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Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Space without a suit? You’ll probably die from the lack of pressure in a vacuum. But other extreme hazards won’t help either.

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Dressing up to feel powerful may have been a fashion fad of the 1980s, but do we still think differently if we wear formal clothes?

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How Dirty Is Soap?

March 15th, 2017

It’s good hygiene to wash your hands after touching shared bathroom surfaces. But bars of soap are a shared surface. Does soap really help get you clean?

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How Does Hair Dye Work?

March 13th, 2017

Some hair dyes are basically fine-grained paint. But dyes that stick with you for more than a couple weeks physically and chemically change each hair. Learn how with Christian Sager.