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The Extractor

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The sounds we make don't just fade away; they're embedded in the wood around us. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Kevin Cragg, Annemarie Cullen, Dennis Pacheco, and Rebecca Robles, with Melanie Hoopes, Bea Herbstman, Alex Marino, and Kerry Kastin. Music...

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Freakonomics Radio

Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Levitt and Dubner go deep on "Freakonomics Experiments," a new research project that lets you take a chance on life.

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Radiolab

Color Walking

Friday, June 29, 2012

After running across a delightful experiment (which we stumbled on while researching our Colors show), our intrepid interns Phia & Brendan decided to give it a whirl. Take a look.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Before there was gravity, there was...the cat piano

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The world of 17th century scientific and mathematical experimentation was, as Edward Dolnick told Leonard today, one of alchemy, experimentation, and god-fearing superstition. The experiments undertaken by the Royal Society may have led to some incredible discoveries, but some had less serious goals and were, in truth, nothing more than idle amusements. Take the cat piano.

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