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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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            • 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…

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              • The Writer Who Couldn't Read

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                Imagine you wake up one morning and can't read. Your eyes work, but the letters on the page have turned into squiggles. They make no sense. Now meet Howard Engel, a writer of detective stories,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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