Radiolab

Oct 01

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“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.’” — Stanley Kubrick

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Sep 25

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“Japanese giant hornets have large yellow heads, enormous eyes, and they eat bees. ‘Eat’ is too polite. They grab European honeybees, rip off their heads, tear off limbs, throw those parts away and take the big, juicy middle piece (the thorax) back to their kids (the larvae). They are unstoppable.” — As bad as these hornets are — and they are very, very bad — this story has a happy ending.

Sep 23

radiochantier:

 Dizzy Gillespie

radiochantier:

 Dizzy Gillespie

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Sep 22

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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.