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Krulwich Wonders: Are Those Spidery Black Things on Mars Dangerous? (Maybe)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

NPR

Every spring, spidery black thingies show up on Mars. Take a look at some photos, and read a few of the best explanations for what scientists think they might be.

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Mice Puppets and Souls

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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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From Robert Krulwich on Yellow Rain

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Robert responds to concerns about the "Yellow Rain" segment from our latest podcast, and offers an apology. Read his full statement here.

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Brain Fodder Vol. 1

Friday, September 28, 2012

A collection of the strange and wonderful things on the minds of Radiolab staffers this week.

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On Yellow Rain...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jad offers some more context on the "Yellow Rain" segment from our new episode The Fact of the Matter.

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Find a Face

Monday, September 24, 2012

We're so wired to recognize faces, we sometimes see them where they're not -- in clouds, in coffee swirls, in splotches of ink. This week, Lulu Miller leads a scavenger hunt for found faces. Take a look, and send us your photos (through our blog, or using our mobile app).

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Krulwich Wonders: U.S. Explodes Atomic Bombs Near Beers to See if They Are Safe to Drink

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NPR

Robert offers some practical advice on what to do if you survive a nuclear blast... and really want to drink that beer that made it through with you.

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Murmuration

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspired by our Emergence episode, Lulu Miller shares a poem and a video that capture that jolt of awe you feel when nature overwhelms you.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NPR

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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How to Grow Your Brain

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Lulu Miller wonders if there's any truth to Mr. Rogers' claims about the "Garden of the Mind."

 

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This is the blog where Radiolab asks you to send us all your science questions, so we can answer them!

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The Road To Grace is Paved in Awkward

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lulu Miller on staving off gravity, and the uplifting hilarity of one photographer's stunning portraits of Olympic divers in flight.

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We had a blast in Seattle

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Seattle! We're headed to the Midwest next -- get your tickets now for our September shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. And if you've got 45 seconds and like dancers and flying fish...check this out.

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For Our Listeners

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jonah Lehrer has been in the news a lot recently.

We’ve known Jonah a long time, almost since the beginning of Radiolab. He's been one of our most valuable contributors. And he is, and remains, a close friend.

We take the editorial integrity of our show very seriously. Over the ...

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Curiosity zaps Mars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity begins to explore that distant, dusty planet, shooting lasers, and sending pictures.

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The Questing Tick

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

As our Parasites episode airs around the country this week, Lulu Miller considers the Zen-like hunting style of ticks... and encourages you to fight back with a technique that lends itself more toward making love than war.

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REBROADCAST: Space

Monday, August 20, 2012

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 (it rocketed off Earth on 8/20/77 carrying a copy of the Golden Record), and tip your hat to the Mars rover Curiosity as it kicks off its third week on the red planet, with a rebroadcast of one our favorite episodes: Space.

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Deluxe Meteor Shower

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The yearly Perseid meteor shower peaked this past weekend (8/11-8/12), but you may still catch some shooting star sightings through 8/22. Lulu Miller gives us a quick bit of background on the Perseids, and makes a case for getting outside for some stargazing.

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Jad's manifesto on the gut-twisting discomfort of creativity

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

If you've ever felt sick to your stomach trying to do something creative, Jad knows how you feel...and even better, he suspects those knots in your gut just might be a sign you're onto something good.

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Watch our Hangout: Ring in the Mars Rover

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our first-ever Google Hangout. We had a blast!

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