The questions we have about numbers are uncountable. But here are a few of them: Where does zero come from? How is there more than one kind of infinity? What is it like to do math when numbers have different colors — and personalities?
(All these questions) + (a few more) = (this episode!)
Music in this episode by Bopping, Advent Chamber Orchestra and Marc Sanchez.
If you look a little closer, listen a little harder, you’ll notice the secret life of things all around you. Want to know about the secret lives of bees, crickets, coral — and your own backyard? Give a listen!
For more information on disappearing bees, check out this post.
In this episode, co-host Kate Wexler joins us to ask and answers some questions related to extinction:
-Did dinosaurs have feathers?
-What is extinction anyway?
-Could you bring back species that have gone extinct?
SPOILER ALERT: If you want to see that dinosaur we talked about during this episode’s mystery sound, you can see it here.
Here’s what happens when a retired chemistry teacher decides to play with clay.
See how heat turns dough into bread courtesy of chef Ruhel Islam.
Science meets hip hop and the results are excellent.
Brains On! producer Sanden Totten is also the science reporter for KPCC. He gets to talk with a lot of scientists. And take selfies with them.
Parents: Tell us about the kids in your life and the topics they want to know about.