1. A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?

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    Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.

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    • Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can't See

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      Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or so you think. It turns out that right above you, totally invisible, is an enormous herd of animal life -- tiny bugs riding the wind currents.

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      • Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun

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        Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal -- by entering the English language. But NPR's Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole discover that when your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes upsetting. Producers: Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole Music and Animation: Adam Cole (youtube.com/cadamole) Assistant Producer: Maggie Starbard Production Assistant: Marina Dominguez Supervising Producers: Jessica Goldstein, Maria Godoy

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        • The Animal That Wouldn't Die

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          www.skunkbear.tumblr.com www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/09/25/351440526/everything-dies-right-but-does-everything-have-to-die-here-s-a-surprise Produced by Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole (@cadamole)

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          • A Very Scary Light Show: Exploding H-Bombs In Space

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            Back in 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb, creating what might be the greatest fireworks spectacular ever. People in Hawaii gathered on rooftops, sipping drinks, as they watched a radioactive rainbow display in the night sky.

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            • 5 Questions — This is Radio

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              We pick the collective story-telling brains of over a dozen of the most interesting and awesome public radio producers. And be sure to watch right to the end. Featuring in order of appearance: Ben Calhoun, Alix Spiegel, Steve Wadhams, Zoe Chace, Laura Starecheski, Andy Mills, Roman Mars, Stephanie Foo, Lynn Levy, Al Letson, Alex Blumberg, Daniel Alarcón, Ann Hepperman, Robert Smith, Dave Isay and a cameo from Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad. Special thanks to the Third Coast International Audio Festival for hosting us. http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/ This is Radio is a video series about people who make radio. Go behind the scenes at http://www.transom.org/series/this-is-radio/ Directed and edited by Andrew Norton. Presented by http://www.Transom.org http://www.thisisradio.com Music by Podington Bear, “Plastic Glare"

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              • Why Does Time Fly By As You Get Older?

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                Every New Year's, Christmas and birthday seems to come round faster every year. But why is it that we feel time goes by faster as we get older? In celebration of early memories, Maggie Starbard, with a bunch of friends (Caitlin Fitch, Mark Turner and Mike Eckelkamp) decided to dwell on a lazy beach where kids are collecting dense memories by the truckload. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122322542

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                • Voyage to a new solar system forming

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                  NPR / RadioLab correspondent Robert Krulwich rockets from the edge of the Milky Way to the center of the Orion Nebula, to get a close look at a new star with planets beginning to form around it. Animator Brian Edgerton and I nested together several ultra-high-resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope to create the "flying" effect. Robert has more cool stuff to go with the story (supernova pics, avalanches on Mars, etc) here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125322033

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                  • Ants That Count!

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                    Desert ants have a nifty way of finding their way back home after a foray out of the nest to find food -- they count their steps. To prove it, some scientists devised a creative experiment that showed just how the little guys do it. NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd explain.

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                    • GOAT ON A COW

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                      Original radio story produced by Laura Starecheski and WNYC's 'Radiolab'. Directed and choreographed by Andrew Palermo with additional choreography by Taye Diggs. This workshop presentation was developed at Pace University's 'Performance Lab' in NYC

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