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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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On-Air This Week: What's Left When You're Right?

From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left. Listen on a station near you.

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A Tough Little Droplet Fights To Stick Around

It's just a drop of water. It's about to fall. And when it does, a story begins. What happens next may feel oddly familiar. Maybe it's telling you — about you.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.

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What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment

This bird likes livers, kidneys, entrails — anything it can pluck that's freshly dead. But what if you served it ... a painting?

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Two Glorious Science Experiments: One About Sex, The Other About Lunch

In the 1760s, an Italian scientist ran a sex experiment that required putting teeny trousers on some ardent male frogs. Hot guys in pants, it turns out, aren't so hot.

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