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Lulu Miller

Lulu makes radio, pie, and stories in the hills of Charlottesville, VA. She first heard Radiolab when she was working as a woodworker's assistant in Brooklyn. And that changed everything. She thinks it is Miracle Gro for the mind and hopes to be making the stuff till she is blue in the hair. You can read and listen to her stories at LuTimesTwo.com.

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The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

Monday, May 26, 2014

When Milena Channing was 29 years old she was blinded by a stroke. But the injury left her with connections from her eyes to the part of the brain that detects motion.

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Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.

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Lu vs. Soo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lulu Miller, reporter at NPR and former Radiolab producer, tells us the story of how her entire world view flipped in one scary moment. It happened on a bike trip she took with her friend Soo. Lulu and Soo are, well … different. Lulu tends to be an optimist who ...

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What's Left When You're Right?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.

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Known Unknowns

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stories of trying to chart the unknown, by measuring and making sense of things just beyond our grasp.

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The Risks and Rewards of Empathy

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sometimes being a good scientist requires putting aside your emotions. But what happens when objectivity isn't enough to make sense of a seemingly senseless act of violence? Lulu Miller introduces us to Jeff Lockwood, a professor at the University of Wyoming, who spent a part of his career studying a ...

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Letters Of Heartbreak Find Some Love In Verona, Italy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Each year, the town of Verona, Italy — home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet — receives thousands of letters of unrequited love addressed to the play's star-crossed heroine. And each letter — more than 6,000 a year — is answered by hand by a team of secretaries at the Juliet Club.

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Rocked by Doubt

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In 2010, Lulu Miller was biking across the country, taking some time to clear her head for a new phase of life. And somewhere in Nevada, she ran into a guy named Jeff Viniard who was on a similar journey. They shared the road for two weeks, pedaling hundreds of ...

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Pies Will Cure Nothing

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lulu Miller's personal take on pies, in honor of Pi Day.

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The Love Secretary Always Writes Back

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lulu Miller's advice for taking the edge off that unrequited love this Valentine's? Send a letter to Verona, Italy, where an office of 20 volunteers replies to thousands of notes about love and heartbreak every year.

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Fin-Bump Across the Divide

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A strange moment between a diver and a dolphin, caught on video, went viral this month.

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Poop the Magic Gut Cure

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The stunning results of a new study have put fecal transplants in the limelight for the past few days. Lulu Miller explains the procedure, and puts out a call to rename it.

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Terrible Master

Monday, January 14, 2013

As we’re in the thick of the dark months, with seasonal affective disorder at the height of its power, I thought I’d use the blog to tuck in one of the most useful things I’ve heard in the last couple years. A quote. Just ten short words:

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Defeating JanToFeb

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Lulu wards off the slushy gloom of winter with the peanut-sized, prank-filled animations of PES.

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Sometimes We Save Each Other

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Lulu rings in the New Year with the story of the Spider on a Frog on a Tortoise.

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A Christmas Offering

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Likely, you've already seen it. Maybe two or three times. But this time of year, one more viewing just can't hurt. For the uninitiated, enjoy. Julia Child remixed to perfection with blousey insistence on how to live.

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The Hypnotic Power of Graph Paper

Friday, December 21, 2012

Look into this paper. You are getting very sleepy...


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Struggle Pumps

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lulu's new blog post explains the origins of "struggle pumps," one of her favorite new phrases, in order to get you fired up for two big word creation contests whose deadlines are fast-approaching.

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On Goose Bumps

Monday, November 26, 2012

It turns out these little flashing studs of flesh used to do something very specific (and useful!) for us. Lulu Miller explains how goose bumps used to protect us.

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And the Winner Is...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A clever take on the works of DaVinci wins our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest. And we got so many great entries, we couldn't resist putting together a slideshow of our favorites -- feast your eyes on all the costume greatness.

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