BrainStuff Show

Pretending To Be Batman Helps Kids Focus

The Batman Effect, as researchers have dubbed it, allows kids to separate themselves from temptation and stay on task. Learn more on BrainStuff.

Tips For Staying Safe In A Mass Shooting

We don't expect to ever be in a mass shooting, but assuming the worst can happen is the first step to being prepared. Find out more on BrainStuff.

Second Breakfasts Can Be Good For You

A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast. Find out why on BrainStuff.

Jellyfish Are Brainless, But Still Sleepy

Do jellyfish sleep? Learn more about a new study on the need for sleep in animals, and in jellyfish, in this BrainStuff episode.

What's a Bump Fire Stock Do To A Gun?

Bump fire stocks enable a shooter like Las Vegas killer Steven Paddock to fire a semi-automatic rifle at nearly the rate of an automatic. How do they work?

The Origins of Boston and New York’s Accents

What does Boston have against the letter 'R'? BrainStuff digs into the origins of 2 American accents.

The Number Zero Might Be Older Than We Thought

A new analysis of the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript suggests the numerical symbol zero, as we use it today, may be centuries older than previously believed.

How Do Squirrels Organize Their Nuts?

A new study suggests squirrels use memory strategies to remember where they put the good nuts. Find out more on BrainStuff.

Can You Pass A Drug Test With Someone Else's Urine?

Have you ever tried to beat a drug test? OR Labs are usually able to bust people using someone else's urine.

Albums Aren't Dead

Do you buy vinyl records? OR Do you still listen to music albums? In which format? Find out how vinyl and streaming complement each other.