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Stories by Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind

3 minutes ago — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Is Astrology Real? Here’s What Science Says

About a third of Americans believe astrology is "very" or "sort of scientific." But does being a Pisces, Virgo rising really matter in the eyes of science?

June 25, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Astronaut?

Did you ever gaze longingly at the stars and swear you'd be an astronaut when you grew up? Here's what it takes to qualify for the NASA astronaut program

June 21, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What’s the Science Behind Why We Hiccup?

Lots of things seem to trigger the involuntary reflex known as the hiccups, but does science understand why that reflex happens in the first place?

April 30, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Can Science Explain Deja Vu?

Most of us have experienced deja vu—that sensation when new events feel eerily familiar. Could this "glitch in the Matrix" be a brain short-circuit?

March 23, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Deep Is the Deepest Hole in the World?

There’s a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What’s it for? And why is the Internet Googling “Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?”...

February 22, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Why Do We Laugh?

We laugh even before we can speak. But why? Science has some answers to the mystery of human laughter, and some of them might surprise you

February 9, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Did Water Get on Earth?

About 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered with water, and it plays an important role in our daily lives. But how did water get on Earth in the first place?

October 6, 2019 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Real-Life Zombies

A zombie takeover is science fiction, right? Well, it turns out some zombies already exist in nature and “life” after brain death might not be so far-fetched

September 20, 2019 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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