April 18, 2005 When pianist Laura Rosser performs, she hears more than sounds. She hears colors — each note has its own associated hue. Rosser has a rare neurological condition called synesthesia. Stimulation of one sense produces the sensation of another.
March 28, 2005 Andy Goldsworthy, a sculptor best known for impermanent works in nature made of leaves, rocks and even ice, has created a permanent slate structure for the National Gallery of Art. To do so, he studied optics and physics to create a series of domes that should stand forever without any cement.
March 7, 2005 Artists use their creativity to reveal the world in new and sometimes unexpected ways. Artist Ned Kahn's work focuses on the physical world. From the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics of Earth's crust, Kahn uses scientific principles to create art.
February 28, 2005 In the 1960s and '70s, Milford Graves was a jazz drummer who played with New York's avant-garde. He's still a musician, but he spends a great deal of time exploring the relationship between music and the human heart. Some doctors think he's onto something.
February 14, 2005 Comic books have become a new frontier for the portrayal of scientific ideas and the drama of discovery. But they're also a battleground for the ongoing debate between evolutionary scientists and proponents of creationism.
November 18, 2004 An artist educated at MIT has a unique perspective on his trade. Using lasers, heart monitors and other technological gadgets, Christopher Janney explores the nature of creativity and origin of the soul.
November 15, 2004 When they aren't seeing patients, many doctors moonlight as musicians. Doctors' orchestras exist in a handful of cities around the country. Many doctors say these groups help them unwind. Some think it makes them better physicians, too. Joel Rose of member station WHYY reports.
November 8, 2004 For those with less-than-perfect singing voices, technology offers help. A number of computer programs can correct pitch to make just about anyone sound in tune — even NPR's Renee Montagne, who lends her voice to show how the software works.
November 1, 2004 At the American Museum of Natural History, a lost world is taking shape. Artists, writers and scientists have joined forces to create the most up-to-date dinosaur show ever. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.