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How scientists are searching for aliens

They’re not looking for UFOs or decoding government secrets. They’re doing something much simpler. For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable It’s a great... more

28 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
A universal virus-killer?

Airborne diseases kill millions of people a year, despite available antibiotics and vaccines. But scientists think there might be another... more

21 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Why do we cry?

Humans seem to be the only animals that cry from emotion. This Valentine’s Day, we’re wondering: What makes our tears... more

14 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Should you quit Diet Coke?

Safety questions have haunted aspartame — the no-calorie sweetener used in many diet soft drinks and other low-calorie products —... more

07 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
The case for cursing

Can swearing make you stronger? For more, go to http://vox.com/unexplainable It’s a great place to view show transcripts and read more about... more

31 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
The math problem that could break the internet

Today's internet is built on a series of locks and keys that protect your private information as it travels through... more

24 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
Garbage patch kids

Scientists didn’t think it was possible for life to thrive in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then, they found some... more

17 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
A stethoscope for the rainforest

Researchers planted microphones in a forest and walked away. Listening back could help heal rainforest ecosystems. For show transcripts, go to... more

10 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

What’s up with the weird golden egg at the bottom of the ocean? How do eggs actually choose sperm? Hit... more

03 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Something weird near the beginning of time

The James Webb Space Telescope launched two years ago, giving scientists a new view into the early universe. Now, it's... more

20 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
How scientists are searching for aliens