Podcasts

Could Neanderthals Laugh?

Neanderthals were more like us than we previously thought, but could they laugh? Learn why researchers think they could in this episode of BrainStuff.

How Does Gelatin Work?

Gelatin makes Jell-O wiggle and provides texture to all sorts of products, but what is it made of? Learn what's happening on a molecular level when you use gelatin in this episode of BrainStuff.

BrainStuff Classics: Why Do People Go Bald?

Humans are one of the only mammals to commonly experience balding. Learn the science behind thinning hair in this episode of BrainStuff. 

BrainStuff Classics: Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

Your voice sounds different in recordings than it does to your own ears, but why? Learn the science behind this phenomena in today's classic episode of BrainStuff.

How Do We Define the Kilogram?

The kilogram used to be measured against an agreed-upon chunk of metal stored in France, but no longer. Learn the new measure of this standard unit of measurement in today's episode of BrainStuff.

How Can I Donate My Brain to Science?

Researchers, like zombies, are interested in brains of all kinds. Learn a few basics about how donating your brain to science works in this episode of BrainStuff.

Could Cheap Magnets Help Save Sharks?

The fishing industry accidentally kills millions of sharks every year, but researchers think they've found a seriously inexpensive solution. Learn how it could work in this episode of BrainStuff.

Why Do We Test Middle Schoolers' Fitness?

From the outdated Presidential Fitness Test to today's FITNESSGRAM, Americans have been giving standardized fitness tests to middle school kids for decades. Learn the past and present of these exams in today's episode of BrainStuff.

What Can Probiotics Really Do?

Some claims make it sound like probiotics are a cure-all, but what has research found so far? Learn more about these supplements for your microbiome in this episode of BrainStuff.

Will Amazon's Corporate Megadeal Change How Business Works?

Why are some politicians so eager for large businesses to set up shop in their districts? What are those businesses' real motivations in making selections? Learn what some researchers think about corporate megadeals in this episode of BrainStuff.