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Molly Webster

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The Common Ancestor Campaign Trail

Monday, April 01, 2013

Desperate for a name, our common ancestor is hitting the streets to get out the vote.

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Spotted: Red Carpet Ancestors

Monday, April 01, 2013

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?

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And then there were two: final round voting to Name Your Ancestor

Monday, April 01, 2013

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...

 

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Ancestor Seen Walking the City

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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.

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We're Down to 4 Finalists -- Vote Now to Name Your Ancestor

Monday, March 25, 2013

Out of over 1,000 potential names for our hypothetical placental ancestor, there are only four (FOUR!) left.

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Rooooound 3 Shrew Voting!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There are only eight contenders left to name your ancestor. And Round Three starts... NOW!

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The Naming of the Shrew

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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!

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Asteroid Friday: 2PM EDT Viewing

Friday, February 15, 2013

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.

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Behind the Scenes: Master of the Universe

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t listened to our Speed show yet, go do that right now, before you read any further. Then, take a look at some mind-bending behind-the-scenes images from the physicist in our "Master of the Universe" story.

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The Great Rat Mother Switcheroo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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.

 

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Ears don't lie

Friday, December 28, 2012

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...

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Moms and Inheritance: Tracing the Maternal Line

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ever wonder why so many of the inheritance studies are about men? Molly Webster had that question too...

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The Power of Coffee is Not in the Cup

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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.

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Curiosity zaps Mars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity begins to explore that distant, dusty planet, shooting lasers, and sending pictures.

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Capitalism, 20 Years After the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 09, 2009

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."

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Obama Meets With Native Americans

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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.

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Fighting Corruption in Afghanistan with Mobile Phones

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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.

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