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Krulwich Wonders: A Most Peculiar Sunset

Monday, April 30, 2012

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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.

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Butterflies in the Belfry

Monday, April 23, 2012

Latif Nasser makes an unexpected discovery in a psych ward in Denmark--an unusual museum full of stunning artifacts. Read more, and check out a ton of photos.

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Crossroads Music

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We discovered a ton of amazing music while putting together our story about the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson (which you can hear in our show The Power of Music). Check out the line-up here -- if you listen through, you end up with something of a history of the roots of rock n' roll.

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Krulwich Wonders: Getting Drunk On Stars

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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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.

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Cast a vote for some new Radiolab art

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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!

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Into the Abyss

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

For our Guts episode, producer Tim Howard bravely headed to Rutgers University to see, feel...and smell...a fistulated cow firsthand. Check out his pictures here.

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Linnaeus Had No Spam Filter

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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?

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Jad & Robert at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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!

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The Great Brain Mapping Debate

Monday, April 02, 2012

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).

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Survey: Advice and Insider Info?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

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A REAL Turing Machine

Friday, March 23, 2012

In our latest short, The Turing Problem, we described the importance of a wholly imaginary invention--Alan Turing's theoretical "universal machine." But thanks to a listener, we found out that someone actually figured out a way to build one! And there's video.

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Krulwich Wonders: When James Cameron Hits Bottom, We Will Hear Him

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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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.

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Microscopic to Cosmic

Friday, March 16, 2012

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.

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Krulwich Wonders: Raging Sunstorms In Our Minds

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Robert considers the spooky invisibility of magnetic force, and describes the push and pull that a pair of artists encountered while trying to depict it on film. Read more here.

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A Brain Thinking about Itself Thinking

Friday, March 09, 2012

Inspired by Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, Ellen Horne puts her mind to the task of explaining the two (sometimes in sync, sometimes at odds) operating systems that our brains use to solve problems. Try out your own systems here.

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Seeing Double

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

After our deep dive into Symmetry for our episode on cosmic mirroring, now when we see things in pairs, we always look twice. This video for a sugar-sweet pop song reminds us of the eye-catching delights symmetry can create.

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Krulwich Wonders: Is The 'Right To Be Forgotten' The 'Biggest Threat to Free Speech On The Internet'?

Friday, February 24, 2012

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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.

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Escape Artists

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tim Howard shares a couple of great getaway stories (including one that didn't actually work) that caught our attention while we were putting together our Escape! show.

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Krulwich Wonders: Are You Related To King Charlemagne?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Here's the riddle.

 

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A Radiolabby Valentine's Set

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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.

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