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Are Plants Conscious?

 Are Plants Conscious?

Scientists have found evidence that plants have senses, memories, and can even communicate with each other. But does this mean they're conscious? See more »

Why Are There So Many Different Kinds of Milk?

 Why Are There So Many Different Kinds of Milk?

Christian explains the difference between common types of milk, looking at calories, fat and the rest of their composition. See more »

What Happens When You Get Ringing In Your Ears?

 What Happens When You Get Ringing In Your Ears?

Tinnitus is what makes your ears ring after a loud noise. And it's really annoying. See more »

Why Do We Get Brain Freeze?

 Why Do We Get Brain Freeze?

We all know what an ice cream headache feels like. Christian's here to explain why they happen. It involves temperature (duh), nerves and lots of blood. See more »

What is Synesthesia?

 What is Synesthesia?

It’s true – some people hear colors, or taste words. But what produces synesthesia? See more »

Why Is It So Difficult To Chug A Gallon of Milk?

 Why Is It So Difficult To Chug A Gallon of Milk?

It's one of the strangest - and potentially grossest - challenges out there. But what happens when you drink milk? Why does it make you throw up? See more »

How Does Vocal Fry Work?

 How Does Vocal Fry Work?

You’ve probably heard people complaining about vocal fry, and you’ve certainly heard it used in conversation, but what causes it? Christian explains the science of fry and creak in this episode of BrainStuff. See more »

How Does Aspirin Work?

 How Does Aspirin Work?

How does aspirin target your pain? The plants that aspirin were derived from have been used as medicine for about 6000 years, we finally discovered how it works in 1971, and Christian explains it to you now. See more »

How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

 How Long Would It Take To Walk Around The World?

Christian explains what goes into calculating how long it would take to traverse the globe on foot, and tells us about some intrepid explorers who've tried to do it. See more »

How Does Déjà vu Work?

 How Does Déjà vu Work?

Ever gotten the strange feeling that you’re repeating an experience? Researchers have over 40 theories about what’s going on in the brain during déjà vu, and Christian is here to explain the most popular ones. See more »