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Edgar B. Herwick IIISeptember 19, 2018 10:29 AM
Topsfield Fair At 200: From Indian Corn To Silk Worms To Giant PumpkinsWe mark the 200th anniversary of the Topsfield Fair with a look at the curious world behind one of the event's biggest draws.
Edgar B. Herwick IIISeptember 6, 2018 05:28 PM
The Words That Defined Summer 2018Merriam Webster editor Peter Sokolowski breaks down the words that saw the most traffic this summer.
Edgar B. Herwick IIIAugust 22, 2018 08:52 AM
Why Does A 75-Degree House Feel Cold In The Summer And Hot In The Winter?A listener asks whether 75 degrees can feel different on different days, or if it's all in her head.
Edgar B. Herwick IIIAugust 15, 2018 08:13 AM
You've Probably Said 'Muggy' A Lot This August. Ever Wonder Where That Word Comes From?As it turns out, that staple term during the dog days of summer comes to us from an unlikely source — the Vikings.
Edgar B. Herwick IIIAugust 9, 2018 10:07 AM
Who Wrote It: John Lennon Or Paul McCartney? Does Modern Statistical Analysis Have The Answer?It's a debate Beatles fans have had for decades about any number of songs in the Fab Four’s catalog. One Harvard scientist was curious if modern statistics could provide the answer.
Edgar B. Herwick IIIJuly 31, 2018 06:31 PM
How A Team Of Citizen Researchers Are Finding New Layers In The Story Of The 1919 Boston Police StrikeThanks to the curiosity of one Boston police department employee, a small army of volunteers is now adding new research to a near-century old Boston story.