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Vintage HeLa Cells Video

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We've updated our show Famous Tumors with a check-in from Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and one of Henrietta's granddaughters, on some of the interesting developments since the book came out. After you listen, check out this 1956 HeLa cells video.

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Doing A Da Vinci — If Only Leonardo Could See This

Friday, September 20, 2013

In the book "Arabian Nights," Prince Husain, the eldest son the Sultan, buys a magic carpet which comes with these instructions: Think of a far away place and "Whoever sitteth on this carpet ... will, in the twinkling of an eye ... be borne thither." We're updating that tale, with a real magic carpet — but this time with feathers.

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Mama Mia, Mama Mia! A Canadian Bohemian Rhapsodizes About String Theory

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's been frustrating, this 100-year search by physicists all over the world for a Unified Theory of Everything, and Tim Blais, physics grad student, a capella singer, Queen fan, feels their collective pain in this — his Bohemian Rhapsody on String Theory. Don't miss the Albert Einstein hand puppet in a hail storm, crying his heart out.

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Radio Rookies

DIY TOOLKIT: How to report your own story

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WNYC

This animated short is part of a toolkit of DIY videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network.  Educators can use this DIY to teach students of all ages to report stories about their own lives.

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Soundcheck

Video Premiere: Tremor, 'Huella'

Friday, September 06, 2013

Watch the new video from the Argentine “digital folklorico” trio Tremor.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Flirting with Vomit Edition

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Slate critics Julia Turner, John Swansburg, June Thomas and Aisha Harris discuss the Edgar Wright film "The World's End," Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and love and terror in amusement parks.

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Radiolab

Mosquito Exclusive! Yes, They Bite, But Half The Time They Miss

Friday, August 09, 2013

You'd figure that mosquitoes, having been on our planet for the last 79 million years, would be really, really good at sucking blood. That's how they feed their young. Surprise! They're kind of bad at it. Today's feature: videos of mosquitoes missing veins and capillaries.

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Radiolab

And Now For Something Completely Different

Saturday, August 03, 2013

I don't know what this is, or what it cost this guy to do what he does to his knees, or to the top of his skull. I don't know what I'm listening to. I only know that what happens in this video is beautiful.

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What It's Like To Drop 150,000 Feet Straight Down

Monday, July 29, 2013

If I say "meet me 28 miles from here," that doesn't seem very far, right? But what if the 28 miles is not on a road or a highway, but straight up? Take a trip with a space shuttle solid rocket booster as it tumbles back to Earth. Headphones on.

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Radiolab

Live stream tonight: Jad & Robert at Tekserve

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jad and Robert will be at Tekserve in NYC tonight to talk a bit about how the show is made and answer listener questions. Watch the live stream at 6pm ET.

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Radiolab

Getting Cozy With Baby Butterflies ... So Cozy, They Whisper A Wriggly Secret

Saturday, July 20, 2013

You thought, didn't you, that when a caterpillar gets ready to turn itself into a butterfly, it spins itself a cocoon, using silk. I thought that. But, apparently, what happens is different, more like a scene from the movie Alien.

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Soundcheck

Mother Falcon's Swelling Tribute To Radiohead

Monday, June 24, 2013

The sprawling Austin ensemble is ending its two month-long residencies in New York with two ambitious blowouts covering Radiohead's classic album OK Computer. Watch Mother Falcon cover the Radiohead song "Airbag."

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Radiolab

Why Men Die Younger Than Women: The 'Guys Are Fragile' Thesis

Monday, June 17, 2013

Death, it appears, prefers gentlemen to ladies. Women don't just outlive men, they consistently outlive men at every stage of life. More boys die in utero, in infancy, in adolescence, in middle age, at every stage. That's why nature makes more of them. But why? What's so fragile about guys?

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Radiolab

The Most Dangerous Traffic Circle In The World?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moving north: two vans. Moving east: three taxis, a peddle cab and one lady walking. Moving west: six motorcycles, another taxi, a truck and a van. Moving south: a bicyclist, two cabs and a truck. All of them meet and there are no rules. Who lives? Who dies?

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Studio 360

Exclusive: Foxygen, "Cosmic Vibrations" (live video)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

A couple hours before their recent show at New York's Mercury Lounge, we caught up with Foxygen's Sam France and Jonathan Rado on a playground across the street from the venue. They played an acoustic version of their new song “Cosmic Vibrations.” And they told the story of how they gave ...

Video: "Cosmic Vibrations"

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TONIGHT. Live video and chat: Cellular Surgeons

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Join us for a night of nanospectucular wonders, hosted by Robert Krulwich, live from the World Science Festival tonight (May 30) at 8pm ET here on radiolab.org. Watch below, and join two Radiolab producers for a live chat as the event gets underway.

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VIDEO: Radiolab Behind the Scenes

Monday, May 20, 2013

If you've ever wondered how the podcast comes together, or what it's like to work at Radiolab, here's a peek into our process.

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Radiolab

The Little Metronome That Wouldn't

Monday, May 20, 2013

Take a metronome. Then take another. Then another. Set them ticking at different times. Look. Lift. (That's the key part.) Watch. Then Laugh. Because you will be dumbfounded.

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Radiolab

Music, Inside Out

Friday, May 10, 2013

What would it be like to be a string that made music? Not anything simple, like a guitar string or a cello string, but a magical string, a sine curve that's taut then loose, that doubles then doubles again, that sheds then dissolves into showers of notes.

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Radiolab

A Movie Made from Atoms

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Researchers used 5,000 individual atoms to create the world's smallest film...and in the process figure out how to store a helluva lot of data!

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