Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Science nerd.

When I was in high school, I barely squeaked through my science classes. I don't believe I should have to bear full responsibility for this, however, since Muffin Uptown's dad and I were actively engaged in our own science project at the time.

I didn't fare much better in college. I probably wouldn't have passed Physical Science Lab at all, were it not for my lab partner. She's most likely still harboring a grudge against me.

It's not that I don't like science; my brain just seems to lack the sorts of slots required to stow that type of information. So I was sort of surprised that one of my favorite podcasts turns out to be all about science--WYNC's Radio Lab.

Host/Producer Jad Abumrad and Co-host Robert Krulwich explain such things as "What happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket," how false even the most firmly planted of memories can be, and how an exhausted brain looks like a 14-year-old boy's room. It's just like science, only funnier.

And you won't need a TI-83 to understand it.

Download podcast episodes free from iTunes, or listen on the WNYC Radio Lab Website.

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