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A Glimpse of Neverland

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lulu muses on fairy tales and foxes, and the reassuring idea that of all the uncertain things in the universe, one certainty is change.

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The Power of Coffee is Not in the Cup

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

To answer a listener's foodie questions, Molly Webster dives deep into the least likely part of your morning coffee ... the stain it leaves behind.

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Krulwich Wonders: When You're Almost Extinct, Your Price Goes Up

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NPR

When a species gets rare, its market value rises. The higher its price, the more it's hunted. The more it's hunted, the rarer it gets. Not a happy cycle, and this keeps happening ...

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Radiolab Halloween Costume Contest

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Submit a photo of the Halloween costume you're creating this year, and Jad, Robert, & Lulu will pick a 2012 costume champ. Get all the details, enter your pic, and keep an eye on the competition here. Or if you have our mobile app, send us a photo right from your phone.

 

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Krulwich Wonders: Tough Old Lizards to Face Grave Romantic Troubles, Say Scientists

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NPR

A lizard-like creature that's endured since the days of the dinosaurs now faces an uncertain future. Robert explains, and shares some stunning photos.

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Brain Fodder Vol. 3

Monday, October 15, 2012

On the brains of Radiolabbers this week: pillow lava, pale ale, and an intense soundtrack.

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Diagnosis Hangout Party

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This weekend, our episode Diagnosis airs on public radio stations across the country. Get fired up with our studio party experiment -- we hosted a quick Google Hangout On Air with a crew of Radiolab producers and a special guest from the episode.

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Krulwich Wonders: Obama's Secret Weapon in the South - Small, Dead, but Still Kickin'

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NPR

Robert goes way, way, way back in time for some political insights...and finds a surprising factor: plankton. Take a look at how geology makes a mark on political maps of the Deep South.

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I Would Love on You

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Lulu Miller shares a short documentary called “The Love Competition” by filmmaker Brent Hoff, in which contestants face off against one another in fMRI machines...to try to measure who can love the hardest. Take a look.

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Brain Fodder Vol. 2

Friday, October 05, 2012

This week: a singing planet, scientific proof that lots of things really do taste like chicken, a love letter to a map, and lots more...

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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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