Radiolab

Sep 17

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“And the amazing thing — amazing to me, anyway — is that what we’d spent 2,000 years drawing in our heads was actually there. We’d gotten it pretty much right!” — Mapping what you cannot see, cannot know, cannot visit.

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Sep 11

“When it gets dark, New York City turns on 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs to produce two powerful beams that shoot up, side by side, to remind us that once upon a time, two towers stood here, and then didn’t, and this is how we remember the day they came down — by looking up.” — 13 years later, Tribute in Light is an extraordinary memorial to the Twin Towers. It’s also a magnet for migrating birds.

Sep 10

“We are much, much closer to an answer than we have ever been in the history of the human species; we are on the cusp of knowing.” — Prof. Caleb Scharf on using colors to detect life on other planets.

Sep 09

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Sep 05

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“Whoever owns the soil, it is theirs all the way up to heaven and down to hell.” — Who owns the sky?

Sep 04

“It weighed as much as a dozen African elephants or more than seven T. rex.” — TITANOSAUR!

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Sep 02

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