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If you've spent much time looking up at the night sky, then you've probably seen some spectacular meteor showers. But how big do these things have to be make it through Earth's atmosphere and reach the ground? Tune in and find out.

Is there any way to see orbiting satellites?

Satellites are fascinating, but for most people they're somewhat mysterious. They float somewhere in space, invisible to the naked eye -- or are they? In this episode of BrainStuff, Marshall explains the physics behind satellites and orbits.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: May 6th, 2011

With billions of people on the planet and millions of astonishing events happening each day, it's tough to keep track of everything. Luckily, Marshall's here to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in his weekly news roundup. Tune in and learn more.

Funny: Giant Water Balloon in Slow Motion

We've all seen water balloons pop in slow motion. But what if the water balloon is six feet in diameter? Here's what happens:This leads to the obvious question: where do you get a balloon like that? Here is one place:Cloud Buster balloons[[[

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: April 29th, 2011

With billions of people on the planet and millions of astonishing events happening each day, it's tough to keep track of everything. Luckily, Marshall's here to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in his weekly news roundup. Tune in and learn more.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: April 22nd, 2011

From the Dukan Diet to gigantic super organisms, there's no shortage of fascinating news stories each week -- so how can you keep track of the best? Never fear: Tune in as Marshall catches you up to speed with his weekly news roundup.

How Spirulina works, and how to grow your own

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is supposed to have some amazing health effects when you eat it. It is sometimes referred to as Superfood when sold in a dried form. This article describes some of the potential benefits but also contains a word o ...

How Artificial Sweeteners Work - a look at saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, sugar alcohols and stevia

At many restaurants you find that container on the table - it holds little packets of sugar along with little packets of artificial sweeteners. And anyone who is on a diet is familiar with artificial sweeteners - they are a big part of the dieting sc ...

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: April 15th, 2011

With billions of people on the planet and millions of astonishing events happening each day, it's tough to keep track of everything. Luckily, Marshall's here to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in his weekly news roundup. Tune in and learn more.

How Airplane Cabin Pressurization Works

Last week the world was treated to an unexpected spectacle - the sight of an airplane cabin with a big hole in it open to the sky. We can imagine that this spectacle was even more unexpected to people who were on the flight. If you saw photos or vide ...

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: April 7th, 2011

With billions of people on the planet and millions of astonishing events happening each day, it's tough to keep track of everything. Luckily, Marshall's here to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in his weekly news roundup. Tune in and learn more.

How many people does it take to do a Formula 1 pit stop?

If you've ever seen a Formula 1 race, then you know the race isn't just between cars -- it's also between pit stop crews. In seven seconds these crews perform an entire pit stop. But how does it work, and how many people does it take? Tune in to find out.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: April 1st, 2011

With billions of people on the planet and millions of astonishing events happening each day, it's tough to keep track of everything. Luckily, Marshall's here to keep you up-to-date with the latest news in his weekly news roundup. Tune in and learn more.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: March 25th, 2011

From streaming photo albums to Rebecca Black, this week has been chock-full of fascinating (or, at least in Rebecca's case, unavoidable) events. Tune in as Marshall Brain helps you catch up on the latest and most interesting news from around the world.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: March 18th, 2011

As the nuclear situation in Japan continues to deteriorate, Marshall explores how a similar earthquake could affect the United States. And that's not all: Tune in and catch up on the latest, most fascinating news of the past week in this podcast.

Does Chlorine Bleach Ever Expire or Go Bad? Important in emergency situations

People typically use chlorine bleach for three different things:Especially in the third situation, this question is important: Does Chlorine Bleach Ever Expire or Go Bad? The answer is Yes, absolutely. If you are keeping chlorine bleach on hand for a ...

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: March 4th, 2011

Want to catch up on the biggest news stories of the week? If so, tune in as Marshall Brain analyzes the latest breaking news from around the world in this weekly news roundup. Tune in to learn more.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup: February 25th, 2011

Will the USB port become a thing of the past? How far will the price of solar power fall? Join Marshall Brain as he brings you the latest world news, from the death of the Guinea worm or the growth of private space exploration.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup 2-18-2011

From Jeopardy's first nonhuman contestant to the secret recipe for Coca-Cola, this week has been packed with fascinating stories. Tune in as Marshall helps you catch up on the week's most interesting news.

Marshall Brain's News Roundup No. 2

Each Friday, Marshall Brain brings you the latest news of the week in one handy podcast. Want to know what's shaking in the world of technology, science and more? Then tune in for a dose of BrainStuff.