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George In New Jersey

What if the Galapagos Island's most beloved creature turned up right next door in scenic Woodland Park, New Jersey?

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On-Air This Week: Space

We ponder our insignificant place in the universe, and boldly go after stories of romance and cynicism in Outer Space. Listen to Space on a station near you.

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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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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.

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An Animated Adventure from Minute Physics

We recently had our first (unofficial) artist-in-residence. Check out this great video he made to go with our Things episode.

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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of a galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.

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