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Science Solved It

19 EpisodesProduced by VICEWebsite

A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

19 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

Introducing "Chapo," a New Podcast From VICE News

October 30th, 2018


If you like The VICE Guide To Right Now, we think you'll also really enjoy VICE News' first ever podcast, "Chapo." As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes …

[BONUS] Introducing Queerly Beloved

September 12th, 2018


If you've been enjoying Science Solved It, we think you'll also love our newest VICE podcast, Queerly Beloved.

Queerly Beloved ​is a new podcast …

Blood Falls

August 7th, 2018


In the heart of Antarctica, a blood red waterfall pours out of a glacier and cascades down 100 feet. It took more than 100 years for scientists to discover the source of this eerie feature. 


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The Doctor Who Drank Bacteria

July 31st, 2018


For more than a century, doctors believed they understood the cause of stomach ulcers: stress. But in the 1980s, one Australian doctor dared to …

The Devil’s Kettle

July 24th, 2018


In northern Minnesota, a waterfall splits in two. One half tumbles over the edge and continues down the river, the other half drops into a huge hole …

The Scuba Diving Flies

July 17th, 2018


In Mono Lake, California, tiny flies have developed a unique ability: they can swim underwater, thanks to a scuba-suit-like bubble that forms as they enter the lake. But how do they do it?


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An Ancient Star that Took 600 Years to Explain

July 10th, 2018


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 …

The Kentucky Meat Shower

July 3rd, 2018


On March 3, 1876, chunks of meat fell from the sky in Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The locals came up with bizarre theories for where the meat came from, without realizing the truth had already been uncovered by a clever …


June 26th, 2018


Season Two of Science Solved It kicks off with a pernicious conspiracy theory: chemtrails. This theory won't die, even though the scientific …

Introducing Science Solved It: Season 2

June 22nd, 2018


Season two of Science Solved It debuts on Tuesday, June 26. Subscribe now so you stay updated on every new episode. 


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7.5 - Post-Season Wrap Up

June 13th, 2017


Kaleigh and Tim reflect on the first season and discuss their goals for next season. Plus we hear from a listener and chat about Kaleigh’s accent.


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7 - The Ghost Trees

June 6th, 2017


Hidden throughout the mesmerizing redwood forests of California’s coast are stark, pure white trees. These rare albino redwoods don’t have the chlorophyll that other plants have. Chlorophyll makes plants green but it’s …

6 - The Pokémon Shock

May 30th, 2017


On December 16, 1997, an episode of Pokémon aired in Japan. The next day, reports began to spread of hundreds, even thousands, of children …

5 - The Map That (Almost) Changed the World

May 23rd, 2017


In 1854, the London neighborhood of Soho experienced a deadly outbreak of cholera, a truly horrible disease. Doctors at the time were powerless to …

4 - Ancient Aliens or Prehistoric Hot Air Balloons?

May 16th, 2017


The Nazca lines have baffled scientists and explorers for centuries. The giant carvings in the earth are best viewed from space, but they were created sometime around 500 A.D. How did they execute such elaborate …

3 - The Unexplained Flying Lights Are Big and Bright

May 9th, 2017


The small town of Marfa, Texas has been a regular tourist attraction for decades, as travellers flock to catch a glimpse of the strange, beautiful …

2 - Don’t Be Alarmed, But the Rocks Are Crawling

May 2nd, 2017


Deep in Death Valley National Park, there’s a dried up lakebed that’s home to some of the most extreme weather on the continent. It’s also home to the sailing stones: giant hunks of rock that inexplicably move across …

1 - A Call from the Deep

April 25th, 2017


In 1997, ocean researchers listening for the sound of underwater volcanoes accidentally recorded something they had never heard before. The noise, …

0 - Introducing Science Solved It

April 18th, 2017


A mystery is only as good as its solution…at least, that’s what host Kaleigh Rogers believes. Science Solved It is a new weekly show from Motherboard …

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