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Why Cry?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ever wonder why humans cry? A professor of behavioral neurology answers some questions, and helps give us a better understanding of how a feeling in our guts can come out as water in our eyes.

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With Voting Closed, Ancestor Waits

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Photo by: Megan Tan

After a grueling campaign season -- rocking red carpet glam, hobnobbing with locals, and trying to be seen in all the right places -- the hypothetical placental mammal reclined in Washington Square Park to catch ...

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Ancestor Hams for Halle

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Schrëwdinger lives it up in the last red carpet event before voting closes today in the Name Your Ancestor contest...

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Boxed Out at the Box Office

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Our common ancestor was seen trying to cajole the box office attendant at the Cherry Lane Theatre earlier today. But the imposing mammal was turned away -- apparently even the animal that led to all of us needs ID when picking up will call tickets.

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(Wo)Men for Mancestor

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Super PAC (Wo)Men for Mancestor makes a final push for its candidate in the last 24 hours of the Name Your Ancestor vote.

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Mancestor: Ravishing in Red

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

There's nothing prehistoric about this creature's fashion sense!

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Non-Shrews For Schrëwdinger

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Common ancestor supporters are out in force for their candidates, in the final days of the vote...

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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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Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Does Science Refute God?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on  AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820

On the fundamental question--evolution or creation? -- Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22% believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31% on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist? Our debaters are Lawrence Krauss, Michael Shermer, Ian Hutchinson, and Dinesh D'Souza

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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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The Takeaway

One Student's Quest to Stop the Teaching of Creationism in Louisiana Schools

Monday, January 21, 2013

In 2008, Louisiana passed the Science Education Act, a law that allows schools to use supplemental materials when teaching evolution and global warming. Critics like activist Zack Kopplin argued that the law allows teachers to promote creationism.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Unpacking the History of the French-Algerian Conflict | Technology, Safety, the Boeing 787, and the Future | One Student's Quest to Stop the Teaching of Creationism in Louisiana Schools | New Movie Releases: 'Mama,' 'Broken City,' 'The Last Stand' | President Lyndon Johnson's Legacy Ahead of Barack Obama's Second Inaugural

The Leonard Lopate Show

Neil Shubin on the Universe Within

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Science writer Neil Shubin discusses a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In The Universe Within, Shubin explains how fossils, the Earth’s position, and the universe’s fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in the human body.

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