Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman appears in the following:

Immigration and the Microbiome, Spice Trends

Friday, November 09, 2018

Thai immigrants who moved to the U.S. lost gut microbes and gained new ones. Are there health consequences? Plus, we asked literal tastemakers: What makes a spice a hit or a bust?

Heart History, Disease Seasonality, Beatboxing

Friday, November 09, 2018

A look at the history of treatments that revolutionized the way we fix the human heart. Plus, how do beatboxers create sounds not found in the human language?

Episode 836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.

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Stephen Hawking, Women In Blockchain, Dinosaurs

Friday, March 16, 2018

Remembering Stephen Hawking, who died this week. Plus, why aren't there more women in blockchain? 

Ancient Tools, Life On Mars, An Aurora Named Steve

Friday, March 16, 2018

New evidence suggests that complex human behaviors evolved tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought. Plus, how would life on Mars be different from life on Earth? 

A World Without Humans Looks A Lot Like A Rat Race

Thursday, September 24, 2015

In this scientific "thought experiment" from the podcast The Adaptors, humans have gone extinct and rats take over. What makes rodents so well-positioned to take over the world?

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

Monday, August 04, 2014

In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.

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The Science of What Bugs Us

Monday, May 16, 2011

Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent and co-author of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Ustalks about why things are annoying and offers a scientific explanation of what irritates us and gets under our skin. Helping explain this phenomenon is Flora Lichtman, multimedia editor for NPR's Science Friday and co-author of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us

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