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Staff Picks - January 4th, 2013

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Fend off the post-holiday blues by enjoying the best science stories of the week.

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Science Friday: ‘Consider the Fork’ Chronicles the Evolution of Eating

How forks went from being a “weird, effeminate object” used mostly by Italians to a longstanding staple of the kitchen drawer.

The first segment also explores how understanding the science of cooking can help you make better pies.

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Forks! Volcanoes! The year in review!

Radio Lab: Ears don’t lie

We’ve seen plenty of optical illusions, but our ears are much more difficult to fool. Close your eyes. Listen to the haircut in this Radio Lab piece. It’ll have you dodging imaginary scissors.

NPR Science: You Can’t See It, But You’ll Be A Different Person in 10 Years

Emerging research shows that while we know our bodies will age, we refuse to admit that our identities, values and preferences will also change with time.

NOVA: Anatomy of a Volcano

NOVA takes you inside the belly of the beast.

Science Friday: Looking Back on a Year in Science

Our friends at Science Friday review the best science stories of the year.