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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Behavioral economist Richard Thaler gives advice on how we can make better choices about our health, wealth, and happiness. Also, animation pioneer Ralph Bakshi. A new graphic novel about a Dutch trader's travel through Mohawk country in the 17th century. And on Underreported: new insight into how planets form.

Guests:

Ralph Bakshi and Richard Thaler

How to Choose Wisely

Behavioral economist Richard Thaler explains why we often make poor choices when it comes to our health, wealth, and happiness, and how we can learn to make better choices. His new book is Nudge.

Event: Richard Thaler will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, April 17 at 4:30 ...

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Ralph Bakshi, Animation Pioneer

Cartoonist and animation pioneer Ralph Bakshi is responsible for films and TV shows like “Fritz the Cat,” “The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse,” “Spider-man,” “Cool World,” and “The Lord of the Rings,” to name a few. A new book, Unfiltered, chronicles Bakshi’s career.

Events: Ralph Bakshi will sign books ...

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Journey Into Mohawk Country

In the 17th century, Dutch trader Van den Bogaert set out through present-day New York’s Indian territory in search of beaver pelts. His actual diary entries have been brought to life in a new graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, by writer and illustrator George O’Connor and historian Charles ...

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How Cups Affect Taste

The feel of the container affects the taste of the drink it contains, according to a recent study by Rutgers Associate Professor of Marketing Maureen Morrin (along with Aradhna Krishna of the University of Michigan). Morrin tells us what happened when they blindfolded people and then gave them water to ...

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Underreported: New Planet Forming?

Scientists may be closer to understanding how new planets form. Astrophysicist Ben Oppenheimer of the American Museum of Natural History and his colleagues at the Lyot Project have put together an image of material that seems to be coalescing into either a planet or a brown ...

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