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Sunday, June 06, 2021

Bald eagles in Idaho slaughtered 54 sheep, including some weighing up to 80 pounds, that were grazing on a farm. ... Although the eagles have cost him money, [farmer Rocky ] Matthews says they are cool birds who don't know any better. read more


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Radiolab: Albert Einstein asked that when he died, his body be cremated and his ashes be scattered in a secret location. He didn't want his grave, or his body, becoming a shrine to his genius. When he passed away in the early morning hours of April, 18, 1955, his family knew his wishes. There was only one problem: the pathologist who did the autopsy had different plans. In this episode we follow Einstein's stolen brain from that Princeton autopsy table, to a cider box in Wichita, Kansas, to labs all across the country. And eventually, beyond the brain itself entirely. All the while wondering, where exactly is the genius of a man who changed the way we view the world? read more


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A siren goes off in the town of Minden each day at noon and 6pm. It has, almost without stop, for 100 years. Recently, its purpose has become a topic of debate - and not for the first time. If you haven't heard about 'sundowner' towns, it meant that non-white citizens must be out of town at sundown after 6pm. And that siren goes off at 6pm to remind everyone of that - and that siren goes off to this day. read more


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

You'll be healthier if you ate as your ancestors did. At least that's the promise of some modern fads such as the "caveman" or paleo diet -- characterized by avoiding processed food and grains and only eating things like meat, fish, and seeds. But a new study suggests the food some early humans in Norway ate may have not only been unhealthy, but downright toxic. read more


The last time periodical cicadas emerged in Washington, blanketing sidewalks and lawns with their large shiny bodies and creating a deafening chorus, John Kerry was running for president, Barack Obama was an obscure state senator, and Donald Trump was praising Democrats on CNN. Now, underfoot, billions of cicada nymphs are once again preparing to emerge from the earth and take to the treetops of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. read more


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