Robert Krulwich http://wwno.org en Music That Burns, Literally http://wwno.org/post/music-burns-literally <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2awbKQ2DLRE</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 59183 at http://wwno.org Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces? http://wwno.org/post/introducing-divorce-rate-birds-and-guess-which-bird-never-ever-divorces There is love. And then there's albatross love.<p>In his new book, <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/292015411/the-thing-with-feathers-the-surprising-lives-of-birds-and-what-they-reveal-about" target="_blank">The Thing With Feathers</a>, Noah Strycker says albatrosses have a knack for coupling. "These globe trotters, who mate for life and are incredibly faithful to their partners, just might have the most intense love affairs of any animal on our planet," he writes.<p>Noah knows "love" is a word normally reserved for humans. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 59065 at http://wwno.org So This Is How They Do It! Zebras Getting Stripes http://wwno.org/post/so-how-they-do-it-zebras-getting-stripes How did it happen? How'd the zebra get its stripes?<p>In <a href="http://www.boop.org/jan/justso/leopard.htm" target="_blank">Rudyard </a><a href="http://www.boop.org/jan/justso/leopard.htm" target="_blank">Kipling's version</a>, a gray, horsey-looking beast went into "a great forest 'sclusively full of trees and bushes and stripy, speckly, patchy-batchy shadows," stayed there awhile, and after a "long time"... got stripy.<p>OK. Not bad.<p>Here's another notion, this one from <a href="http://www.ricardosolisart.com/">Ricardo Solis</a>, an artist working in Guadalajara, Mexico. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58902 at http://wwno.org 'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard http://wwno.org/post/why-am-i-dead-he-never-asked-heres-answer-he-never-heard Shara Yurkiewicz is a med student. She's doing rounds now, moving from department to department. Much of what she sees, she's seeing for the first time. Not yet a doctor, there are moments, many moments when she has the eyes of a patient. She gets scared. She feels helpless. She's too involved. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58729 at http://wwno.org The Ultimate Animal Experience? Losing A Memory Quiz To A Chimp http://wwno.org/post/ultimate-animal-experience-losing-memory-quiz-chimp <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkNV0rSndJ0</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58634 at http://wwno.org Can It Be? Parrots Name Their Children, And Those Names, Like Ours, Stick For Life http://wwno.org/post/can-it-be-parrots-name-their-children-and-those-names-ours-stick-life <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed9A4HPdXgQ</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:31:06 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58572 at http://wwno.org On Vacation http://wwno.org/post/vacation I'll be back with more on the blog next week. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+Vacation&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NjIwNTkwMDEzMjI4NDY0MjY4ZTBlNA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:26:31 +0000 Robert Krulwich 57934 at http://wwno.org The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story http://wwno.org/post/power-poop-whale-story This, I would think, should be self-evident: Generally speaking, big creatures eat smaller creatures that, in turn, eat even smaller creatures, like this ...<p>And just as obviously, one would expect the food chain to be pyramid-shaped: a few big creatures at the top eating more middle-sized creatures in the middle, that eat many, many, many little creatures at the bottom, like so:<p>Which brings me to a curious exception — a real life mystery — discovered a few years ago. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:39:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 57822 at http://wwno.org 'Oh, Hello,' Says Andrew, As He Suddenly Grabs You By The Leg Or Neck http://wwno.org/post/oh-hello-says-andrew-he-suddenly-grabs-you-leg-or-neck <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wynx1ukwdVA</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:03:11 +0000 Robert Krulwich 57679 at http://wwno.org The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It? http://wwno.org/post/list-animals-who-can-truly-really-dance-very-short-whos-it <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IZmRnAo6s</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNKyG4C2VlA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqjcXu5QlxY</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 57491 at http://wwno.org