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Fossil Shows Triassic-Era Sea Creature Gave Birth On Land

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A fossil of an ichthyosaur that lived 250 million years ago indicates it gave live birth headfirst, like land mammals and not tail-first like whales and dolphins.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Killing all the Starfish?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In some cases, sea star arms have been documented crawling away from the body of the invertebrate, disemboweling it. Gross.

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'I Will Fight Gravity For You,' Said Superman To Lois Lane

Thursday, February 13, 2014

He was faster than a speeding bullet, could leap tall buildings in a single bound, but that's not what made Superman super. The real source of his power, we learn from five fine dancers, is the love he had for a certain newspaper reporter: a dancer's valentine.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Scientists Hunt for Morning Dew on Mars

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Could mysterious dark streaks on Martian slopes be evidence of liquid water flows?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Out of the Bottle: Wine Psychology

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How do our expectations, environment, and social cues trick us into believing our wine tastes better or worse?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Solving Life’s Everyday Problems, With Data

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Data geeks say our “digital breadcrumbs” can reveal where to eat, who to date, or which bus to take.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Stem Cell Research Update

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Researchers in a recent study report creating stem cells in 30 minutes through an acid bath.

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Science Friday

SciFri: For Some Olympians, Winning Medals Is All About Flow

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Understanding fluid dynamics helps Olympians shave minutes off race times.

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Science Friday

SciFri: In Wind Tunnels, Ski Jumpers Become Flying Machines

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wind tunnels help Olympic ski jumpers balance between lift and drag.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Andy Weir: ‘The Martian’

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Andy Weir’s novel of Mars survival mixes science fact and fiction.

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China's Moon Rover Wakes Up, But Isn't Out Of The Woods Yet

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ground controllers are no doubt happy that the Jade Rabbit rover survived the lunar night, though a potentially mission-ending mechanical problem has yet to be fixed.

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A Prehistoric Family? Looking For Clues In The Mud

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ancient footprints discovered in Britain show that five individuals of mixed ages took a stroll together 800,000 years ago. Commentator Barbara J. King asks whether it's scientifically credible to consider these individuals a family.

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On The Media

#15 - Internet Time

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In 1998 Swatch tried to completely reinvent our concept of time. Swatch Internet Time (or .beat time) would have been a new way to conceive of moments. There'd be no time zones, and also, no hours, minutes, or seconds. PJ talks to Gizmodo's Eric Limer and Swatch Creative Director Carlo Giordanetti about Swatch's plan to create time's version of Esperanto. 

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Radiolab

'I Will Fight Gravity For You,' Said Superman To Lois Lane

Thursday, February 13, 2014

He could fly like a speeding bullet, leap tall buildings in a single bound, but that's not what made Superman super. The real source of his power, we learn from five fine dancers, is the love he had for a certain newspaper reporter: A dancer's valentine.

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The Takeaway

Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned | Six Years of High School? An Educational Experiment in Chicago | This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why Ice is So Difficult to Fight in The South | How Do They Do That? The Physics Behind the Skeleton and the Luge | Six Years of High School? An Educational Experiment in Chicago | Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned | This Valentine's Day, True Stories of ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Works for Women at Work; A Curious Madness; Prince Igor Returns to the Met; The Ivory Trade; Starfish Death

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Takeaway

The Future of Secondary Education in America?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like. 

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 1)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The myths of modern marriage.

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Fresh Air

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction, and this time, human activity is the culprit.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Look at the Mind-Bending World of Codebreaking with The Takeaway's John Hockenberry

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WNYC Science Fair returned to The Greene Space for its second installment on Tuesday, February 11 with a look inside the mind-bending, down-the-rabbit hole world of codebreaking, hosted by The Takeaway's John Hockenberry.

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