We’ve been catching colds for millennia – but it wasn’t until fairly recently that we actually understood how and why we get sneezy, coughy, and achy. In this episode, we find out more about the common cold: Does standing outside in the cold actually make it easier to get sick? Is there a cure that […]
Aliens are awesome. Some are so huge, 50,000 beings could fit on their pinkie fingertips. Some are so tiny, several trillion of them could live on the head of a pin. There is a theory, however, that the Universe itself is a massive alien; the stars and planets are merely pores on its skin. In […]
Dinosaurs with feathers, passenger pigeons and Australopithecus – together at last!
We’ve launched a Kickstarter to raise money for Brains On! You can support Brains On! by giving to this campaign (and while you’re at it, score some cool Brains On! rewards) and sharing it with other science-loving people.
Meet the Brains On! Besties… kid-friendly audio finds we think you’ll love.
The International Space Station sits 250 miles above Earth, but how did it get there? And what’s it like to live in space?
OMG, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for… an all-out, wall-to-wall, super-duper Mystery Sound show. Guess the sounds sent in from listeners and scientists alike. Plus, if you like having fun (and dancing), stick around to the end of the episode. An extra-special audio treat awaits. Shhhhhhhhhh!
Do spiders give you the heebie-jeebies? If so, we want to change your mind about our eight-legged buddies!
In this episode, Dr. Ken Libbrecht answers all of our snowflake questions: How are snowflakes made? Why are they different shapes? How is it that they’re all unique? And how does a scientist who lives in southern California study snow?