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Patient Zero - Updated

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero. We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.      

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Stayin' Alive

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A look at four unconventional ways to stay alive.

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The Bitter End

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We turn to doctors to save our lives -- to heal us, repair us, and keep us healthy. But when it comes to the critical question of what to do when death is at hand, there seems to be a gap between what we want doctors to do for us, and what doctors want done for themselves.

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On The Media

Don't Screw It Up

Friday, December 27, 2013

Following up on his conversation with Chris Anderson, Bob speaks with Michael Weinberg, Vice President at Public Knowledge, who's working to explain the benefits of 3D printing to legislators before regulation takes hold.

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Radiolab

Stashed Away Secrets

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Tim Kreider shares a deeply personal story about a friend whose life was full of fuzzy facts. Tim's friend Skelly was a private guy, and his friends didn't push him on the details of his personal life -- even when they discovered the little lies he told to impress them. ...

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Out of Sight

Thursday, August 01, 2013

John Hull and Zoltan Torey are both blind, but they deal with the world in completely different ways -- one paints vivid pictures in his mind, while the other refuses to picture anything at all. While John finds truth in darkness, Zoltan sees an emotional void. And as they argue, ...

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Truth and Cannonballs

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Errol Morris is a legendary fact-hunting documentary sleuth. His film The Thin Blue Line has been credited with overturning a murder conviction, and freeing an accused man from a death sentence. For him, the search for truth shouldn't stop short of insanity. He tells Jad and Robert a story about ...

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New Tech City

Mapped: Subway Stations With Wi-Fi Underground

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Radiolab

The Bugs of History

Friday, April 05, 2013

Periodical cicadas emerge in cycles of 17 and 13 years, making them a kind of cultural bug clock -- a buzzing reminder of invasions of yore, and a good excuse to think back on where we were the last time they burst from the ground in massive, memorable hordes.

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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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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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Swarmageddon: Join Our DIY Cicada-Tracking Events!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Bursting broods of bugs and ... beer? Believe it! The 17-year cicadas are coming, and Radiolab is inviting armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers to help predict the emergence of cicadas by building a homemade sensor and sharing your observations.

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The Bliss Jackpot

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Bliss episode (which airs across the country this week) begins with a perfect moment -- polar adventurer Aleksander Gamme finding a hidden stash of utter happiness under the ice at the end of a 3-month trek in the South Pole. And it was all caught on camera.

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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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Radiolab

Reasonable Doubt

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On July 29th, 1985, a 36-year-old woman named Penny Beerntsen went for a jog on the beach near her home. About a mile into her run, she passed a man in a leather jacket, said hello and kept running. On her way back, he re-appeared. What happened next would cause ...

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Radiolab

Dealing with Doubt

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

World Series of Poker Champion Annie Duke has made millions playing poker. Her trick? She’s found a way to put a number on what she can and cannot know. She tells us how we might take her math-minded ways away from the card table, and put them to ...

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Rocked by Doubt

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In 2010, Lulu Miller was biking across the country, taking some time to clear her head for a new phase of life. And somewhere in Nevada, she ran into a guy named Jeff Viniard who was on a similar journey. They shared the road for two weeks, pedaling hundreds of ...

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New Tech City

Women, Work-Life, Tech: 4 Things You Can Do

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

When we scheduled “How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work” (this was the inspiration) we had no idea just how timely the topic would be: with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In just out, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Myer decision to ban working from home, and Anne-Marie Slaughter morphing into a feminist rockstar -- holy moly, this was the place to be.

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Are You Sure?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stories about walking the tightrope between doubt and certainty.

 

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