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Created by: American Public Media

USA 11+6-10

Started: July 25th, 2013

Status: Active, 271 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Is it possible to clone yourself?
00:38:02 | December 27th, 2022

Imagine an exact copy of you, someone with the same hair, eyes and DNA. That’s a clone. Scientists have been able to make clones of some animals. In this episode, we’ll hear the story of Dolly the sheep, the most famous clone ever! We’ll also talk about why people think it would be ethically wrong to clone humans. But natural human clones DO exist! They’re called identical twins and even though they share the same DNA, they can be quite different. We’ll meet two identical twins to talk about their differences, plus an all new Mystery Sound for your ears!

How is concrete made? And why does it matter?
00:27:02 | December 13th, 2022

Concrete is so much more than just a sidewalk. We use it to build playgrounds and skateparks and even musical instruments! But how does it go from a powder to a sludge to the strong building material that we use all over the world? And can we come up with new recipes that are better for the environment?

How were people mummified?
00:35:47 | November 29th, 2022

Ancient Egyptians did lots of amazing things, from building pyramids to inventing a form of writing called hieroglyphics. They also mummified important people after they died. In this episode, we’ll explain how that process was done and why. We’ll also meet a museum curator who thinks it might be time to rethink how we study mummified people.

Space: The ultimate intergalactic game show
00:35:09 | November 15th, 2022

Do you like games? Do you like space? Then this is the episode for you! We’ve got five space-inspired games for you: Cosmic Couplets, Infini-Trivia, First Things First, Stars in Space or Pasta Shapes and, of course, Mystery Sounds! Plus we’ll hear some of the super catchy, dance-your-pants-off space jingles you’ve been sending to us! Get your astronaut gear on, gaze up at the cosmos and get ready to play along!

Why are we so sweaty?
00:24:43 | November 1st, 2022

When most bodies get hot, sweat starts pouring out. Why? In this episode, we'll hop in the Amazing Truck of Minimization (ATOM) to see how sweat glands work from the inside out, take a peek back in time to figure out how we evolved to be so sweaty, and we'll find out if there are any other animals as sweaty as we are. All that plus a brand new mystery sound!

Introducing Smarty Pass: Your ticket to the Brains On! Universe
00:04:15 | October 28th, 2022

Become a Smarty Pass subscriber today to access bonus episodes and ad-free episodes of Brains On!, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um, and Forever Ago — all right here in your favorite podcast player.

Moon Myths: Why are there so many scary stories about the full moon?
00:33:41 | October 25th, 2022

The full moon is bright, beautiful, and reappears in the sky like clockwork. Many cultures use the full moon to mark the passing of time and organize calendars around the moon’s cycle. So why does the full moon also have a reputation for causing mischief and mayhem? In this episode, we’ll learn where some of these beliefs come from and investigate whether the full moon actually does affect humans and our behavior. We’ll also hear about folklore tied to the full moon and examine how the moon’s phases work. All that plus a brand new mystery sound!

AHH! How music can make scary movies even scarier
00:33:25 | October 18th, 2022

We listen to music with our ears – and that amazing electric meatball between our ears: our brain! But why do our brains find some music scary?




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Created by: American Public Media
Started: July 25th, 2013
Status: Active, 271 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

USA11+6-10
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