Friday, August 31, 2012

Stories worth catching (Public Radio Edition)

From All Things Considered:

"One of the amazing things about the Denisovans is we still don't know what kinds of artifacts they left behind, what kinds of archaeology. We really only know them from their DNA," he says. "So it's really a genome in search of an archaeology."

From Marketplace:

Well, Cornell University professor David Just tried a little experiment on a few hundred preschoolers. He put cookies and apples in front of them at lunch time, and then got the number of kids who put an apple on their lunch tray to increase by 70 percent.

And this excellent piece of financial journalism from This American Life. (only complaint -- a "Measuring Life" would have been a much better title).

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