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Staff Picks - November 19th, 2012

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WE VOTED. We at Secret Life never tire of telling people this. And while the presidential election has come and gone, we’ve been doing some additional electing of our own. Our ballots are in, and we vote these science stories as the best of the week in the public broadcasting space.

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Vote for Science

We’ve done our civic duty. Now all you’ve got to do is read/watch/listen to them. USA! #1!

Radiolab: What’s Up Doc?

After the man who voiced beloved characters such as Bugs Bunny, Porky the Pig and Tweety went into a coma, his characters emerged from the dark before he did. The fascinating story of the man rescued by his own imagination.

NOVA scienceNOW: What Are Animals Thinking?

What’s going on behind those puppy eyes? The science to help you find out.

Science Friday: Hearing Things

A voice told us that this excerpt from Oliver Sacks’ new book is a “must read.” Great taste, imaginary voice – know of any good movies coming out soon?

NPR: The Beatles’ Surprising Contribution to Brain Science

It’s been years since you heard that song at your high school dance, but when you do, the lyrics come right on back. Here’s why.

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers: Catching the Hollywood Bug

What? We can’t vote for ourselves? Pssh.