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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

Check out Radiolab’s new spin-off podcast, More Perfect. This seven-week series starts June 2, 2016. You can subscribe here, and here.

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On-Air This Week: After Life

This week on a station near you, eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die

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Mice Puppets and Souls

Lulu Miller ponders the idea of an afterlife, by way of a puppet show designed by psychologists...and some early childhood lessons about peek-a-boo and how the world works.

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The poetry of "Elements"

The Firefly Firework Lottery

Thousands of people take to the woods to see the mating rituals of a very small beetle with an astounding ability.

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Gravitational Anarchy

In this short, we revisited a mystery from our Falling episode--a mystery involving falling cats, statistics, and terminal velocity. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extraordinaire, took us to task for using "bad data," while science writer David Quammen stepped in to defend the data set in question. Meanwhile, the debate rages on ...

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Update: Devil Tumors

In our Famous Tumors episode, we take a look at what happens when cancer becomes contagious. Now, new findings about a second contagious cancer discovered in Tasmanian devils has us, and researcher Elizabeth Murchison, wondering whether transmissible tumors may be more common than we once thought.

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Krulwich Wonders: Odd Things Happen When You Chop Up Cities And Stack Them Sideways

Robert takes a look at a series of dissected cities, and finds himself falling for the charmingly crooked bits and pieces of one in particular.

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Space Capsules

Imagine trying to sum up life on Earth on one little record... for an alien or humans of the far-off future. What sounds would you use? What images? We asked Margaret Cho, Philip Glass, Alice Waters, Michael Cunningham, and Neil Gaiman what they'd send into space.

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