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The Waning Glory Of Gobble?

The Guardian Food editors offer a taste of the very first Thanksgiving: Robert Krulwich looks back at how the turkey became the holiday’s leading entrée: [Writer Andrew] Beahrs gives his biggest props to a 19th century magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. She and her magazine, Godey’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for a national day [of […]

The Animal That Wouldn't Die

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How do you determine whether a creature is immortal? In this animated video, Radiolab host Robert Krulwich explains why, after observing hydra for just a few years, one researcher suggested that the animals might live startlingly long lives. Read more...

NPR Pulls The Plug On Krulwich Wonders

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Krulwich Wonders, the superlative science blog maintained for the last four years by Robert Krulwich (of NPR and Radiolab fame), will soon be no more. Read more...

Meet the animal that refuses to die

A new video from NPR reporters Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole profiles the seemingly immortal Hydra

The Values of Science

Robert Krulwich’s commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what Radiolab does. From RadioLab

Xiangjun Shi: Why Do I Study Physics?

Physics and animation are not often bedfellows, but in the hands of Xiangjun “Shixie” Shi, they seem as natural a pairing as space and time. After getting a nice PR bump from Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich, we thought it’d be a good idea to pick Shixie’s brain about her graduation project and her unique joint degree […]

How to See Without Glasses

This video was produced from the Radiolab offices – a big thanks to Robert Krulwich for setting up the visit... The post How to See Without Glasses appeared first on Lifehack.

Falling In Love With Art

Robert Krulwich, a deep admirer of Cezanne, marvels that his affinity for the painter began when he was only eight years old: To this day I cannot explain what happened to me. The fact that it kept happening — keeps happening, all these (almost) 60 years since — is one of the mysteries of my […]

Radiolab Gets Apocalyptical

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich are bringing their popular radio show to the stage this week in Chicago. [ more › ]

Beetles, bottles, and enraptured togetherness

Robert Krulwich wrote an essay about the beetles/bottles discovery that resulted in the 2011 Ig Nobel biology prize. That prize was awarded to Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the UK and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer [...]

Radiolab on Reddit

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the hosts of NPR's fantastic science story show, Radiolab, are doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything today.

Looking at looking at looking in elevators

Robert Krulwich, on NPR, looks at the research that looked at people looking or not looking at other people in elevators: She’s in Finland now, getting her Ph.D. at the University of Jyvaskyla, but before that, when she was in Adelaide, Australia, she studied elevator behavior. Rebekah Rousi [pictured here] hung around two tall office towers in [...]

Best philosophy geek in the world today, but then again I might be wrong...

Robert Krulwich recently shone a light on this fascinating nine-year-old boy. Krulwich's acquaintance Zia encountered the boy through his fiancee, who is the boy's babysitter. You can read the full account here, but most importantly: watch this video. This boy has a better persp …

Heart Bike Route

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

You've probably seen the Verizon ad of a guy riding his bike in San Francisco along a route that looks like a big heart. The guy was actually real and he did actually ride his bike all over the city like that. Robert Krulwich of NPRShow More Summary

Mesozoic Miscellany 58

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab fame wrote a bit about how wild and woolly dinosaurs have become in the last couple decades, featuring illustrations by the likes of Csotonyi, Tamura, and Bogdanov, among others. It's a nice overview of how...Show More Summary

The Formula For Lifespans

Robert Krulwich reveals it: Life is short for small creatures, longer in big ones. So algae die sooner than oak trees; elephants live longer than mayflies, but you know that. Here's the surprise: There is a mathematical formula which says...

There's a Math Formula That Tells Us How Long Everything Will Live

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NPR's Robert Krulwich has a whimsical piece on the one formula that rules it all, from unicellular organisms to whales and sequoias and humans. A math formula that governs our life and tells us when to die. More »

"Kuwait On The Prairie"

Robert Krulwich points out a new patch of light in the satellite photo seen above: What we have here is an immense and startlingly new oil and gas field — nighttime evidence of an oil boom created by a technology...

North Dakota natural gas fields can be seen from space

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

NPR's Robert Krulwich circled this bright spot on a night-time satellite image of the United States. As Krulwich points out, this cluster of lights is new — it wasn't there in 2005. And it's not a city. Instead, that bright spot is a shining reminder of the natural gas boom. What you're seeing are the [...]

Floating Through Life

Robert Krulwich explores how zero gravity affects the everyday habits of astronauts: I know that an exercise bike in space is not like an exercise bike on Earth, because up there they don't have seats — none at all. "You...

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