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Robert Krulwich

Host, Radiolab

Robert Krulwich appears in the following:

Who Needs Clicks? Blogger Vi Hart Goes Wildly, Dramatically Dull

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vi of my heart, Vi who teaches, Vi who doodles, Vi who blogs, Vi with her magic markers, sugar dots, piano keys, balloons, toothpaste, Vi who has more followers than anybody (OK, not as many as Justin Bieber, but Vi's a math blogger, so come on ...), Vi who is ...

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Who Needs Clicks? Blogger Vi Hart Goes Wildly, Dramatically Dull

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It was bound to happen. In the worldwide race for clicks, one of the Web's most popular bloggers has gone rogue. She's decided to bore her audience — in the most daring way.

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Boy Meets Painting. Painting Grabs Boy. Boy Mystified

Friday, March 07, 2014

Here's what I remember: The day it happened, I was around 8 years old, which puts me in the second grade. It was definitely a Sunday (because we never went anywhere on Saturdays). My dad had decided to take me to the Museum of Modern Art to see some paintings, ...

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Boy Meets Painting. Painting Grabs Boy. Boy Mystified

Friday, March 07, 2014

What was it for you? A song? A movie? A poem? For me, it was a painting. I was grabbed by a work of art that said I know you. I've been waiting. And I fell. Totally. Why does that happen?

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Is That Someone's House? What Astronauts Can See Looking Down

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

It's nighttime. You are hovering high off the planet looking down. Things are happening. Strange, beautiful, wonderful things.

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For example, as night falls in the new world, North America seems stage-lit, it's so bright with street lights, traffic lights, window lights. South America ...

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Is That Someone's House? What Astronauts Can See Looking Down

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.

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Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

See the huge bear. He is hungry. See the little dog. He is happy. See the bear move close. "Come, play!" says the dog ...

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Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Norbert Rosing /National Geographic/Getty

This couldn't be.

A 1,200 pound male polar bear (especially when it's autumn and he hasn't eaten for four months) doesn't make play-dates with an animal from another species. He doesn't arrive every afternoon to cuddle, nuzzle, hug and roll around ...

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Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Look at what's happening to the planet, its air, its soil, its animals, its plants. Maybe it's time to point a finger at the cause of all this change — and name it.

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Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...

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... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, ...

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I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A sea creature in a Japanese aquarium goes on strike. It won't eat. Just totally refuses. What to do?

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I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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It was found in Baja California, in the water, scuttling about. It's an isopod — a many legged, many jointed, bottom-crawler, related to prawns and crabs and it happily eats dead things. Scavengers aren't that particular about what's for dinner. When they find it, ...

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Trees On The Move As Temperature Zones Shift 3.8 Feet A Day

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

To keep pace with the present rate of temperature change, plants and animals have to migrate poleward a few feet a day, according to a team of ecologists. If they can't, they may not survive.

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Trees On The Move As Temperature Zones Shift 3.8 Feet A Day

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You are a snail. You are a plant. You like where you are. The temperature's right. It suits you.

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But then, gradually, over the years, it gets warmer. Not every day, of course, but on more and more days, the temperature climbs to ...

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Expanding The NPR Brand, Mom By Mom

Monday, February 17, 2014

What's a "blog?" What's an "NPR?" How do you put a picture on the radio? Cartoonist Connie Sun tries to explain to her mom. (I'm not sure it worked.)

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Expanding The NPR Brand, Mom By Mom

Monday, February 17, 2014

The other day, I wrote a post about a cartoonist, Connie Sun, and her thoughts about animals. Her mom heard about it, and called Connie to say "Yea!" and then, because she's an honest woman, she asked, "What is NPR?" Here's what happened next:

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'O Wind A-Blowing!'

Saturday, February 15, 2014

WNYC

We're closing in on March, when wind, "blowing in like a lion," takes its big annual bow. Wind is invisible, of course, except for what it moves, touches. "I saw you toss the kites on high," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. ...

... And blow the birds about the sky;

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'O Wind A-Blowing!'

Saturday, February 15, 2014

This is the snowy season. Next (very soon) comes the windy season, and to celebrate, here are three of the wildest winds ever — seen through a door in Antarctica, on a street in Norway, and in an outdoor barbershop in a country with no name.

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'I Will Fight Gravity For You,' Said Superman To Lois Lane

Thursday, February 13, 2014

He was faster than a speeding bullet, could leap tall buildings in a single bound, but that's not what made Superman super. The real source of his power, we learn from five fine dancers, is the love he had for a certain newspaper reporter: a dancer's valentine.

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'I Will Fight Gravity For You,' Said Superman To Lois Lane

Thursday, February 13, 2014

He could fly like a speeding bullet, leap tall buildings in a single bound, but that's not what made Superman super. The real source of his power, we learn from five fine dancers, is the love he had for a certain newspaper reporter: A dancer's valentine.

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