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Robert Krulwich appears in the following:

Watch our Hangout: Ring in the Mars Rover

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our first-ever Google Hangout. We had a blast!

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Krulwich Wonders: Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NPR

They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing.)

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Krulwich Wonders: Showing Vultures A Little Love

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Robert praises the hardworking, often maligned, but utterly lovable vulture.

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Krulwich Wonders: What The Vampire Said To The Horseshoe Crab: 'Your Blood Is Blue?'

Friday, June 01, 2012

NPR

Krulwich considers the strange powers, and brilliant hue, of horseshoe crab blood. Read the full post here.

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Krulwich Wonders: A Most Peculiar Sunset

Monday, April 30, 2012

NPR

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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Krulwich Wonders: Getting Drunk On Stars

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NPR

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NPR

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

NPR

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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Krulwich Wonders: Are You Related To King Charlemagne?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

NPR

Here's the riddle.

 

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

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

NPR

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

NPR

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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Krulwich Wonders: What the Panda Won't Tell Us

Thursday, January 05, 2012

NPR

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

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Krulwich Wonders: Vowels Control Your Brain

Thursday, December 08, 2011

NPR

Here's something you should know about yourself. Vowels control your brain.

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Krulwich Wonders: The Library Phantom Returns!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NPR

He? She? It? Whoever it is, the Phantom Sculptor is suddenly back!

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Krulwich Wonders: Shake It! How Dogs, Cats, Even Hummingbirds Keep Dry

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NPR

They don't have towels. So when they get wet, what do they do? They shake themselves into a frenzy and the water flies off like this:

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Krulwich Wonders: No, Not that Left, Your OTHER Left!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NPR

A post from Robert's excellent Krulwich Wonders blog.

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Krulwich Wonders: Two Plates. One Herbivore. One Omnivore. Which Is Which?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NPR

One night, somewhere, they won't say where, but I'm guessing it was a Manhattan loft with a big kitchen, a food anarchist named Mike Lee got 40 people to perform a daring experiment in food camouflage.

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