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Created by: American Public Media

USA 6-1011+

Started: January 10th, 2022

Status: Active, 171 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Why do you get motion sickness in a car or boat?
00:05:21 | September 30th, 2022

Ever gone on a road trip or hopped on a boat, only to feel queasy? Yuckaroo. Us too! It’s called motion sickness and it’s really common. But how does it happen – and why do so many people get it? We asked Dr. Jonathan Dickman to help us find the answer.

How do squirrels find their buried nuts?
00:04:15 | September 29th, 2022

Ever watched a squirrel scrabbling around in the dirt, burying nuts? We have too. ‘Cuz squirrels are nuts for nuts! But how do our furry little neighbors remember where these nuts are hidden? We asked Berkeley psychology professor Lucia Jacobs to help us find the answer.

Why are we allergic to things?
00:04:57 | September 28th, 2022

Lots of people have allergies! Some people can’t be around specific foods, like peanuts, or certain fabrics or metals. Others might notice that they start sneezing or coughing in the springtime, because of all the pollen in the air. But what are allergies, anyway? And what causes them? We spoke to allergy expert Dr. Purvi Parikh to find out!

Why are dogs so protective of their owners?
00:03:44 | September 27th, 2022

As dog owners, it’s our job to take care of and protect our little buddies. But sometimes doesn’t it feel like they’re the ones taking care of us? We asked Dr. Lena Provost to help us discover why dogs can be  so protective of their owners.

Do whales drink and if so, how?
00:04:32 | September 26th, 2022

We know that whales swim in the water. They eat  underwater. But do they…drink water? We got this fantastic question from a listener, so we reached out to  whale expert Joy Reidenberg from the  Icahn  School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to help us find the answer.

How long has the storm on Jupiter existed?
00:04:02 | September 23rd, 2022

For over 200 years now, astronomers have seen a Great Red Spot hanging out in the atmosphere above Jupiter.  We now know this “spot” is really a giant storm. But how long has it been there? We reached out to planetary scientist Shawn Brueshaber to get the answer!

What happens if you hold your pee for too long?
00:03:55 | September 22nd, 2022

We’ve all been there: on a long car trip with no rest stop in sight, but you really have to pee! Listener Aya wanted to know what happens if you hold it for too long, and we asked Dr. Jonathan Dickman to help us find the answer.

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Created by: American Public Media
Started: January 10th, 2022
Status: Active, 171 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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