Robert Krulwich appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Robert goes way, way, way back in time for some political insights...and finds a surprising factor: plankton. Take a look at how geology makes a mark on political maps of the Deep South.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Every spring, spidery black thingies show up on Mars. Take a look at some photos, and read a few of the best explanations for what scientists think they might be.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Robert responds to concerns about the "Yellow Rain" segment from our latest podcast, and offers an apology. Read his full statement here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Robert offers some practical advice on what to do if you survive a nuclear blast... and really want to drink that beer that made it through with you.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Scientists have estimated the answer to this age-old question. However, the vastness of these big, big numbers can be limited by our human perspective.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Robert takes a look at a series of dissected cities, and finds himself falling for the charmingly crooked bits and pieces of one in particular.
Monday, August 27, 2012
"I am, and will ever be, a white-socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transf...
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Apollo 11 moonwalkers were to be remembered as "epic men of flesh and blood" had disaster stranded them on the moon.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our first-ever Google Hangout. We had a blast!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing.)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Krulwich explores some wonderfully dizzying, and mind-altering-in-a-perfectly-legal-and-healthy-way, 3D drawings.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
If I swipe a little sweat trickling down my leg and hold it to my nose, it smells fine. But if I take a swipe from my arm pit (or several other places I choose not to mention) it's very un-fine. Why the difference?
Friday, June 29, 2012
Surprising and exciting scientific findings capture our attention and captivate the press. But what if, at some point after a finding has been soundly established, it starts to disappear? In a special collaboration with Radiolab we look at the 'decline effect' when more data tells us less, not more, about scientific truth.
Correction: An earlier version of this short incorrectly stated that Jonathan Schooler saw the effect size of his study fall by 30% on two different occasions. In fact, he saw it fall by that amount the first time he repeated the study and saw a general downward trend thereafter. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.
Correction: An earlier version of this short incorrectly attributed a statement to Jonathan Schooler’s advisor. The statement was actually made by his colleague. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Krulwich considers the strange powers, and brilliant hue, of horseshoe crab blood. Read the full post here.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Robert puzzles over why sunsets on the Red Planet are blue. Find out why, and take a look at some photos and an animation from NASA.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Robert gapes in wonder at the doodling prowess of self-proclaimed math geek Vi Hart. Read more, and watch Vi's blazing pencil in action.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Robert and Carl Zimmer teamed up tonight to moderate a brain mapping brouhaha live at Columbia University. The subject: does the brain's wiring make us who we are? The event has ended, but thanks to everyone who tuned in for the live webcast (and the lively web chat archived below).
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Robert considers the solitude of discovery, versus the grand public statements we tend to expect will spring from the big moment. And he recounts one famous instance--when humans firs...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Robert considers the spooky invisibility of magnetic force, and describes the push and pull that a pair of artists encountered while trying to depict it on film. Read more here.