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Unexplainable

Unexplainable

105 Episodes By Vox
Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.
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Expecting: Weed and pregnancy
Many states have extremely punitive policies around ... more
May 24 2023 33m
The Mysteries of Pregnancy
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Expecting: Baby brain
Caring for a child seems to change parents’ brains. ... more
May 17 2023 27m
The Parental Brain and Parenthood's Effects
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Expecting: Pregnancy souvenirs
Fetuses leave cells behind in their parents' bodies,... more
May 10 2023 36m
Mysteries of Pregnancy and Parenting
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The tornado problem
2023 has been a record-setting year for tornadoes, a... more
May 3 2023 24m
The Power of Tornadoes
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How to resurrect a mammoth
Scientists are hard at work trying to bring back woo... more
Apr 26 2023 32m
De-Extinction Debate
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Live show, dead dinosaurs
We did a live show! We talked about how one of our f... more
Apr 19 2023 37m
The Power of Inspiration and Support
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Talking trees
Studies suggesting trees communicate through an elab... more
Apr 12 2023 23m
Exploring Fungi in Nature
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Your questions, unexplained
This week, we tackle three listener questions — on s... more
Apr 5 2023 28m
Grad Student & Accountant
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What's so funny?
Scientists are digging into what makes something fun... more
Mar 22 2023 20m
Exploring the Science of Humor
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Origins: The meaning of “life”
For every definition of life, there’s a creature tha... more
Mar 15 2023 26m
Understanding the Complexity of Viruses
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Origins: The first living thing
How did life on Earth start? To help answer that, re... more
Mar 8 2023 29m
Exploring the Mystery of Life
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Origins: How did Earth get its water?
Life as we know it needs water, but scientists can’t... more
Mar 1 2023 27m
Solar System's Goldilocks Zone
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What is love?
Can science help us predict whether a relationship w... more
Feb 15 2023 34m
Exploring Our Preferences in Relationships
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Why we hiccup
Listeners told us that eating baby carrots or tellin... more
Feb 8 2023 29m
Treating Acute Hiccups
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We booped an asteroid
Last fall, a NASA spacecraft slammed into an asteroi... more
Feb 1 2023 22m
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Your creepy, crawly roommates
Our houses are homes to hidden worlds of bugs. And t... more
Jan 25 2023 27m
Bugs That Live in Our Homes
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Henrietta Leavitt and the end of the universe
In the early 1900s, Henrietta Leavitt made one of th... more
Jan 18 2023 32m
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Plants with eyes?
In the temperate rainforests of Chile, there is a vi... more
Jan 11 2023 28m
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Unexplainable or Not: Bikes, planes, ice skates
Our game show is back! This week, Avery Trufelman, h... more
Jan 4 2023 30m
Bikes
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Your gut's feelings
How we feel emotionally may be influenced by unseen ... more
Dec 21 2022 28m
The Gut Microbiome and Mood
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Nuclear fusion breaks through
Back in January, we spoke to a scientist at the Nati... more
Dec 14 2022 30m
The World's Most Powerful Laser
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Basic instinct
How do animals know how to do things like spin a web... more
Dec 7 2022 28m
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Why we cry
Humans seem to be the only animals that cry from emo... more
Nov 30 2022 24m
The Evolution of Emotional Tears.
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Can we live in space?
NASA just launched the Artemis program, a series of ... more
Nov 16 2022 31m
The Moon
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Holding on to power
A mountain, a tower, a thermos full of molten salt: ... more
Nov 9 2022 31m
How Electricity Works.
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