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How some birds locate seed caches

2 years agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Robert Krulwich explains:Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and instantly retrievable.It’s been burying seeds since August. Show More Summary

A Storytelling Renaissance Is Happening Right Under Your Thumb

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm addicted to podcasts—and Radiolab is one of my favorites. JOE GARBER "Today," Radiolab cohost Robert Krulwich growled in my ear, "the story of an ax-wielding nun coming through a window to smash some staphylococcus and take you back...Show More Summary

To Scale: The Solar System

2 years agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Robert Krulwich addresses the problem of our human inability to understand the vastness of space. There are no words to adequately describe it, so he falls back on the poetic description in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. See, theShow More Summary

Check Out "Noticing," a New Project From Robert Krulwich and Aatish Bhatia

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two of our favorite science writers, Robert Krulwich and Aatish Bhatia, just launched a new science blog about “noticing small things and exploring big ideas.” They call their project “Noticing.” Read more...

Things Living in the Upper Atmosphere

2 years agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Five years ago, Robert Krulwich of NPR told us about the billions of bugs that lived high above us in the atmosphere. Now there’s an even newer, stranger ecosystem found much higher: bacteria, fungi, and viruses that are swept up to the edge of outer space and orbit the earth miles above our heads. Show More Summary

What’s the oldest seed you’ve successfully sprouted?

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What’s the oldest seed you’ve successfully sprouted? Robert Krulwich has done a round-up of seeds that made the unlikely journey through time, from lost seed packets that were found when they sprouted to the oldest-known sprouting seed: A 2,000 year old date palm that’s already produced a fruit. Read more...

Robert Krulwich is blogging again!

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Robert Krulwich is blogging again! You probably know Krulwich as the co-host of Radiolab, but for many years he also wrote excellent posts for NPR. Last year, they pulled the plug on his blog, but it was recently given a new home—and a new name—by National Geographic. Go check out “Curiously Krulwich,” at once! Read more...

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 years 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 years 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...

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

4 years agoHumor : 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

5 years agoHumor : 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

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