Marc SollingerMay 11, 2018 12:03 PM
The Biology Behind Evil, Free Will, And Everything ElseWe are a strange, complicated, and weird species. Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky explains the biological underpinnings of humanity’s quirks.
Heather GoldstoneApril 24, 2018 12:58 PM
Living Lab Radio: The Search For Life In Space Continues With TESS And Mars 2020Plastic-eating Microbes Won’t Solve Our Ocean Debris Problem
Arun RathApril 20, 2018 01:09 PM
Woodpecker Hammering On Your House? Here's How To Evict ItThe problem started last November. We woke up to a muffled, steady tapping noise on our bedroom wall. It had that weird, rhythmic but irregular quality, one of those mysterious kinds of patterns where you’re not sure if it’s just the radiator coming on, or someone trying to tap out a message from the other side of the wall. As our brains started to come online, it was clear it wasn’t the radiator, or one of the kids tapping — the sound was coming from the exterior of the house. I stuck my head out the window to see a downy woodpecker sticking his head out of the hole he’d just drilled in the side of our house.
Heather GoldstoneApril 16, 2018 03:30 PM
Living Lab Radio: How To Win When You're Old, Exploring The Twilight Zone, And MoreThink you’re too old to run the Boston Marathon? You may just be training the wrong way.
April 9, 2018 08:41 AM
What Evolution Got Wrong About Our BodiesHumans have a tailbone for a tail we don’t have, wisdom teeth that don’t fit in our mouths, and tonsils that only seem to cause problems. Not everyone has 20/20 vision, and colds are common. It's no secret that our bodies aren't perfect — but why aren't they?
Heather GoldstoneApril 3, 2018 05:52 PM
Living Lab Radio: Changing Gender Stereotypes In ScienceScientist Calls For New Conversation On Genes And “Race"
Boston Public Radio StaffMarch 28, 2018 04:10 PM
BPR Full Show Post: 03/28/18We kicked off the show by opening the lines and asking you about spring cleaning: have you mastered the purge like a regular Marie Kondo, or are you a hoarder extaordinaire?
Heather GoldstoneMarch 19, 2018 03:29 PM
Living Lab Radio: This Winter Weather Could Be The New NormalSouthern New England has been battered by three major winter storms in as many weeks. Severe coastal flooding and widespread power outages have prompted many to ask whether this is a new normal brought on by climate change. A growing body of research suggests it may be, and extreme warming in the Arctic may be responsible.
Jason TureskyMarch 7, 2018 03:19 PM
The Ethics Of Pet CloningThe death of a dog can leave any pet owner completely devastated and feeling like they have lost a member of their family. But these days, pets can be cloned — and that's just what singer Barbra Streisand did to cope with the loss of her 14-year-old Coton de Tulear.