Krulwich considers the strange powers, and brilliant hue, of horseshoe crab blood. Read the full post here.
For our new Colors episode, we reached out to dozens of amazing artists and asked them to record covers for the show. What we got back blew our minds. Here's a list of all the recordings we featured in the show.
Latif Nasser recounts a strange tale of 19th century scandal and spirituality. Read the article (and check out a belly dancing video from the late 1800s) here.
Our friends at Longshot Radio are speed-producing a series of radio pieces today about creativity's most dramatic moments--of struggle, failure, and triumph. And we want to hear your stories. Find out more, and tell us about your own creative highs and lows.
Robert puzzles over why sunsets on the Red Planet are blue. Find out why, and take a look at some photos and an animation from NASA.
Robert gapes in wonder at the doodling prowess of self-proclaimed math geek Vi Hart. Read more, and watch Vi's blazing pencil in action.
We’re creating a series of digital posters for a new Radiolab membership we’re launching this spring...and we’d love your input on which episodes you’d like to see turned into high res art. Thanks for weighing in, and check back next month to see the first posters!
While visiting Sweden, Latif Nasser encountered the spirit of a long-dead legend of taxonomy. And he found himself wondering about an age-old puzzle: how do you savor the mystery of new-found oddities while you're uncovering the facts behind the weirdness?
Jad & Robert talked about science, storytelling, and the visceral awesomeness of good radio live at the Natural History Museum of Utah tonight for final talk of the 2012 Nature of Things Series. Thanks to everyone who tuned into the audio stream and joined the chat!
Robert and Carl Zimmer teamed up tonight to moderate a brain mapping brouhaha live at Columbia University. The subject: does the brain's wiring make us who we are? The event has ended, but thanks to everyone who tuned in for the live webcast (and the lively web chat archived below).
We're teaming up with the Public Insight Network to conduct some surveys on the phenomenon of insider knowledge. Has your professional opinion ever been in complete disagreement with your personal point of view? We want to hear your story. Read more, & find out how to get in touch.
Robert considers the solitude of discovery, versus the grand public statements we tend to expect will spring from the big moment. And he recounts one famous instance--when humans first reached the deepest place on Earth--when no words came.
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.