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by Robert Krulwich, Quoctrung Bui
October 1, 2014 There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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by Robert Krulwich
September 28, 2014 Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?
by Robert Krulwich, Adam Cole
September 26, 2014 Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
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September 24, 2014 Krulwich and his Wonders are packing up, and before I go, I'd like to shake all your hands, each and every one of you, and say thank you. This is my goodbye.
September 19, 2014 They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
September 14, 2014 Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.
September 12, 2014 Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.
September 10, 2014 Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.
September 7, 2014 We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of a galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.
September 5, 2014 I am made of atoms — 7,000 trillion trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?
September 4, 2014 You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."
September 3, 2014 If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.
August 24, 2014 You look. You gape. You can't believe your eyes. Well, take a peek at this image and ask yourself, 'How did they do this?'
August 21, 2014 Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.
August 20, 2014 Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?
August 15, 2014 There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.
August 14, 2014 A new movie turns the physicist into a romantic lead. But how will it handle the not-so-wonderful parts of his marriage? Truthaholics want to know.
August 12, 2014 Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.
August 7, 2014 Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.
August 5, 2014 Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.
August 2, 2014 The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.
July 28, 2014 Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
July 23, 2014 A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.
July 22, 2014 This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.
July 16, 2014 The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.
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