Sean Cole tries to square the idea that the fallout from a war between teensy organisms and teensier viruses can be seen from space. Luckily, he finds a perspective-shaking demo built by two 14-year-old boys that helps him get his bearings. Read more, and play with the demo, here.
This Is Yesica, the tipsy one on the right. She's a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model from Argentina. She is very nice to look at.
Here's the riddle.
Feeling romantic? We put together a playlist of some of our favorite Radiolab meditations on love--from spooning blood flukes, to a cosmically-moving mixtape, to a story about what love looks like when one partner is faceblind. Take a listen, and share it with someone special.
He was old, but not ancient, the man next to us at the delicatessen. It was 1973. My then girlfriend (now wife) and I had ordered dinner and this old guy, sitting by himself, seemed lonely, so we got talking and he told us how he had grown up in St. Petersburg, Russia, and that when he was a boy, his next-door neighbor was a famous man, a really famous man.
It's not like it hasn't been done before; it has. The problem is, it is so easy now, anyone can do it, and we'd never know because the tools are so subtle. I'm talking about doctored pictures — manipulating images, or what simpler folks call "lying." There used to be a saying on the Web: "Pictures, or it didn't happen." No more.
We've got eyes on the street in Miami...dancing eyes that are ready to blow some minds live at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Wednesday night! Join Jad & Robert, comedian Demetri Martin, and the amazing Thao Nguyen for In the Dark on 2/01. Grab tickets here.
Thanks everybody, these 100 spots went fast! We've sent email confirmations to the first 100 volunteers to make the cut-off. Everyone else, we're sorry we couldn't fit you in this time--hopefully we'll be doing more events like this in the future, so definitely keep an eye on the blog. And thanks!
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I’ve never really wanted a house. Whatever gene makes people crave white picket fences, stainless steel appliances and perfectly manicured lawns, I don’t have it. And OK, sure, there’s a little corner of my brain where I fantasize about the kind of built-in bookshelves that require a rolling ladder, but for the most part my dream house is just a safe place to sleep when I’m well and truly exhausted.