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How Perfume Works

Women consistently rate scent as the most important factor in a man’s attractiveness and men have...

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Some Movies That Changed Filmmaking

An estimated 50,000 films were made worldwide in 2009 alone. Many are surely clunkers, but in...

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How Junk Food Works

Junk food is literally that, empty calories of energy that provide little nutritional value and...

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How Racial Profiling Works

At its base, criminal profiling is a legitimate investigatory tool. The Supreme Court has drawn a...

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How Earth-Like Planets Work

Since the Kepler telescope went online, astronomers have found there may be an estimate 40...

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How Auto-Tune Works

What began as a challenge to an oil engineer to make a terrible singer into a pitch-perfect one,...

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How Umami Works!

For millennia humans have recognized four tastes, but in the 1980s a fifth taste first isolated...

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Is there a disease that kills by preventing sleep?

The strange disease of fatal familial insomnia was first recorded in the 18th century. Its...

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How Extinction Works

Scientists believe that 99% of the estimated 50 billion species that have ever lived on Earth...

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How Bipolar Disorder Works

Suffering from bipolar disorder means a lot more than your garden variety mood swings. Bouts of...

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How Mars Works

Sure today Mars would kill you with its thin, toxic atmosphere and cold desert temperature swings...

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How the Deep Web Works

Perhaps you didn’t realize that when you search the web you’re only skimming the surface. In...

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How Pet Psychics Work

In the early 21st century a trend of people who claim to be able to telepathically and...

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How Castration Works

In this episode, Josh and Chuck teach you everything you ever wanted to know but were too freaked...

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How Guide Dogs Work

You know how when you see a guide dog leading a blind person to their destination and you think,...

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TV Bonus: Stuff You Should Know, Live at Comic-Con

How does time travel work? Could it ever cross the line from science fiction into science fact?...

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How Meth Works

You know how when you do a lot of crystal methamphetamine you get meth mouth, where your teeth...

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Taste and How it Works

Taste seems like a pretty simple sense, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how...

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Can your grandfather's diet shorten your life?

Epigenetics is a fascinating field of genetics that studies how the epigenome and environmental,...

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How Tourette Syndrome Works

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, commonly referred to as Tourette's, is a neurological disorder...

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