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Unexplainable
Unexplainable
Vox

Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast... more

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Episodes

Jumping the gun

At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, sprinter TyNia Gaither was disqualified for false starting ... after the gun went off.... more

21 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
An Alzheimer's uproar

This past July, a bombshell report in Science magazine suggested that a key Alzheimer’s study might have contained manipulated evidence.... more

14 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Salamander search party

One of the world’s most biodiverse aquifers is full of strange, blind creatures that have evolved in isolation for millions... more

31 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
What did dinosaurs sound like?

They probably didn’t roar like lions. Their real voices were likely much, much weirder. We asked scientists to help us... more

24 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Can ovaries make new eggs?

There's an old story scientists tell about human ovaries: that they are ticking clocks that only lose eggs, never gain... more

17 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
Will the eel (slim, shady) please have sex?

Where eels come from is a surprisingly difficult question to answer, in large part because scientists have never actually seen... more

10 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Yawn baby yawn

People yawn when they’re bored, right? So then why do athletes yawn before races? And why do so many animals... more

27 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
What’s the James Webb telescope searching for?

A lava planet, life on other worlds, the very first starlight in the universe — the most powerful space telescope... more

20 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
Vitamin X

Millions of Americans take dietary supplements — everything from vitamins and minerals to weight loss pills and probiotics. But because... more

13 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
Lost Worlds: What killed Venus?

Venus is the hottest, scariest planet in the solar system, but billions of years ago it may have been a... more

29 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Unexplainable
Jumping the gun
Unexplainable