June 7, 2012 Krulwich Wonders will be back on June 19 after a brief break.
June 4, 2012 What does the band best known for its late-'90s hit "Tubthumping" have in common with Robert Krulwich's mom and writer Arthur Miller?
June 1, 2012 The blood of horseshoe crabs is bright blue, not red like ours. The "jack-of-all-trades" creatures are built to last, and the blood can do amazing things. That makes it incredibly valuable to drug companies and researchers.
May 27, 2012 A three letter word can keep you musing and musing. What is it?
May 26, 2012 Which is weirder: to laugh at a situation that you know is kind of sad, or not to laugh at a situation that you know is kind of funny?
May 24, 2012 Plants, of course, don't have noses. But there is a vine that can smell the difference between a tomato and a stalk of wheat.
May 22, 2012 A mile below the sea surface near an oil drill, a robotic camera caught a glimpse of a green-gray blob. The camera operator spun the rig around to catch sight of the glimmering, undulating animal. What was it?
May 20, 2012 John Baldessari is a conceptual artist whose work includes people with colored dots on their heads, oddly composed photographs and large trumpet sculptures. What happens when the gravelly-voiced Tom Waits narrates a film about an artist who proclaims "I will not make any more boring art"?
May 17, 2012 Legendary scientist Reichard Feynman offered a simple but profound lesson about how we understand the world in a lecture at Cornell in 1964. The world, it is presumed, works perfectly well without us. How we think about it makes no important difference.
May 15, 2012 If we don't notice that animals are in deep decline, do we keep eating and eating until what is disappearing is gone permanently? Or do we unconsciously adjust?
May 11, 2012 What inspired 86-year-old Brendon Grimshaw to buy an island in the Indian Ocean, replant it with 16,000 trees, grasses and lure a bunch of giant tortoises to live with him?
May 9, 2012 Most punsters play with words, but Gemma Correll, a "comic-making person," as she refers to herself, draws whimsical, half-literal sketches.
May 4, 2012 A hundred years ago men didn't leave home without a hat. Today, the man's hat hat is a rarity. Robert Krulwich, and his hat-maker father, Allen S. Krulwich, have a theory on the demise of the hat.
May 2, 2012 Cells from fetal boys and girls have been found in mothers four to five decades following their last pregnancy. And researchers think they must be doing something. But what?