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).
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.
Lulu Miller wonders if there's any truth to Mr. Rogers' claims about the "Garden of the Mind."
This is the blog where Radiolab asks you to send us all your science questions, so we can answer them!
Lulu Miller on staving off gravity, and the uplifting hilarity of one photographer's stunning portraits of Olympic divers in flight.
As our Parasites episode airs around the country this week, Lulu Miller considers the Zen-like hunting style of ticks... and encourages you to fight back with a technique that lends itself more toward making love than war.
The yearly Perseid meteor shower peaked this past weekend (8/11-8/12), but you may still catch some shooting star sightings through 8/22. Lulu Miller gives us a quick bit of background on the Perseids, and makes a case for getting outside for some stargazing.
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our first-ever Google Hangout. We had a blast!
Lulu Miller explains how a goat standing on a cow helped change the course of Radiolab, and why you should chase double-takes and slammed doors with a microphone.
Lulu Miller challenges you to try out the problem-solving powers of playing hooky. Check out the science behind her argument, and let us know if you've ever had breakthrough while taking a break. (And if you're game, send us a photo of your favorite hooky locale!)
In this short, a family dog disappears into the woods...and the mystery of what happened to him raises a big question about what it means to be wild.
There’s a common problem faced by Alzheimer's and Dementia patients all over the world: lost in their memories, they sometimes get disoriented, and wander off. When this happens, they can end up far from home and frightened, or even hurt. So what are you supposed to do if your loved ...
We begin in the middle of a phone call with Lulu Miller, who tells us the story of a couple with a seemingly unsolvable problem. It's the 1970s, and Richard and Tucker are very much in love. They'd like to get married, but it's against the law. And that would have been the end of the story...except that Richard, worried about Tucker and frustrated that he couldn't legally provide for him, came up with a very unusual (but totally legal) solution.
Lulu says these moments, where one little switch can reframe reality, are a kind of duct tape for the ethereal sadness. It's a form of hope, where an imperfect workaround opens up a door and makes life a little bit better.
And that brings us to a man named Jim Eggers, who suffers from a problem that not only puts his life at risk--it jeopardizes the safety of everybody around him. Producer Pat Walters explains how Jim found a way to manage his anger with the help of a bird named Sadie. African Grey Parrot expert Irene Pepperberg helps us understand how this could work, and shares some insights from her work with a parrot named Alex.
We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.
Two stories about heart-stopping falls:
1. Falling Time: David Eagleman gets to the bottom of what goes on in our brains during those life or death moments when time seems to slow way down.
2. Falling in Love: Lulu Miller brings us the story of Sarita and Simon, who fell in...and then out...of love.
Lulu Miller talks to a nursing home in Düsseldorf, Germany that came up with a novel approach to caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.
Yet another listener has sent in a youtube that makes us stop what we're doing and gather around ye olde computer screen to gaze upon its offerings. Darn you, Ross Bennett, for indulging our desire to procrastinate! You want to us to finish Season 5, don't you? Alas. This one's too good not to pass along.
Robert Krulwich's commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what we do here at Radiolab. It's a treat to hear his passion. We enjoyed it. And we thought you might too.
This week, a piece from one of our favorite radio-makers, Jonathan Mitchell. 'City X' is a history of the modern shopping mall through perspectives of people living in a real, yet unnamed, city.