • How Did a Parisian Lemonade Craze Fight the Plague?

    Duration: 04min

    | 24/01/2018
  • Could Colonists Dig Up Ice on Mars?

    Duration: 04min

    | 24/01/2018
  • Can the Speed of Video Make Us Look More Innocent or Guilty?

    Duration: 04min

    | 22/01/2018
  • What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

    Duration: 04min

    | 19/01/2018
  • How Does Anxiety Cause Underarm Sweat?

    Duration: 03min

    | 18/01/2018
  • What Do (and Don't) We Know About the Pentagon's UFO Program?

    Duration: 06min

    | 18/01/2018
  • How Green Is Your Favorite Superhero?

    Duration: 04min

    | 16/01/2018
  • Why Doesn't Airline Food Taste Good?

    Duration: 04min

    | 15/01/2018
  • What Does Self-Defense Insurance Protect Gun Owners Against?

    Duration: 06min

    | 12/01/2018
  • Could You Legally Bury Someone in Your Backyard?

    Duration: 06min

    | 12/01/2018
  • Can Bats Jam Each Other's Sonar?

    Duration: 03min

    | 10/01/2018
  • What Tech Will Replace the Smartphone?

    Duration: 05min

    | 09/01/2018
  • Did the Genes for Light Skin Colors Evolve in Europe?

    Duration: 05min

    | 08/01/2018
  • How Much Can Ice Tell Us About Climate Change?

    Duration: 05min

    | 05/01/2018
  • Why Are Teens Cyberbullying Themselves?

    Duration: 05min

    | 04/01/2018
  • Could Some Microbes Live on Air Alone?

    Duration: 03min

    | 03/01/2018
  • How Similar Is the Opioid Epidemic to the Crack Epidemic?

    Duration: 06min

    | 02/01/2018
  • Why Are Resolutions So Easy to Break?

    Duration: 04min

    | 01/01/2018
  • Should Amazon Be Considered a Monopoly?

    Duration: 05min

    | 29/12/2017
  • Could This Newly Discovered Planet Harbor Life?

    Duration: 05min

    | 28/12/2017
  • How Long Have We Been Keeping Dogs on Leashes?

    Duration: 03min

    | 27/12/2017
  • How Much Cardboard Does Online Shipping Use?

    Duration: 05min

    | 26/12/2017
  • The Tale of the Christmas Truce

    Duration: 03min

    | 25/12/2017
  • What Can a Cache of Pterosaur Eggs Teach Us?

    Duration: 07min

    | 22/12/2017
  • Could You Outrun a Volcano?

    Duration: 04min

    | 21/12/2017
  • Will Bitcoin Remain the Biggest Cryptocurrency?

    Duration: 07min

    | 20/12/2017
  • Is There a Real Witches' Curse in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'?

    Duration: 04min

    | 19/12/2017
  • There's Another Reason to Not Eat Raw Cookie Dough

    Duration: 03min

    | 18/12/2017
  • Why Can't Some People Sleep Without a Fan?

    Duration: 04min

    | 15/12/2017
  • Why Do People Get Adult-Onset Food Allergies?

    Duration: 05min

    | 14/12/2017
  • Do We Need to Redefine the Four Seasons?

    Duration: 05min

    | 13/12/2017
  • Did Giant Crabs Eat Amelia Earhart?

    Duration: 04min

    | 12/12/2017
  • How Much Does Getting Stuck in Traffic Cost Us?

    Duration: 05min

    | 11/12/2017
  • How Fast Can We Take a Picture of the Entire Sky?

    Duration: 03min

    | 08/12/2017
  • Why Do We Find Symmetry So Pleasing?

    Duration: 05min

    | 07/12/2017
  • How Does Salt Prevent Food Spoilage?

    Duration: 03min

    | 06/12/2017
  • Do Monkeys Have Superstitions?

    Duration: 03min

    | 05/12/2017
  • What Is (and Isn't) Terrorism?

    Duration: 06min

    | 04/12/2017
  • Why Are Leaf Blowers So Irritating?

    Duration: 05min

    | 01/12/2017
  • Pretending To Be Batman Helps Kids Focus

    Duration: 04min

    | 30/11/2017
  • Tips For Staying Safe In A Mass Shooting

    Duration: 04min

    | 29/11/2017
  • Second Breakfasts Can Be Good For You

    Duration: 04min

    | 28/11/2017
  • Jellyfish Are Brainless, But Still Sleepy

    Duration: 04min

    | 27/11/2017
  • What's a Bump Fire Stock Do To A Gun?

    Duration: 05min

    | 24/11/2017
  • The Origins of Boston and New York’s Accents

    Duration: 04min

    | 23/11/2017
  • The Number Zero Might Be Older Than We Thought

    Duration: 03min

    | 17/11/2017
  • How Do Squirrels Organize Their Nuts?

    Duration: 05min

    | 17/11/2017
  • Can You Pass A Drug Test With Someone Else's Urine?

    Duration: 03min

    | 17/11/2017
  • Albums Aren't Dead

    Duration: 05min

    | 16/11/2017
  • Great Archaic Ways To Insult Someone

    Duration: 06min

    | 15/11/2017
  • Wolves Are Smarter Than Dogs?

    Duration: 04min

    | 15/11/2017
  • What can we learn about ourselves from epic space missions?

    Duration: 04min

    | 14/11/2017
  • Less people are killed by lightning every year

    Duration: 04min

    | 13/11/2017
  • Why Do Balloons Stick To Our Hair?

    Duration: 04min

    | 10/11/2017
  • Neanderthals Used Glue

    Duration: 04min

    | 09/11/2017
  • Getting a Doctorate Can Affect Your Mental Health

    Duration: 05min

    | 08/11/2017
  • Why is the Caspian Sea Evaporating?

    Duration: 05min

    | 01/11/2017
  • There Was a Brutal Prehistoric "Hell Ant"

    Duration: 03min

    | 31/10/2017
  • Which Computer Keys Wear Out First?

    Duration: 04min

    | 31/10/2017
  • Ruined City Under Tunisia's Waters

    Duration: 04min

    | 30/10/2017
  • What Do Hurricane Categories Mean?

    Duration: 04min

    | 30/10/2017
  • Why Is a Brain-Shaped Blob In Canada?

    Duration: 04min

    | 27/10/2017
  • What's the Best Way To Park?

    Duration: 04min

    | 27/10/2017
  • Orange Peels Can Revive Landscapes

    Duration: 05min

    | 26/10/2017
  • Voyager 1 is Traveling Through Interstellar Space

    Duration: 05min

    | 26/10/2017
  • How Do Researchers Preserve Smells?

    Duration: 04min

    | 25/10/2017
  • How Did Plesiosaurs Use Their Flippers to Swim?

    Duration: 04min

    | 24/10/2017
  • The Mysteries Behind Abandoned Ships

    Duration: 03min

    | 23/10/2017
  • Floating Fire Ant Rafts Are Both Dangerous and Cool

    Duration: 04min

    | 20/10/2017
  • Why Did The T. Rex Have Tiny Little Arms?

    Duration: 04min

    | 19/10/2017
  • Is Not Having A Job Better Than A Bad Job?

    Duration: 03min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Do We Need Treatment Centers For Internet Addiction?

    Duration: 05min

    | 17/10/2017
  • How Did a Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Change The Environment?

    Duration: 05min

    | 16/10/2017
  • When Can You Use The Emergency Lane?

    Duration: 04min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Do People Walk In Predictable Paths?

    Duration: 04min

    | 12/10/2017
  • How 'Fido' Became The Name For A Dog

    Duration: 04min

    | 11/10/2017
  • How Did The Grandfather Clock Get Its Name?

    Duration: 04min

    | 10/10/2017
  • When is it Safe to Eat Raw Oysters?

    Duration: 04min

    | 09/10/2017
  • How Gut Bacteria Could Become Your Next Sports Drink

    Duration: 04min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Einstein's Right Again

    Duration: 04min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Defining Personal Space

    Duration: 04min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Swift Lizard Evolution

    Duration: 04min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Should You Eat A 106-Year-Old Fruitcake?

    Duration: 04min

    | 20/09/2017
  • Why Goldfish Make Their Own Alcohol

    Duration: 04min

    | 18/09/2017
  • Separating Ninja Facts From Ninja Fiction

    Duration: 04min

    | 13/09/2017
  • Can NASA Hit An Asteroid with a DART?

    Duration: 05min

    | 11/09/2017
  • Millennials Buy Homes For Their Dogs

    Duration: 03min

    | 06/09/2017
  • How Many People Take and Misuse Prescription Opioids?

    Duration: 04min

    | 05/09/2017
  • Why Is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

    Duration: 06min

    | 30/08/2017
  • Why Do We Have Eyebrows?

    Duration: 03min

    | 28/08/2017
  • Why Can't We Breathe Underwater?

    Duration: 04min

    | 23/08/2017
  • Is Chocolate Poisonous To Dogs?

    Duration: 03min

    | 21/08/2017
  • Why Are There 60 Minutes In An Hour Instead of 100?

    Duration: 04min

    | 16/08/2017
  • Why is Dry Ice Dangerous?

    Duration: 03min

    | 14/08/2017
  • Is Dry Cleaning Actually Wet?

    Duration: 03min

    | 09/08/2017
  • Why Is It Painful To Bite Aluminum Foil?

    Duration: 03min

    | 07/08/2017
  • Are Some People Immune To Mosquitoes?

    Duration: 07min

    | 02/08/2017
  • What are Sea Monkeys?

    Duration: 02min

    | 01/08/2017
  • What's the Best Place To Sit In A Movie Theater?

    Duration: 03min

    | 26/07/2017
  • What is the Birthday Paradox?

    Duration: 03min

    | 24/07/2017
  • How Fuel Efficient Is An Airplane?

    Duration: 05min

    | 20/07/2017
  • Why Are You Farting?

    Duration: 05min

    | 17/07/2017
  • Where Do Bullets Go When Fired Into The Air?

    Duration: 02min

    | 12/07/2017
  • Can Water Go Bad?

    Duration: 04min

    | 10/07/2017
  • Why Do People Talk Weird in Old Movies?

    Duration: 04min

    | 05/07/2017
  • Why is Blood Red?

    Duration: 03min

    | 03/07/2017
  • How Does Anxiety Work?

    Duration: 05min

    | 28/06/2017
  • Can Animals Predict Natural Disasters?

    Duration: 05min

    | 26/06/2017
  • Why Don't All Skeletons Become Fossils?

    Duration: 05min

    | 21/06/2017
  • Does TV Resolution Matter?

    Duration: 06min

    | 19/06/2017
  • What's The Most Expensive Book In The World?

    Duration: 04min

    | 14/06/2017
  • How Will You Most Likely Die?

    Duration: 04min

    | 12/06/2017
  • Did the Brontosaurus Exist?

    Duration: 05min

    | 08/06/2017
  • Why is Bird Poop White?

    Duration: 04min

    | 05/06/2017
  • Can Your Eyes Pop Out Of Your Head When You Sneeze?

    Duration: 05min

    | 31/05/2017
  • How Crowds Can Kill You

    Duration: 07min

    | 29/05/2017
  • How Does Agoraphobia Work?

    Duration: 08min

    | 24/05/2017
  • How Do Fire Extinguishers Work?

    Duration: 05min

    | 22/05/2017
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