In just one episode they manage to discuss falling in love, the science of cats surviving after jumping out of windows and also have both Brian Greene and Neil de Grasse Tyson as guests on the show. This hour, Radiolab dives into stories of great falls.We jump into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, upend some myths about falling cats, and plunge into our favorite songs about falling.” Jamie lives in Boston and is currently a Ph D student in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston. We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.”“Could parasites be the shadowy hands that pull the strings of life?
And we meet a robot built to be so sentient that its creators hope it will one day have a consciousness, and a life, all its own.” 9.
The Good Show Jad and Rob decide to dig around and see if they can figure out what compels some people to care and take self-sacrificing actions for others like jumping in front of a moving train or taking on an angry bull.
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It's been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists.
And we talk to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives…and that’s chatting with more than 3 million humans each month.
Then, five intrepid kids help us test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons, and play on our human empathy.
I also want to give a shout out to producer Lulu Miller, who seems like someone I want to befriend but is mysteriously difficult to Google.
This bio describes her as follows: “Miller studied history at Swarthmore College, and first fell for radio while working as a woodworker in Sunset Park.
But in this hour, we wonder whether there might also be a logic behind sharing, niceness, kindness … Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?
”“When an Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient wanders, they can end up too far from home, frightened, or hurt. But what else are you supposed to do if you want to keep them safe?
Producer Lulu Miller talks to Richard Neureither and Regine Hauch about what they’ve done in Düsseldorf.”“Animals rescue people all the time, but not like this.