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1,500 Clues to Human Evolution

Professor Lee Berger is perhaps the luckiest paleoanthropologist there is. From the man who brought us Taung Child, comes yet another new human ancestor. Welcome, Homo naledi! 

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On-Air This Week: Who Am I?

The "mind" and "self" were formerly the domain of philosophers & priests. But this hour, neurologists lead the charge. Tune in to a station near you and find out what makes you, you. 

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Why Dolphins Make Us Nervous

In 2013, India banned dolphin entertainment parks. They are "morally unacceptable," says a government ministry. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, the U.S. Navy announced that 24 dolphins trained to sniff for underwater mines will be replaced by robots.

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The poetry of "Elements"

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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Photos: Before and After Carlisle

We were incredibly moved by the "Before and After" student photos we saw on our trip to Carlisle, PA. Here are a few of the most powerful images we came across in the archives.

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Photos: Carlisle Football

Here are some of our favorite photos from researching the Carlisle Indian School and its ground-breaking football program. 

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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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