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Is reality an ethereal, mathematical poem... or is it made up of solid, physical stuff?Â In this short, we kick rocks, slap tables, and argue about the nature of the universe with Jim Holt. Source: radiolab.org
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the classic Orson Welles radio play about martians invading New Jersey, Radio Lab asks: why did people believe it was really happening? And why has this stunt continued to fool people since? From Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador. NOTE: This is a rebroadcast of the Season 4 War of the Worlds episode, taped live at the Fit...
This week, we ask a question that we thought was a no-brainer: why do we blink? Film editor Walter Murch tells us about a strange discovery he made years ago while working on The Conversation â€“ could something as small as a blink actually be the trick of his trade? We also talk to Japanese researchers Tamami Nakano and Shigeru Kitazawa about the experiment they conducted to understand how we see the world, wh...