January 31, 2011 There are many ways to skin a cat, and just as many ways to spell "mackerel."
Self portrait of Muzaffar-'Ali.
January 27, 2011 With budget cuts looming, scientists might have to relearn the art of "begging" to fund their future projects.
January 25, 2011 The biggest threat to the 3-foot tall "hobbit" people living on the island of Flores, might have been a six-foot-tall stork.
January 20, 2011 Deep in the Arizona desert, one man has been deciphering the chatter between rodents, hoping to prove that communication among highly social animals is more sophisticated than we think.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/132650631/133072889" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
January 19, 2011 Using no editing tricks, an artist in Japan has created videos that trick our brain into seeing things we know can't happen.
Many Different Babies
Maya's Eye Photography + iStock
January 14, 2011 While the number of births world-wide has dropped by almost half, our population continues to grow, most likely because people are living longer.
Artist Shinichi Maruyama throws a water and ink mixture while a camera captures his work.
January 12, 2011 With the swirl of his hand, an artist in New York turns sheets of liquid molecules into Japanese calligraphy.
January 10, 2011 Headlines announcing possible doom always gets our attention. There's no way to know if something is really scary until you check it out. And often, the checking goes on and on for months.
Courtesy of Francis Vachon
January 6, 2011 Watch baby Edward explore the world. Every second, his brain is making thousands of new connections. Yet while this is happening, many circuits he doesn't need are carefully being sculpted away.
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
January 4, 2011 Tests suggest that today you'll do something you don't know about yet -- but somehow, it's already happened...and affected you.
December 22, 2010 Imagine there's intelligent life somewhere out in the universe. Would they celebrate Christmas? While this question may seem silly, some people take this question it very seriously.
Leonard Bernstein as he conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
December 21, 2010 Using only subtle facial expressions and no waving arms, Leonard Bernstein could masterfully conduct an orchestra performing a Haydn symphony.
Solar Kiss, 2001
December 20, 2010 On the shortest day and longest night of the year, why not give the sun a thank you kiss.
An illustration of the three models of pedagogy which are transmission, generative and transformative.
Dayna L. Watland /Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World
December 17, 2010 Since my post on math education got your juices flowing, I thought I'd finish the week with this lovely poster, a kind of summing everything up.
December 16, 2010 Adding snakes, balloons and maybe even some doodling to math class might get kids more interested in the topic.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor