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Can Animals Predict Natural Disasters?

Do animals have a sixth sense that can detect earthquakes and tsunamis? Or do they just make better use of their other senses than humans? See more »

Why Don't All Skeletons Become Fossils?

Skeletons of ancient animals sometimes become fossilized. But if this happened to every animal that ever lived, wouldn’t we be swimming in a sea of fossils right now? BrainStuff explains why only a fraction of animal bones turn into fossils. See more »

Does TV Resolution Matter?

You’ve heard all the hype about high-definition TV, ultra-high definition and more. But does this mad race to jam more pixels on a screen actually matter? Tune in to learn more about the human eye and digital resolution. See more »

What's The Most Expensive Book In The World?

Sometimes super-wealthy people like to spend millions on a single book. Which one cost the most? Hint: It’s about water and it's written backwards. See more »

How Will You Most Likely Die?

Death is the most mysterious and inevitable part of the human experience. But how will we go? Christian takes a closer look at the most common causes of death across the globe. See more »

Did the Brontosaurus Exist?

The Brontosaurus technically hasn't existed in the living/breathing sense of the word for 150 million years. But did it ever exist? Was this iconic dinosaur the result of misclassification? See more »

Why is Bird Poop White?

Bird poop: It’s the bane of cars, statues, awnings and occasional hapless pedestrians across the world. But what is this stuff anyway? Why does it look so unnatural? Why is it white? See more »

Can Your Eyes Pop Out Of Your Head When You Sneeze?

You’ve heard that if you can keep your eyes open during a sneeze, you’ll be rewarded with the sensation of both eyeballs popping out of their sockets. Is that true? See more »

How Crowds Can Kill You

People mean well, but in high-density situations we begin to risk our safety. Learn how a crowd can turn into a deadly disaster. See more »

How Does Agoraphobia Work?

Agoraphobia is a complicated and difficult psychological condition that is easily misunderstood. Learn about life with agoraphobia in this episode of BrainStuff. See more »

How Do Fire Extinguishers Work?

Fire extinguishers are nearly ubiquitous, and they can be an invaluable, life-saving device. But what’s inside those little red cylinders, and how does it stop a fire? See more »

Do Juice Cleanses Work?

Juice cleanses are all the rage. But do they actually provide any health benefits? Christian explains. See more »

What Is The Dwarf Planet Ceres?

What Is The Dwarf Planet Ceres? See more »

Why Does Coffee Make You Have To Poop?

Christian explains why coffee makes many people have to go to the bathroom. See more »

How Does The Placebo Effect Work?

A placebo is a phony drug used to test the efficacy of real drugs in clinical trials… but here’s the weird part. Sometimes, placebos can make patients better. How? Why? See more »

How Do Antiperspirants Work?

Every day, millions of people safeguard themselves against excessive sweat with a quick roll of antiperspirant. But what does this stuff do, exactly? See more »

Can You Reach The End of a Rainbow?

The end of the rainbow may be the best place to raid a leprechaun stash, but it proves a strangely difficult destination to reach. Christian explains why you can’t get there, and why there really isn’t even a a “there” there. See more »

Why Are Some People Afraid of Clowns?

Clowns are usually brightly-colored, goofy, raucous characters designed to be the life of any party. However, it’s no secret that they’re not universally adored. In fact, some people find clowns downright frightening. But why? See more »

Is a "Dog Year" Really 7 Years?

You may have heard that dogs age differently than humans. But is it true? Get the facts on your pooch without having that ever-awkward “so… how old are you really?” conversation. See more »

How Does Jet Lag Work?

Yeah, your sleeping pattern gets screwy when you fly to different time zones. But what are the symptoms of jet lag? What causes it? And how can you remedy it? See more »