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Thursday, June 03, 2010

The science of false memory. Then, why being wrong can be a good thing in the long run. Plus, the novel Dear Money. And we'll look at two unusual solutions for the gulf oil spill: oil eating bacteria and a nuclear bomb!

False Memories

Remember that time that President Obama shook hands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Or what about when Joe Lieberman voted to impeach President Clinton? If you're nodding your head yes, you've got a false memory--neither of these things ever happened, but there is a reason you believe they did.

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Being Wrong

When is being wrong right?

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Dear Money

In her novel Dear Money, Martha McPhee tells the story of India Palmer, a cash-strapped writer who reinvents herself as a world-class bond trader.

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Unusual Spill Solutions: Oil Eating Bacteria

Chemical dispersants are already being used to cleanup the Gulf of Mexico, but what about oil-eating bacteria?

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Unusual Spill Solutions: A Nuclear Bomb

Lots of ideas have been suggested to plug BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but none as incendiary as using a nuclear weapon. And yes, this has actually been tried before in previous petro-calamities.

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Leonard's Questions: Kathryn Schulz

What are some of Kathryn Shulz' favorite picks? She told us after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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