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Staff Picks - May 10th, 2013

The Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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This Mother’s Day weekend, the public broadcasting space brings us stories about crying, conflict, and cooperation – everything required for a good Mother’s Day brunch.

Go hug your Mom.

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RadioLab: Why Cry?

The author of Why Humans Like to Cry weighs in on the bodily fluid we value most.

Science Friday: The Myth of Multitasking

We suggest hiring a retired Israeli commando to guard your iPhone while listening to this piece. Otherwise, the temptation to tweet about how this is “so you” may be too much to bear.

This interview will be available after 4PM on Friday, 5/10.

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Monkey Moms - cute, but not cooperative.

NPR’s Ted Radio Hour: Is Conflict Good for Progress?
It probably is. What do you wanna do about it?!

NPR Science: Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It’s Possible

Try talking about saliva. Humans have had a word for “to spit” for more than 10,000 years.

NPR Ted Radio Hour: Making Mistakes

Great news, guys – mistakes can be used for good.

NOVA: The Evolution of Motherhood

From an evolutionary perspective, we humans can thank Moms for giving us the capacity to cooperate.