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NPR People: Hmmm.... Krulwich on Science Podcast

NPR People: Hmmm.... Krulwich On Science Podcast

NPR Science Correspondent Robert Krulwich demystifies what's dense and difficult -- even if you feel lost when it comes to science. ...

Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun

Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal by entering the English language. But when your entire life is reduced ...

Lucretius, Man Of Modern Mystery

In his new book, author and Harvard literature professor Stephen Greenblatt explores the 2,000 year-old writings of Lucretius and his ...

Cuddling With 9, Smooching With 8, Winking At 7

Most people have a favorite number. But why do people choose the numbers they do

When Does A Person Start To Boil?

Have you ever wondered how much heat you can take 232 years ago, three men decided to find out.

Nature's Secret: Why Honey Bees Are Better Politicians Than Humans

Democracy in the human world can be a messy and acrimonious business, but in the bee world, a little waggle dance can help you get all the ...

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

Everyone knew the mission would fail the technicians, the pilot and the friend who would replace him if he deserted the mission. But ...

Flamingos Drop From Siberian Sky: Locals Mystified

Deep in the middle of a Siberian winter, a frozen bird fell from the sky. Then another. Not what you expect while ice fishing in the ...

Tools Never Die. Waddaya mean, Never?

Krulwich makes a bet he can find tools that have gone extinct but it turns out old technology doesn't disappear like you'd think. Tools ...

New Language Discovered: Prairiedogese

Deep in the Arizona desert, one man has been deciphering the chatter between rodents, hoping to prove that communication among highly ...

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?

Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the sun or a star. You might think you're walking ...

My Grandson The Rock

In this story, we explain why someday you might have a rock for a grandson.