Science Solved It

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Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
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To Solve a Medical Mystery, This Doctor Drank Live Bacteria

Dr. Barry Marshall swallowed helicobacter pylori to prove it was the cause of a common ailment.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.18
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Where the Devil's Kettle 'Waterfall to Nowhere' Really Goes

It turns out the water doesn’t disappear at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.24.18
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After Hundreds of Years, We’ve Finally Figured Out How These Flies Can Swim Underwater

Alkali flies have been a fixture of Mono Lake, California for hundreds of years, but scientists only recently unravelled the secret of their aquatic abilities.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.17.18
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It Took 600 Years to Figure Out This Mysterious, Exploding Ancient Star

Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.10.18
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The Mystery of the Kentucky 'Meat Shower'

A “meat shower” is exactly what it sounds like, but it turns out there’s a pretty simple, likely explanation for what caused it.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.3.18
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Send This Article to All Your Friends Who Believe in Chemtrails

On the season two premiere of Science Solved It, we dive into one of the most pervasive conspiracy theories: chemtrails.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.26.18
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Meat Rain, Blood Waterfalls, and Chemtrails Star in the Second Season of Our Podcast

Science Solved It returns Tuesday, June 26 with all new episodes.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.25.18
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These Mysterious Pure White Redwood Trees Defy the Laws of Nature

Zane Moore has a theory for how these trees defy the laws of nature.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.7.17
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Did 'Pokemon' Actually Give Kids Seizures In the 90s?

An investigation.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.31.17
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Doctors Didn’t Know How Cholera Spread Until One Genius Drew a Map

In the midst of a deadly cholera outbreak in London, a local anesthetist figured out how the disease was spreading using data visualization.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.17
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Satellite Images Revealed the Secret Meaning of These Ancient Desert Spirals

The Nazca lines are world famous geoglyphs, and their nearby spiral structure help explain why they were built.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.16.17