Brains On! Science podcast for kids
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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On

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394 Episodes
What's in the COVID vaccine?

5 days ago NaN minutes

In this episode, we're using our zoom ray to zoom way in and answer your questions about the COVI

Why do we have crushes?

18 days ago 27 minutes

When you've got a crush on someone, it can feel a bit overwhelming. All of a sudden, you might ha

Let's go bananas!

25 days ago 27 minutes

HARVEY, our omnipresent virtual voice assistant, gets a software update that makes him go bananas

In December, people started getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a huge scientific accomp

Today we have a special episode featuring an old friend of ours -- scientist and inventor Gitanja

How do synthesizers work?

2 months ago 28 minutes

Synthesizers are a very recent invention, especially when you compare them to acoustic instrument

If habits are really stuck, we don't think much about them -- we just do them! Some habits are go

We’ll be back with new episodes in January. But we wanted to share another show with you that we’

Bones from the inside out

4 months ago 37 minutes

Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating!

This episode we dig up

Why do siblings annoy each other?

4 months ago 37 minutes

Having a sibling is a special thing -- but, wow, can they be annoying! In this episode we’ll look


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