December 30, 2011 Many have fallen off the New Year's resolution bandwagon soon after adopting a new diet or quitting smoking. So how can you achieve year-end goals and start the year on a positive note? Roy Baumeister, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength , has some tips.
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December 30, 2011 From the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant to the end of NASA"s shuttle program, a great deal of science stories made headlines this year. Science writers Mariette DiChristina, Matt Crenson, Steven Levy, and Paul Raeburn join Ira Flatow to discuss the year's top stories in science.
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December 29, 2011 Who's got the biggest New Year's Eve on Earth? Or, another way: Which time zone has the most people in it. The answer is clear.
Leonardo DaVinci noted that when trees branch, smaller branches have a precise, mathematical relationship to the branch they sprang from.
December 26, 2011 Some 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci noted that branches on trees split with mathematical precision. Recently, physicists studying this phenomenon have discovered it has important implications for the way wind flows around and through trees.
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December 23, 2011 What do you give to someone who lives abnormally? Outside ordinary categories? Here's a short list of gifts that would satisfy somebody like ... oh ... Robert Krulwich.
December 22, 2011 The New Year inspires many people to start fresh. Some vow to exercise more or quit smoking, others clean house or meditate. And we do it again and again, year after year. Astrophysicist Adam Frank explains the role that cycles — natural and arbitrary — play in our lives, and how technology has altered those cycles over time.
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December 21, 2011 An e-mail tips the scales at about "two-ten thousandths of a quadrillionth of an ounce." But what the Internet is doesn't matter; what it carries, that matters. Ideas aren't like chairs or tables. They have their own physics. They make their own weight.
December 19, 2011 When you think of a bubble, you think of a perfectly round, spherical shape, right? But what happens when you squish bubbles together?
December 14, 2011 What do the search for the Higgs boson and the discovery of gallium metal have in common? It's about what we humans do: We look, we think, we build models of what we imagine is out there.
December 8, 2011 We tend to associate certain vowel sounds like "E"s and "I"s with light objects while "O"s and "U"s suggest heavier things. Could there be some evolutionary reason for this?
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa picked tomatoes, shoveled sulfur and scraped fish lard before becoming one of America's most respected neurosurgeons.
December 5, 2011 Tell Me More begins its series "In Limbo" with the story of a man who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border by literally jumping over a fence. He picked tomatoes, shoveled sulfur and scraped fish lard before becoming one of America's most respected neurosurgeons. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa.
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December 5, 2011 We're going back to Mars: Next summer, a Jeep-sized robot will land on the red planet, and the search for Little Green Men will continue. Except nobody's looking for those anymore. Instead, the hunt is on for very teeny martians, shaped like itsy bitsy rods.
November 30, 2011 Ten were promised and 10 were found, but it's still an unsolved mystery: who's been leaving intricate paper sculptures across Edinburgh?
November 29, 2011 The sounds in our heads are the products of our lives: the tunes we loved, the ads, the jingles, the noises that poured out from the appliances and the living spaces around us. Here are 12 sounds of the times: 6 old and 6 new, to mix and remix. What are the sounds of your life?
November 25, 2011 Cuddle up with the great physicist Richard Feynman and hear him talk about beauty, curiosity and, most important of all, about doubt. "I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong," he says.
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