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The Takeaway

Lost Arctic Photos Open Window Back in Time to Age of Exploration

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Historians have opened a window back in time by restoring a block of photographic negatives discovered frozen in ice for nearly a century.

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PRI's The World

The wreck of a long-lost ship from the Franklin Expedition has been found in the Canadian Arctic

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

British explorer John Franklin departed England in 1845 to explore the Arctic — but he never returned. Now one of the two lost Franklin expedition ships has been found by the Royal Canadian Geological Society.

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Radiolab

The Seed Jar

Friday, May 30, 2014

Craig Childs, Regan Choi, and Dirk Vaughan used to spend months in the isolated backcountry of the Southwestern U.S. One day, they stumbled across a rare and ancient piece of pottery, in almost mint condition. That discovery led to an argument, and a decision, that has stayed with them for ...

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On Being

Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness [remix]

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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Radiolab

Curiosity zaps Mars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity begins to explore that distant, dusty planet, shooting lasers, and sending pictures.

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The Truth

In Good Hands (part 1)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A pair of urban explorers goes underground, in the first part of a continuing story. Starring Emily Tarver, Alex Marino, Louis Kornfeld, Ed Herbstman, Christian Paluck, and Amy Warren. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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The Takeaway

Why Kids Are The Best Scientists

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The next time your children get filthy playing in the riverbed or taking apart the remote control, stop before you scold. Scientists say that this kind of play is actually like hands-on science experimentation for your kids; they're learning to decipher the world around them through exploration. Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, explains how these findings should change how we educate our children.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: When James Cameron Hits Bottom, We Will Hear Him

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NPR

Robert considers the solitude of discovery, versus the grand public statements we tend to expect will spring from the big moment. And he recounts one famous instance--when humans first reached the deepest place on Earth--when no words came.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Four Voyages of Columbus

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laurence Bergreen gives an account of Christopher Columbus, whose 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in and his unexpected landfall in the Americas is a watershed event in world history. In Columbus: The Four Voyages, he looks at the three later voyages Columbus made searching for a route to China.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Into the Silence: Exploring Mount Everest

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wade Davis gives an account of the generation of adventurers, soldiers, and mountaineers who attempted to tackle Mount Everest in the 1920s. In Into the Silence, he looks at how World War I affected these climbers and recounts the efforts of George Mallory and his fellow climbers to conquer the mountain in the face of treacherous terrain and weather.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Four Voyages of Columbus

Monday, October 10, 2011

Laurence Bergreen gives an account of Christopher Columbus, whose 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in and his unexpected landfall in the Americas is a watershed event in world history. In Columbus: The Four Voyages, he looks at the three later voyages Columbus made searching for a route to China.

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The Takeaway

Light Years Away: The Discovery of 'Exo-Planets'

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scientists from the European Space Agency have just discovered 32 "exo-planets" — planets in other solar systems, most of them much larger than Earth. For an explanation of what we know about these planets and what this discovery means to the scientific community, we talk with Miles O'Brien, a freelance science and aviation reporter.

 

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