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SYSK Selects: How the Sun Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, amateur astrophysicists Josh and Chuck break out the stats...

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SYSK Selects: Fecal Transplants: You Gonna Drink That Poop?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, medical ecology is concerned with understanding how microbes...

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SYSK Selects: The Cheesiest SYSK Episode Ever

In this week's SYSK Select episode, cheese is often overlooked as a one of humanity's great...

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How HIV/AIDS Works, Part II

In part two of the series on HIV/AIDS, Chuck and Josh explore how the battle against the disease...

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Chiggers: The Phantom Menace

Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes?...

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Does Kin Selection Explain Altruism?

There’s a curious puzzle unanswered by the theory of evolution: why do some animals give up their...

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What Makes Lead So Poisonous?

The people of Flint, MI were horrified to find their drinking water was poisoned with lead. As we...

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How Labor Strikes Work

Labor strikes are the last resort of a workforce frustrated with low pay or dangerous working...

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Evel Knievel Part I

Evel Knievel was perhaps the world's most legendary daredevil. He came along at a time when the...

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SYSK Selects: Can you die of a broken heart?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, in the early 1990s, Japanese researchers found a strange...

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SYSK Selects: How Breast Implants Work

In this week's SYSK Select episode, the first attempt at breast augmentation surgery was on a...

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SYSK Selects: Gesundheit! How Allergies Work

In this week's SYSK Select episode, about 30-40 percent of humans suffer from some sort of...

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SYSK Selects: How Revisionist History Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, perhaps you equate the term to conspiracy theories and...

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SYSK Selects: How Beer Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, at long last, Josh and Chuck take on perhaps their most...

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SYSK Selects: What's the deal with Rasputin's death?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, Grigori Rasputin, the Russian charismatic cleric and...

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SYSK Selects: How Maps Work

In this week's SYSK Select episode, yes, your brain may have just flash-dried from boredom at the...

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SYSK Selects: How Beer Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, at long last, Josh and Chuck take on perhaps their most...

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SYSK Selects: Scooby Dooby Doo, Where Are You?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, for decades, Scooby Doo has captivated children across the...

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SYSK Selects: How Disco Works

In today's SYSK Select episode, fly, robin, fly indeed. No musical genre has risen and burned out...

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SYSK Selects: Why do men have nipples?

In this week's SYSK Select episode, they’re always right there, taunting you: why do you have me,...

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