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In this episode, the EngiNerd examines gluten: what it is, the foods it is in, and the various physical symptoms caused by gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and the more serious celiac disease.

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In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explores parhelion, those bright spots of light that accompany the sun, sometimes called "sun dogs" or "light pillars". He explains how these spots of light form, where you can see them, and how they differ from rainbows.

In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd studies the greenhouse gas methane; its chemical composition, where it comes from, and the so-called "methane hot spot" that has been detected in the Four Corners area.

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Computers have been getting smaller and smaller, while at the same time getting more and more powerful. In this episode, the EngiNerd takes a look at the history of computers, how engineers have been able to consistently create smaller and more powerful machines, and what the future may hold.

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In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explores the world of owls: their amazing variety of their physical characteristics and how they contribute to being the deadly hunters that they are.

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Weather forecasters talk a lot about the weather phenomena know as El Niño and La Niña. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd takes a look at the differences between El Niño and La Niña, how it affects our weather, and what we might expect from the strong El Niño winter that is being forecast for the winter of 2015-2016.

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In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explores hiccups: what they are, what causes them, serious consequences that can result from severe cases of hiccups, and ways to cure them.

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Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year as the trees change their colors. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd looks at why and when aspen trees change colors in the fall, and describes an aspen grove in southeast Utah that is the largest known organism in the world.

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In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd looks into why we get a runny nose, how it is related to the dew point, and how jalapeno peppers can be a tortuous way to conduct your own runny nose experiment.

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Everybody knows that wearing a hat is the best way to stay warm in cold weather, right? Well, in this segment of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd debunks this common wisdom and encourages you to cover all of your body parts to stay warm when its cold.

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