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On-Air This Week: 60 Words

This week: how one sentence -- just 60 Words written in the hours after the September 11 attacks -- became the legal foundation for the "war on terror." Listen on a station near you.

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60 Words Update

How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, or identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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The Meter: The Measure of a Man

Turns out the story of the meter (or, you know, the metre) is every bit as epic and fascinating as the story of the kilogram we told a few weeks ago in ≤ kg. Oh, and it turns out the meter might be a giant conspiracy.

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An Animated Adventure from Minute Physics

Radiolab just had our first (unofficial) artist-in-residence. Check out this great video he made to go with our Things episode.

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