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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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How do astronomers photograph a black hole? How often do planes get hit by lightning? What does the EPA actually do? Science is all around us and transforming our world at a rapid pace. Extragalactic astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt is here to guide you through it. She'll help you make sense of the everyday and the once-in-a-lifetime.

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English


Episodes

368 - Coronavirus Myths and Facts with Epidemics Expert Dr. Jonathan Quick

3/30/2020
One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from the threat of COVID-19 is to separate the facts from the myths. Dr. Jonathan Quick, infectious disease expert and author of The End of Epidemics, joined Everyday Einstein to tell you how. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Visit the CDC Coronavirus Information website. Links:...

Duration:00:15:35

174 - How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

3/23/2020
Each year a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links:...

Duration:00:10:01

367 - How Can I Sanitize My Smartphone and My House?

3/16/2020
Sanitation is on everyone's minds right now. What's the best way to clean your (probably gross) phone, your home, and your own hands? Do you need antibacterial soap? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/sanitize-smartphone https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:10:06

366 - What Is a Chimera? Could You Be One?

3/9/2020
What's a chimera, and how common is chimerism? Most cases in humans are discovered by accident, so you could be a chimera and not even know it! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/chimera https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe...

Duration:00:09:15

365 - The Science of Composting

3/2/2020
Rotting food in landfills is a major contributor to climate change. Composting works differently. Here's the science behind composting and some great reasons to get started. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/composting | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:10:17

364 - How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

2/24/2020
No, you can't really "dig to China." But what if you could ride the so-called gravity train through the center of the Earth to the opposite side? How long would it take? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/fall-through-earth | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:26

363 - Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

2/17/2020
Betelgeuse, a massive star in the Orion constellation, is dimming. Could it be about to explode in a spectacular supernova? What would that look like here on Earth? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/betelgeuse | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:11:42

362 - The Science of Soulmates

2/10/2020
Whether you're seeking a soulmate or wondering whether your partner is The One this Valentine's Day, one thing's for sure—math isn't on your side. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/soulmates | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:06

361 - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

2/3/2020
The Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has spread from China to other countries around the globe, including the U.S. What precautions should you take? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/coronavirus | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:41

360 - Stars Are Suns, Suns Are Bright—So, Why Is the Night Sky Dark?

1/27/2020
Olbers' Paradox tells us that the night sky shouldn't be dark—it should be as bright as the surface of the sun in all directions! Why isn't it? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/night-sky-dark | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:10:30

359 - Why Do Skunks Smell So Bad and What Can You Do About It?

1/20/2020
Skunks have a seriously stinky defense mechanism. Why does skunk spray smell so awful, and how do you fight it? The answer lies in chemistry! TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/skunk-smell-science | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:40

273 - The Fascinating Physics of Figure Skating

1/13/2020
Although figure skaters make their sport look easy, executing the perfect jump requires a precise combination of speed, force, vertical velocity, angular momentum, friction and, of course, timing. How do these crucial pieces work together to create the perfect loop, flip, salchow, axel or lutz? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-physics-of-figure-skating Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW...

Duration:00:08:51

358 - Science Says It Takes This Long to Form a Habit

1/6/2020
Here's what goes on in your brain when you make a resolution, and how long it might take for it to stick. (Hint: It's not 21 days.) TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/how-long-habit | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:07:31

206 - Why and How Do Smells Trigger Memories?

12/30/2019
What is it about our sense of smell that works to better trigger our memory and our emotions? TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/why-do-smells-trigger-memories | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:09

357 - Fun Snowy Science Experiments

12/23/2019
If you dream of a frosty landscape (or your kids just can't get enough of Frozen II), here are some fun ways to learn more about snow and even create a crystal snowflake. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/snowflakes | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:07:59

356 - Is Astrology Real? Here's What Science Says

12/16/2019
About a third of Americans believe astrology is "very" or "sort of scientific." But does being a Pisces, Virgo rising really matter in the eyes of science? TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/is-astrology-real | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:02

355 - Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Astronaut?

12/9/2019
Did you ever gaze longingly at the stars and swear you'd be an astronaut when you grew up? Here's what it takes to qualify for the NASA astronaut program. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/be-an-astronaut | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:10:39

354 - Have Scientists Discovered a Fifth Force?

12/2/2019
Scientists may have discovered a fifth fundamental force of nature. But it's an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence. What does it all mean? TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/have-scientists-discovered-a-fifth-force | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:09:42

353 - Can You Still Get the Plague?

11/25/2019
The bacteria responsible for the Black Death is still around, and there's no vaccine. Should you be worried about the disease that decimated European populations in the Middle Ages? TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/the-plague | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:08:14

352 - Can Science Explain Our Obsession With Pumpkin Spice?

11/18/2019
When fall arrives, so do all things pumpkin spice. But why do we crave it? Turns out there are biological and psychological reasons behind our obsession. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/education/science/pumpkin-spice Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qdteinstein Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdteinstein

Duration:00:07:33