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Brenna Farrell

Brenna Farrell appears in the following:

Snowflake Science

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowflakes 101 -- inspired by the snowflake story in Radiolab's new episode Bliss, a little backstory on how snowflakes form. Plus lots of sparkly pictures.

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Diagnosis Hangout Party

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This weekend, our episode Diagnosis airs on public radio stations across the country. Get fired up with our studio party experiment -- we hosted a quick Google Hangout On Air with a crew of Radiolab producers and a special guest from the episode.

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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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Ringing in the Mars Rover Landing

Thursday, August 02, 2012

We'll be hosting our first Google Hangout On Air this Sunday, 8/5 at 11:30pm EDT to cheer on the landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. Watch the online festivities on our brand-new Google+ page, our YouTube channel, or right here on radiolab.org.

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The Argentine Ant Invasion

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our short Argentine Invasion traces the relentless and bloody march of a band of ant warriors whose empire now wraps around the planet (they've been found on every continent except Antarctica). Adam Cole charts their impressive path to global ant dominance in a stylish graphic.

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Video: Hallelujah Mantis Shrimp

Monday, July 30, 2012

How do you put a rainbow on the radio? You call on a choral SWAT team to turn the spectrum into a wall of sound (and pay tribute to a sea creature that sees way beyond anything humans can perceive). Watch Jad in action conducting a choir for our Colors show.

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Like 1,000 blockbusters exploding all around you

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our short Double Blasted tells the story of a man who survived not one, but TWO atomic bomb blasts--first in Hiroshima, and then in Nagasaki--in 1945. After hearing it, the wonderful folks at WNYC's Archives pointed us to two surreal-sounding broadcasts.

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Radiolab Reads: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Monday, November 21, 2011

This is the the kind of book that makes me long for a headlamp and blanket fort--reading it is too much of an adventure for an armchair, or a park bench. 

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Radiolab Reads: The Birthday Boys

Monday, August 29, 2011

In 1910, Robert Falcon Scott led an expedition to Antarctica in a race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole. The trip went down in history as one of the most grueling, terrible journeys imaginable.

 

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Radiolab Reads: Year of the King

Monday, August 08, 2011

In the summer of 1983, Antony Sher got word that he was in line to play one of the most evil characters in literature--Shakespeare's murderous King Richard III. He spent the next year of his life getting ready for the role--turning himself into the "bottled spider," and turning his ambitions, doubts, and inspirations into a stunning account of the inner life of an actor.

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Is This Whale Saying Thank You?

Monday, August 01, 2011

In our Animal Minds episode, we met a group of divers who rescued a humpback whale, then shared a really incredible moment...a moment in which the divers are convinced that the whale found a way to say thank you. We obviously can't know for sure, and that question--how well can we really know the minds of animals?--was at the heart of the show.

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Hard-Wired to Rock

Friday, July 11, 2008

Last week, the band Neurotic and the PVCs brought new meaning to the idea of cultivating an audience. The band played to a crowd of human fans and a set of three robots. The robots are rigged with "neural networks" based on human neurology that allow them to make their own neural connections...and therefore develop a taste for music.

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A Text to Build a Dream On?

Friday, June 13, 2008

A great article in the Toronto Star explored a possible new frontier in sleep disorders…sleep texting. The article notes that claims of sleep texting are popping up on blogs and message boards.

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Re-wilding Tigers

Friday, May 02, 2008

Earlier this week, an article in the New York Times reported some good news about the genetic diversity of captive tigers. Apparently, a new study found that up to 20% of captive tigers are purebred, with genetic variations that no longer exist in the wild.

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An Evolving Sense of Right and Wrong?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Remember that morality experiment about the oncoming train and the track workers dying? Dr. Joshua Greene explained how his neuroimaging research shows that making this kind of moral decision draws on a complex combination of emotional and “cognitive” processes in our brains. It seems that studying biology, as well as society, can help us understand how we decide what’s right and wrong.

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Perspective for Your Cell Phone

Friday, March 28, 2008

Earlier this month, a NASA satellite detected a stellar explosion so big that it could be seen by the naked eye...even though it happened halfway across the visible universe. The gamma ray burst actually occurred before Earth was even formed--the light from the blast traveled over 7 billion years before it reached Earth.

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40 Hours and 40 Winks?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Apparently the biggest factor in the amount of sleep we get is whether or not we have a job. Earlier this week, the Washington Post featured an article on a new report, 'Not So Deprived: Sleep in America, 1965-2005,' that found that employment status had a greater effect on sleep than age, race, or sex.

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Happy Leap Day!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Are we living on borrowed time today? Should we celebrate having an extra day in 2008? One tradition apparently marked Leap Day as a time for women to propose to men (and no, February 29th is not Sadie Hawkins Day). I for one would love to start a tradition of writing yourself a letter every February 29th, not to be opened until the following Leap Year. And I thoroughly support the idea of wishing one another a 'Happy Bissextile Day.' Not to mention listening to Time and Beyond Time. And if you still have some extra time on your hands, check out this website on calendars.

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