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A New 60 Words?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Last week President Obama put a draft of a new AUMF authorizing force against ISIL in front of Congress. 
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Reckoning With End of Life Care

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen to Jad and producer Sean Cole discuss the chasm between the end-of-life care doctors want for themselves and the care end-of-life patients often receive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
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Darwin's Stickers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How Charles Darwin's 150 year-old discoveries about human emotion are helping Facebook users better understand and empathize with each other.
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Photos: Before and After Carlisle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch this amazing video of Emilie Gossiaux, a young artist left blind after being struck by and 18-wheel truck, reconnect with her art by seeing with her tongue.  
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Like Watching Pitch Drop

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Keep an eye on the world's longest running experiment... you might catch the tenth drop fall sometime in the next 14 years...
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Explaining The Flashlight Sessions

Thursday, October 30, 2014

There are many ways to communicate with the dead, we examine one of them. 
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Your Future Memories Are At Stake

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the Digital Age, we're snapping more photos than ever before -- but are they actually causing us to forget?
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Musical Translations

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How Radiolab took 7 classic songs and transposed them, then translated them into 7 foreign languages. 
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Bob Milne Rocking Out

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ragtime pianist Bob Milne blows our minds with a should-be-impossible musical feat in our Inner Voices episode. After you listen, watch him go to town in this boogie-woogie piece.
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Radiolab en Español

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spanish speakers, we'd love some feedback. How does Radiolab sound in Spanish? Does it translate? 
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Getting to the Finish Line: The (Non) Limits of One Woman's Endurance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In 1982, Julie Moss entered the 4th annual Ironman competition. And with her body revolting against her, she finished on hands and knees. Listen to her story in Limits, and watch this.
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It's a Very Tough Little Spaceship and It Knows What It's Doing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It's no secret that we're a little obsessed with the Voyager mission, but we're even more obsessed with adorable children who are obsessed with the Voyager mission.
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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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George in New Jersey

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What if the Galapagos Islands' most beloved creature turned up right next door in scenic Woodland Park, New Jersey?
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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?
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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Friday, September 26, 2014

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

Friday, September 19, 2014

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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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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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