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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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Krulwich Wonders: 'Rasputin Was My Neighbor' And Other True Tales Of Time Travel

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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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.

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Krulwich Wonders: Whose Fingers Are On The Victoria's Secret Model's Shoulder?

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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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.

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Keep your eyes peeled for Radiolab in Miami...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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.

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Jad & Robert are so ready for Miami

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just a few more days before our live show at the Fillmore Miami Beach! Grab tickets for the 2/01 show here.

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Lend a hand, raise a glass

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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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Suggest a Radiolab Tour Stop

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let us know where you'd like to see Radiolab live!

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Murder on the Mind

Friday, January 13, 2012

For our episode, The Bad Show, Pat Walters reported a piece about a psychologist who found that 91% of men and 84% of women have had at least one serious homicidal fantasy. So Pat decided to hit the streets to see if anyone was willing to fess up on tape. Here's what he found.

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Found "L'inconnue"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After hearing our Death Mask podcast, a listener writes in with another sighting of l'inconnue--and includes some pictures.

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Krulwich Wonders: What the Panda Won't Tell Us

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Look at this animal. ... What do you see? Or more importantly, what don't you see?

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