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A highlight from Mon. 05/02 - Waste More Time

A highlight from Mon. 05/02 - Waste More Time

A highlight from Mon. 05/02 - Waste More Time

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Fri. 04/29 - Books That Kill: Arsenic-Laced Covers & Other Poisonous Pigments

A highlight from Fri. 04/29 - Books That Kill: Arsenic-Laced Covers & Other Poisonous Pigments

A highlight from Fri. 04/29 - Books That Kill: Arsenic-Laced Covers & Other Poisonous Pigments

Aired 5 months ago

Climate change will drive new transmission of 4,000 viruses between mammals by 2070

Climate change will drive new transmission of 4,000 viruses between mammals by 2070

Climate change will drive new transmission of 4,000 viruses between mammals by 2070

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Thu. 04/28 - Oreology: The Science of Oreos

A highlight from Thu. 04/28 - Oreology: The Science of Oreos

A highlight from Thu. 04/28 - Oreology: The Science of Oreos

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Wed. 04/27 - Our Backstabbed Two-Faced Moon

A highlight from Wed. 04/27 - Our Backstabbed Two-Faced Moon

A highlight from Wed. 04/27 - Our Backstabbed Two-Faced Moon

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Tue. 04/26 - When the CIA Funded an Animal Farm Cartoon

A highlight from Tue. 04/26 - When the CIA Funded an Animal Farm Cartoon

A highlight from Tue. 04/26 - When the CIA Funded an Animal Farm Cartoon

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Mon. 04/25 - Monopolys Scandalous Anti-Monopoly History

A highlight from Mon. 04/25 - Monopolys Scandalous Anti-Monopoly History

A highlight from Mon. 04/25 - Monopolys Scandalous Anti-Monopoly History

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Fri. 04/22 - Some Like It Hot... But Why?

A highlight from Fri. 04/22 - Some Like It Hot... But Why?

A highlight from Fri. 04/22 - Some Like It Hot... But Why?

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Thu. 04/22 - The Sport of Extreme Sitting

A highlight from Thu. 04/22 - The Sport of Extreme Sitting

A highlight from Thu. 04/22 - The Sport of Extreme Sitting

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Wed. 04/20 - The AI Microwave Out for Revenge

A highlight from Wed. 04/20 - The AI Microwave Out for Revenge

A highlight from Wed. 04/20 - The AI Microwave Out for Revenge

Aired 5 months ago

NASA sent a doctor to International Space Station as a hologram

NASA sent a doctor to International Space Station as a hologram

NASA sent a doctor to International Space Station as a hologram

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Mon. 04/18 - The Old Villains Are the New Heroes + the Big Mac Index

A highlight from Mon. 04/18 - The Old Villains Are the New Heroes + the Big Mac Index

A highlight from Mon. 04/18 - The Old Villains Are the New Heroes + the Big Mac Index

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Fri. 04/15 - We Need a Time Variance Authority

A highlight from Fri. 04/15 - We Need a Time Variance Authority

A highlight from Fri. 04/15 - We Need a Time Variance Authority

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Thu. 04/14 - Redefining Units of Time for the Techno-Era

A highlight from Thu. 04/14 - Redefining Units of Time for the Techno-Era

A highlight from Thu. 04/14 - Redefining Units of Time for the Techno-Era

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Wed. 04/13 - That's A Big Ol' Comet

A highlight from Wed. 04/13 - That's A Big Ol' Comet

A highlight from Wed. 04/13 - That's A Big Ol' Comet

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Tue. 04/12 - Social Media as the Fall of the Tower of Babel

A highlight from Tue. 04/12 - Social Media as the Fall of the Tower of Babel

A highlight from Tue. 04/12 - Social Media as the Fall of the Tower of Babel

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Mon. 04/11 - You Have Livetweeted Dysentery

A highlight from Mon. 04/11 - You Have Livetweeted Dysentery

A highlight from Mon. 04/11 - You Have Livetweeted Dysentery

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Fri. 04/08 - Short Kings & Barbie Girls

A highlight from Fri. 04/08 - Short Kings & Barbie Girls

A highlight from Fri. 04/08 - Short Kings & Barbie Girls

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Thu. 04/07 - Scaly Dino Fossil From the Day the Asteroid Hit Found (maybe)

A highlight from Thu. 04/07 - Scaly Dino Fossil From the Day the Asteroid Hit Found (maybe)

A highlight from Thu. 04/07 - Scaly Dino Fossil From the Day the Asteroid Hit Found (maybe)

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Wed. 04/06 - The Darwin Book Thief

A highlight from Wed. 04/06 - The Darwin Book Thief

A highlight from Wed. 04/06 - The Darwin Book Thief

Aired 6 months ago

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On hits the road to find his family in the movie's trailer

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On hits the road to find his family in the movie's trailer

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On hits the road to find his family in the movie's trailer

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Tue. 04/05 - So You Wanna Be A Fossil

A highlight from Tue. 04/05 - So You Wanna Be A Fossil

A highlight from Tue. 04/05 - So You Wanna Be A Fossil

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Mon. 04/04 - The Artwork Made By Six Million People and Counting

A highlight from Mon. 04/04 - The Artwork Made By Six Million People and Counting

A highlight from Mon. 04/04 - The Artwork Made By Six Million People and Counting

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Fri. 04/01 - Star Wars Kid: A New Hope

A highlight from Fri. 04/01 - Star Wars Kid: A New Hope

A highlight from Fri. 04/01 - Star Wars Kid: A New Hope

Aired 6 months ago

Social Security to allow people to self-select their sex

Social Security to allow people to self-select their sex

Social Security to allow people to self-select their sex

Aired 6 months ago