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On-Air This Week: Memory and Forgetting

Remembering is a tricky, unstable business. This week: a look behind the curtain of how memories are made...and unmade. Listen to Memory and Forgetting on a station near you.

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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 Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

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What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

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A Look Inside Eastern State Penitentiary

Check out the abandoned cells and corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary -- the radical 19-Century Philadelphia prison we visited in our Morality episode.

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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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