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Can Bats Jam Each Other's Sonar?

Can Bats Jam Each Other's Sonar?

Bats use sonar to find food in the dark -- but they've got a lot of competition from other bats. Learn about echolocation and how bats go on the offensive in this episode of BrainStuff.
Could You Legally Bury Someone in Your Backyard?

Could You Legally Bury Someone in Your Backyard?

Home burials are largely a thing of the past, but they're perfectly legal in most states -- once you check a few boxes. Learn how home burials work in this episode of BrainStuff.
What Does Self-Defense Insurance Protect Gun Owners Against?

What Does Self-Defense Insurance Protect Gun Owners Against?

Several organizations now offer insurance policies to gun owners who may fire in self-defense, to help with legal decisions and fees. But how does this affect the gun control debate?
Why Doesn't Airline Food Taste Good?

Why Doesn't Airline Food Taste Good?

If you've ever noticed that airplane food is a little lackluster, the recipe isn't necessarily to blame. Learn how a plane's altitude and even engine noise can affect flavors in this episode of
How Green Is Your Favorite Superhero?

How Green Is Your Favorite Superhero?

To draw attention to the average citizen's carbon footprint, a team of researchers calculated the eco-rating of a number of superheroes. Learn how they rank in this episode of BrainStuff.
What Do (and Don't) We Know About the Pentagon's UFO Program?

What Do (and Don't) We Know About the Pentagon's UFO Program?

Over the years, the U.S. government has funded several programs that investigate alleged UFO sightings. How much does the public know about what they found?
How Does Anxiety Cause Underarm Sweat?

How Does Anxiety Cause Underarm Sweat?

Anxiety can cause sweaty palms and armpits -- but why? And how can you combat it? Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.
What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

What Animal Has the Best Echolocation Abilities?

Bats, dolphins, and other animals all use sonar to navigate, but the narwhal has them all beat, and it's thanks to narwhals' distinctive horns. Learn how in this episode of BrainStuff.
Can the Speed of Video Make Us Look More Innocent or Guilty?

Can the Speed of Video Make Us Look More Innocent or Guilty?

Slow-motion video is often used to show jurors how a possibly criminal event took place, but is this practice fair to the accused?
Could Colonists Dig Up Ice on Mars?

Could Colonists Dig Up Ice on Mars?

Spoiler Alert: Yes. Researchers have found nearly pure water ice just below the surface of Mars, in regions easy to reach by human explorers or colonists. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.
How Did a Parisian Lemonade Craze Fight the Plague?

How Did a Parisian Lemonade Craze Fight the Plague?

While the black plague ravaged the rest of France, Paris remained relatively untouched -- and they may have had their fondness for lemonade to thank. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.
What Is the 25th Amendment?

What Is the 25th Amendment?

With some reports questioning the American president's mental stability, some pundits have asked whether the 25th Amendment might be enacted to remove him. But what does this Amendment say, and what
Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

Do Some Fabrics Make Body Odor Worse?

Body odor happens when bacteria thrive in our sweat, so the ways your clothes deal with sweat can make a difference. Learn more in this episode of BrainStuff.
Could Drones Replace News Helicopters?

Could Drones Replace News Helicopters?

Flying robotic drones equipped with cameras are a lot cheaper than helicopters for catching events as they happen. But they do have downsides. Could they really replace news choppers?
How Do Astronauts React to Lunar Landing Conspiracy Theories?

How Do Astronauts React to Lunar Landing Conspiracy Theories?

Fringe theorists sometimes question whether the 1969 moon landing actually happened. In this episode of BrainStuff, we explore how astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have reacted when asked
Which States Get the Most Money from the Federal Government?

Which States Get the Most Money from the Federal Government?

Due to states' differing taxes and needs, some give the U.S. federal government far more money than they receive, and some receive far more than they pay. Interestingly, this tends to fall along party
Should You Give Cats Milk?

Should You Give Cats Milk?

Pop culture often shows cats happily sipping saucers of milk, but giving a cat milk isn't actually the best treat for it -- or you. Learn why in this episode of BrainStuff.
Are Wine Glasses Getting Bigger?

Are Wine Glasses Getting Bigger?

People are drinking more wine than they used to. Could the ever-increasing size of wine glasses be behind this trend? Learn how today's average serving stacks up against history's in this episode of
Do Vegetarians' Farts Smell Worse?

Do Vegetarians' Farts Smell Worse?

Not all flatulence is created equal -- your diet has a huge impact on the gas you pass. So whose farts are smellier: vegetarians or omnivores?
What on Earth Are Skyquakes?

What on Earth Are Skyquakes?

There are plenty of potential reasons for a boom to rumble through the air, but skyquakes don't seem to be attached to any of the usual suspects. Learn more about these mysterious phenomena on