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Sylvan Esso & Jaime's Song

How to hear the song Sylvan Esso composed for our Elements episode.

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Looking Back With Dr. Sacks

Delightful photos of Dr. Oliver Sacks as a young man.

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On-Air This Week: Help!

This week: tips on brokering deals with yourself...when one part of you wants to change, and another part won't budge. Listen to Help! on a station near you.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

In our What's Left When You're Right episode, we tackle the mysterious endurance of southpaws--left-handed people living in a right-handed world. Turns out, art history is equally (but oppositely) biased with left-facing portraits.

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Mau Mau Deleted Scene

A deleted scene from our Mau Mau episode.  We just couldn't figure out where to put this little bit of conversation.

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Sperm Tales

 If you think you learned all there is to know from that junior high school filmstrip, think again.

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Comparing Sperm Whales To Sperm: A Swimming Contest

Ready, get set, go! Let's compare a sperm whale plowing through the ocean to a human sperm plowing through a glass of water: The whale barely notices the water it's in; the sperm — oh, gee — it's got a problem. And a masterful solution.

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Counting Chrysalis

What is there to do when you find yourself in front of a wall of insect chrysalides, waiting for a butterfly, transformed from a caterpillar, to emerge? Count and stare, of course.

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A Metaphor For Forgetting

Alzheimer's, the disease that creeps in and slowly erases what you know until, eventually, there's no more to erase is still largely a mystery. But this short animation by Po Chou Chi tries to make poetic sense of what it might feel like.

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