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Iggy + Children Of The Dirt

Mar 25, 2015

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From NPR News, this is INVISIBILIA. I'm Lulu Miller.

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And I am Alix Spiegel. And today, we're talking about categories.

How To Grow A Bully + Lullaby

Feb 13, 2015

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This is INVISIBILIA. I'm Alix Spiegel.

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And I'm Lulu Miller.

SPIEGEL: Today, we're talking about computers and how they invisibly affect our behavior.

Computer Or Human? + Thad

Feb 13, 2015

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This is INVISIBILIA, stories about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. I'm Alix Spiegel.

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And I'm Lulu Miller. Let's begin today the way any good apocalyptic horror movie begins - on a sunny day.

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The synth stylings of Kraftwerk. When that song "Autobahn" came out 1974, and, yes, I was around to remember when it came out then, synthesizers were the cutting edge in music technology. It really were a rarity, but not so today. Synthesizers are everywhere. In pop music, from the top 40s, to indie synth pop, you definitely heard synthesizers, maybe you've even seen them in action. But do you know how they work? Yeah.

Science Book Picks for 2013

Dec 16, 2013

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow and you are invited to join our annual holiday club of the air. This week we'll be talking about some of the best science reads from 2013. I'm going to throw in my favorite one right at the beginning before Deborah and Maria get a chance to put a word in edgewise.

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JEOPARDY!")

ALEX TREBEK: Watson, start us, please.

WATSON: The European Union for $200.

TREBEK: As of 2010, Croatia and Macedonia are candidates but this is the only former Yugoslav Republic in the EU. Brad.

BRAD: What is Bosnia?

TREBEK: No. Watson.

WATSON: What is Serbia?