December 31, 2010 Where in the United States would you have to go to see the country's first sunrise of 2011? Turns out the answer is, "It's complicated."
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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.
December 17, 2010 Doctors at University of Iowa have been studying a female patient they call "SM" for more than 20 years. SM has a damaged amygdala, a part of the brain. As a result, she doesn't experience fear. Daniel Tranel explains what doctors have learned from SM and how that information might be useful.
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December 16, 2010 Adding snakes, balloons and maybe even some doodling to math class might get kids more interested in the topic.
December 15, 2010 Dr. Andrew Newberg has scanned the brains of praying nuns, chanting Sikhs and meditating Buddhists in an effort to address life's burning questions: Who are we? What's the meaning of life? What does it mean to be religious?
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Madame Curie in her lab.
December 14, 2010 The Nobel Prizes are often filled with controversy -- be it an empty chair, death, or in the case of Madame Curie, a torrid love affair.
December 14, 2010 Singer Pat Boone and his new line of meat products were profiled on Monday's Morning Edition. The singer talked about donating money to conservative causes. Mercy Corp was listed as one of the charities. Mercy Corp asked us to make it clear that its humanitarian work is non-political and non-religious.
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A Giant Panda cub climbing a tree at the Wolong Nature Reserve in China. Those two round bumps foot pads.
December 10, 2010 On the 12th day of this month, consider how things would be if we based our counting system not on tens, but on multiples and fractions of twelves.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface.
December 8, 2010 In a letter to Robert Krulwich, Neil Armstrong reveals some unknown facts of the first lunar landing.
December 8, 2010 Coyotes are pacing the streets and parks of Chicago, but they're not the predators you might expect -- more than 60 of them have been fitted with radio collars and have Cook County's blessing to roam wild and earn their keep catching small rodents.
December 7, 2010 When we read news stories, we often lack a sense of scale. We read about oil spills, we read about natural disasters in Pakistan. But we often wonder "How big was that, really?" And now there's a website that answers that question.
December 3, 2010 Normally the eyes and brain work together in a seamless, intricate system. But what happens when the brain can no longer make sense of visual information? Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about his new book, The Mind's Eye, and what visual disorders reveal about how the brain processes sight.
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December 3, 2010 Our video wasn't enough -- many of you had to see for yourselves how hard it is to walk in a straight line, without a visible guide point. See your video proof -- through music and snow.
December 2, 2010 People who literally run with bees, who dash across meadows inside a bee swarm, learn a few things. One, for example, thinks his bees can recognize him and vice versa: he can say "That's my bee!" .... and be right.
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