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  • How do photochromatic lenses work?

    BrainStuff
    12 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    Photochromatic lenses darken when exposed to the sun. Discover where these lenses came from, how they work and why they're commonly referred to as "transition" lenses in this episode of BrainStuff.
  • Southeast Alaska: Rivers of Ice and Playful Whales

    The Coolest Stuff on the Planet
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Southeast Alaska, also known as the Alaska Panhandle, is a favorite haunt of humpback whales and massive, shifting glaciers. See both in action in this episode of The Coolest Stuff on the Planet.
  • RC Aircraft

    CarStuff
    13 Feb 2014 | 8:28 am
    It's pretty amazing when you think of it -- a relatively inexpensive RC helicopter can hover, ascend and descend at your command. But how does it work? Where do they come from? Join the guys as they take a closer look at RC aircraft.
  • Fictional Attraction

    Stuff Mom Never Told You
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Where do celebrity crushes, affections for fictional characters and hero worship come from? Cristen and Caroline shed light on the fascinating spectrum of parasocial relationships we develop with people in books, television and tabloids.
  • Tetris! A Riddle Wrapped In An Enigma

    The Stuff of Genius
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Alexey Pajitnov changed the world of gaming forever when he created Tetris. Learn the history of this famous game and how it came to be.
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    BrainStuff

  • How do photochromatic lenses work?

    12 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    Photochromatic lenses darken when exposed to the sun. Discover where these lenses came from, how they work and why they're commonly referred to as "transition" lenses in this episode of BrainStuff.
  • How does a movie clapperboard work?

    10 Feb 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A movie clapperboard isn't just a placemarker; this device helps movie makers synchronize a movie's audio and video elements. Find out how a traditional movie clapperboard works, as well as a digital one, in this episode of BrainStuff.
  • Why doesn't gasoline burn cleanly?

    7 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Since gasoline is a liquid formed of carbon and hydrogen, it's possible to trace the chemical reactions in car exhaust and understand what types of pollutants are created by a car's engine. Tune in and learn more about the science behind burning gas.
  • How do jet engines start?

    5 Feb 2014 | 2:14 pm
    If you've ever watched a jet engine start, you've probably noticed that the blades begin to rotate slowly before spinning up to full speed -- but why? Listen in as Marshall Brain breaks down the science behind jet engines in this episode.
  • Can cans and string really be used like a telephone?

    3 Feb 2014 | 3:18 pm
    You've probably heard of this trick before: Connecting two cans with a piece of string in the bottom of each can will supposedly allow people to speak over a distance to one another. Tune in as Marshall Brain explains how it works in this episode.
 
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    The Coolest Stuff on the Planet

  • Southeast Alaska: Rivers of Ice and Playful Whales

    7 Feb 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Southeast Alaska, also known as the Alaska Panhandle, is a favorite haunt of humpback whales and massive, shifting glaciers. See both in action in this episode of The Coolest Stuff on the Planet.
  • Chinese New Year

    31 Jan 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Chinese New Year is on Jan. 31 this year and the China Spring Festival (as it is also known) is a time of feasting, fireworks and good fortune. Join Rachel and Matt as they discuss Chinese New Year traditions, from red envelopes to housecleaning.
  • The Long Wall of 10,000 Li

    24 Jan 2014 | 8:44 am
    Often referred to as the Great Wall, China's Long Wall was originally constructed to keep out invaders from the North. Take a tour of the world's most famous wall -- and learn some surprising trivia along the way -- in this episode.
  • Karnak of Egypt

    17 Jan 2014 | 6:09 am
    Karnak is a sprawling, ruined temple complex near Luxor, Egypt that was built over a period of more than 1,500 years. Take a tour of Karnak's main temple -- and learn some fascinating trivia along the way -- in this episode.
  • The Killer Whales of British Columbia

    10 Jan 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Pacific Northwest is home to large communities of orcas, particularly British Columbia and the area around Vancouver Island. Learn more about these killer whales (that aren't whales at all) in this episode.
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    CarStuff

  • RC Aircraft

    13 Feb 2014 | 8:28 am
    It's pretty amazing when you think of it -- a relatively inexpensive RC helicopter can hover, ascend and descend at your command. But how does it work? Where do they come from? Join the guys as they take a closer look at RC aircraft.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part III

    11 Feb 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It's an unprecedented event: After years of podcasting, Scott and Ben have finally made a three-part episode. Where can you find Tuckers today? Where any Tuckers destroyed? Join the guys as they wrap up their series on Preston Tucker.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part II

    6 Feb 2014 | 9:34 am
    After building his reputation as an inventor, Tucker turned his aim toward automobiles. But was the world ready for the Tucker 48? Tune in to learn about the rise and fall of Preston Tucker in the second part of this series.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part I

    4 Feb 2014 | 10:31 am
    It's no secret that Preston Tucker was an automotive visionary. His innovative designs seemed poised to take the car-buying world by storm -- but how did he get started? Tune in to learn more.
  • What is car sickness?

    30 Jan 2014 | 7:42 am
    How does it happen? How can we prevent it? Listen in to learn more about car sickness.
 
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    Stuff Mom Never Told You

  • Fictional Attraction

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Where do celebrity crushes, affections for fictional characters and hero worship come from? Cristen and Caroline shed light on the fascinating spectrum of parasocial relationships we develop with people in books, television and tabloids.
  • The MAKERS of Comedy

    10 Feb 2014 | 7:54 am
    Comedy hasn't always been an especially welcoming space for women. Cristen and Caroline highlight the hilarious female trailblazers who've been honored by MAKERS, an historic initiative that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled.
  • The Curse of Swearing Women

    5 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Swearing and use of profanity is has long been a considered a masculine habit, while women are the "experts of euphemism." Cristen and Caroline unpack the sociolinguistic danger of women swearing and whether the profanity gender gap is closing at home and in the workplace.
  • Can birth control kill you?

    3 Feb 2014 | 8:45 am
    A recent Vanity Fair article detailed the potentially fatal side effects of certain types of birth control. Cristen and Caroline unravel the science of birth control risk factors, how to minimize birth control risk and what the Vanity Fair story leaves out.
  • Stuck on the Sidelines

    29 Jan 2014 | 1:08 pm
    During the Super Bowl, the only women on the football fields will be on the sidelines. Cristen and Caroline highlight historical landmarks of women in sports journalism and American football's troubling tradition of relegating women reporters to the sidelines to serve as on-camera "eye candy."
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    The Stuff of Genius

  • Tetris! A Riddle Wrapped In An Enigma

    16 Jan 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Alexey Pajitnov changed the world of gaming forever when he created Tetris. Learn the history of this famous game and how it came to be.
  • Hack Your New Year

    14 Jan 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Want to successfully meet your resolutions in 2014? Use these 5 lifehacks at the beginning of your year, so you're happy with the rest of it!
  • The Iceman Cometh... Jacob Perkin's First Refrigerator

    9 Jan 2014 | 9:55 am
    Jacob Perkins was always a tinkerer, but in 1834 he patented the refrigerator. Learn how his version worked by vaporizing dangerous chemicals.
  • No More Woof

    7 Jan 2014 | 6:00 am
    Talking dogs are cute and all, but what if you could actually translate your dog's thoughts into English? A Scandinavian research lab claims they've invented the answer.
  • Explosions in the Sky

    31 Dec 2013 | 7:31 am
    Thousands of years ago, the Chinese invented fireworks. Learn the origin of these celebrated pyrotechnics in this episode.
 
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    Stuff You Missed in History Class

  • Abelard and Heloise

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Abelard was a poet, philosopher and theologian; Heloise was one of his students. This is a tragic love story, complete with lovers forced apart, a secret marriage, a castration and repeated exhumations. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Giacomo Casanova

    10 Feb 2014 | 8:20 am
    Casanova led a life so full of sex and adventure that today we call any particularly charismatic and successful lover by his name. But he was also. smart and witty, traveled and wrote extensively, and had a hand in all kinds of aristocratic intrigue.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Pt. 2

    5 Feb 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Rosa's arrest for breaking bus segregation laws catalyzed the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the keystones in the American Civil Rights Movement. It was widely covered in the national media, which brought more attention to the struggle for equal rights.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Pt. 1

    3 Feb 2014 | 8:38 am
    Anyone who has ever heard about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States is sure to know that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. But that's but a tiny sliver of her life story.
  • Crown Prince Sado of Korea

    29 Jan 2014 | 8:29 am
    Crown Prince Sado of Korea -- sometimes called Korea's "Coffin King" -- has been described as insane, depraved and sadistic, but when you examine his short life, it’s more complicated than a list of acts of savagery (though there are plenty of those).
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    Stuff You Should Know

  • How Cave Dwellers Work

    13 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    You know the cavemen, a race of human cousins who lived exclusively in caves? They didn’t exist. Sure prehistoric hominids used caves sometimes but they lived in other places too. Luckily the time they spent in caves has given us a glance at their culture thanks to the protective environments of caves.
  • Do objects or experiences make us happier?

    11 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since Sartre classified things that make us happy into the categories of having and doing, science took up the investigation into materialism and experientialism. The results have been in for a while: experiences win by a wide margin, but why exactly?
  • How Sign Language Works

    6 Feb 2014 | 1:59 pm
    It wasn’t until the 19th century that America’s dominant sign language was developed and despite its co-existence alongside English, a user would be hard-pressed to sign with a British person. Find out about the independent evolution of sign language in the U.S. and how intuitively sensible it is.
  • Will computers replace doctors?

    4 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    With savvy and health-conscious people taking control of their wellbeing through apps and sites, technology is meeting the desire for individuals’ responsibility for their health. But is the day coming soon when doctors will be obsolete, replaced by computers that read our health-related data to treat us?
  • What are crystal skulls?

    30 Jan 2014 | 6:00 am
    Back in the early 20th-century mysterious skulls made from polished crystals began to enter the collections of private enthusiasts of the occult. Discovered by adventurers raiding sacred areas of the ancient world, these skulls were said to possess unusual supernatural powers and their owners, who could use them to "will death" to others. Learn about the strange history of these curious and suspect archaeological finds in this lost episode of Stuff You Should Know.
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    TechStuff

  • The War on Net Neutrality

    12 Feb 2014 | 12:43 pm
    What is net neutrality and why is it in trouble? We reexamine the concept of net neutrality and look at how recent court decisions in the US put it in jeopardy.
  • Like a Beacon

    10 Feb 2014 | 12:52 pm
    What are Beacons and what do they have to do with Bluetooth? We look at how a simple technology could make shopping a breeze - or track your every move.
  • Steam in a Box

    5 Feb 2014 | 3:07 pm
    What's the deal with Steamboxes? Jonathan and Lauren look at Valve's approach to the living room gaming market and debate the pros and cons of the Steambox.
  • TechStuff Listens to Dolby

    3 Feb 2014 | 9:33 am
    Who was Ray Dolby? TechStuff takes a look at the life and work of a man whose inventions changed how we experience sound.
  • Look What I Found!

    29 Jan 2014 | 12:38 pm
    How are archaeologists using high-tech tools to study ancient, forgotten ruins? We look at everything from radar to satellite imagery.
 
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    Plain Tips

  • 3 Mistakes That Kill Your Weight Loss Efforts

    Iram Parveen Bilal
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:52 am
    Stay Away From Shortcuts. Avoid These Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes And Enjoy Optimum Body Weight And Health For The Rest Of Your Life.The post 3 Mistakes That Kill Your Weight Loss Efforts appeared first on Plain Tips.
  • Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

    Iram Parveen Bilal
    19 Jan 2014 | 9:36 am
    Cinnamon Offers Countless Benefits For Health And Wellness Including Weight Loss. Below Are The Top 10 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon.The post Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon appeared first on Plain Tips.
  • Insert Subscript And Superscript In Microsoft Word

    Syed Rehan Gillani
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:47 am
    This Tutorial Explains How To Insert Subscript And Superscript In MS Word Manually And With Keyboard Shortcut. Tutorial Covers Word 2007, 2010 And Word 2013.The post Insert Subscript And Superscript In Microsoft Word appeared first on Plain Tips.
  • WordPress Admin Login

    Syed Rehan Gillani
    16 Jan 2014 | 7:23 am
    Don't Know How To Login To Your Wordprss Blog? This Short Tutorial Has Been Published To Help You Find The Exact URL Of Your Wordpress Admin Login Page.The post WordPress Admin Login appeared first on Plain Tips.
  • Omega 3 And Weight Loss

    Iram Parveen Bilal
    13 Jan 2014 | 9:40 am
    Omega 3 Boosts Your Body's Ability To Burn More Fat. Discover Some Amazing And Rarely Known Health Benefits Of EFAs And How Omega 3 Helps In Weight Loss.The post Omega 3 And Weight Loss appeared first on Plain Tips.
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    How To Lose Belly Fat? (For Women)

  • Venus Factor Cookbook Review

    Harriette D. Cordes
    11 Feb 2014 | 2:27 am
    I never realized that some minor changes in the cooking process and a little use of common sense could lead to a faster and sustainable weight loss. I really appreciate John Barban’s efforts to help women lose weight in a healthier way. The Venus Factor Cookbook is an add-on product that can be purchased separately or as a combo with the original Venus Factor Program by john barban. The author’s objective behind this e-book is to guide women prepare food they love in a way that makes them lighter (lesser calories) without compromising on taste and overall experience. The Venus Factor…
  • 3 Tips For A Healthier Weight Loss

    Harriette D. Cordes
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:47 am
    Excessive body weight is not an isolated issue. Think of it as a combine symptom of many physical, psychological and social problems. There is no Ultimate weight loss program that works for every individual. No program can address all the causes that made you overweight. However, these 3 diet tips have been thoroughly researched by many weight loss professionals across the globe and are proven to be effective in majority of cases. Following these diet tips will surely help you maximize the overall results of your weight loss plan. 1Eat Plenty of Omega 3 Omega 3 is a group of fatty acids that…
  • Top 10 Metabolism Boosters

    Harriette D. Cordes
    26 Dec 2013 | 7:51 am
    Boosting metabolism is the Holy Grail for all of those who want to lose weight because a faster metabolism will enable you to lose more weight than a person with the same activity level and diet. It is crucial to enhance it to lead a normal and healthy life. There are various ways to increase it. Below are Top 10 metabolism boosters, that will help you achieve your fitness goals. 01Breakfast Literally means breaking your body’s overnight fast. It is the most important meal of the day because after waking up it is the first thing that can speed up your metabolism. Think of metabolism…
  • Venus Factor Final Phase

    Harriette D. Cordes
    25 Dec 2013 | 2:01 pm
    Venus Factor Final Phase is an additional 12-week plan that is aimed for advanced fat loss and muscle toning for women who already have completed the main Venus Factor Program. Final Phase is not included in your initial purchase of the Venus Factor System. In fact you don’t need this guide at all if your objective is just to lose weight by getting rid of excessive body fat.  However if you are willing to take your efforts to the next level and want to fine tune the shape of your body, The Venus Factor Final Phase can be purchased as an add-on product. The final phase is a 94 paged manual…
  • How To Increase Leptin Sensitivity

    Harriette D. Cordes
    23 Dec 2013 | 8:59 am
    The best way to stay healthy is to stay informed about how your body works. Before going further with the main topic How to Increase Leptin Sensitivity, let us take a look over what leptin really is and how it helps regulate the body fat. If you already have the basic understanding of Hormones, please feel free to skip the upcoming paragraph. Brain (the wet mass of cell tissue) is the most powerful organ of your body that is responsible for everything from True Love to getting you out of the bed every morning. The brain uses Neurons to control a large number of body functions. However neurons…
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