No shirt, no name, no service...
Desperate for a name, our common ancestor is hitting the streets to get out the vote.
This town's not big enough for two hypothetical placental ancestors. Both Mancestor AND Schrëwdinger were caught sporting the same gown over the weekend. Who wore it better?
This is the moment all you placental ancestor lovers have been waiting for: we're down to the final two pop culture monikers for the little hairy beast. Who'll it be? Schrëwdinger (is she our oldest common ancestor, is she not), or Mancestor (the ancestor of man)? Cast your ballot below, and keep an eye out for these two common ancestors on the street, trying to grab your vote...
On-the-street sources say that a creature -- it appears to be our hypothetical common ancestor -- was seen trying to get a passport this morning.
Out of over 1,000 potential names for our hypothetical placental ancestor, there are only four (FOUR!) left.
There are only eight contenders left to name your ancestor. And Round Three starts... NOW!
It's bracket time, baby, mammal madness style.
Something amazing is about to happen: you can claim a little piece of history by naming our long-lost common ancestor. We're not kidding -- the scientists who discovered the creature want your help, so we're holding a contest. Go!
Radiolab's been thinking about asteroids for one of our upcoming shows, and it turns out, now so is the rest of the world. Click here for where to watch.
One of the most-asked questions after Radiolab's Inheritance show had to do with the benefits of rat-licking -- or, as Molly Webster explains, how researchers knew it was a mom's behavior, not genes, that was impacting the very DNA of her rat pups.
Radiolab's latest smart-crush: Molly Webster runs into a neuroscientist who elaborates on our unappreciated sense of hearing and she has to tell somebody about it...
Ever wonder why so many of the inheritance studies are about men? Molly Webster had that question too...
To answer a listener's foodie questions, Molly Webster dives deep into the least likely part of your morning coffee ... the stain it leaves behind.
The Mars rover Curiosity begins to explore that distant, dusty planet, shooting lasers, and sending pictures.
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in what seemed to be a victorious day for capitalism. We look back 20 years while countries around the world today continue capitalist experiments and attempt to weather the current economic crisis. Meanwhile, a new BBC World Service poll says that only the U.S. and Pakistan believe capitalism is working today. We speak to Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson, author of "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World."
Today, President Obama follows up on a campaign promise: He is sitting down with 564 Native American and Alaskan Native leaders as part of the White House Tribal Nations Conference. It is the first time tribal leaders have been invited to the White House since Bill Clinton did it in the '90s. Can something be gained from bringing so many leaders together in one place, or is it all just for show? For answers, we turn to Ivan Posey, chairman of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming; Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, director of Indian Health Service for the Obama administration; and Victor Merina, senior correspondent for Reznet, a Native American news web site.
According to BBC correspondent David Loyn, Afghanistan is considered the 175th most corrupt nation in the world. But some ingenious people are trying to fight that corruption … with cell phones. In a pilot program, officials are attemping to eliminate graft by paying police officers their monthly wage via mobile phones.