Our weekly picks, hot off the press.
NPR Science: Creepy Critters In Sensitive Places: How Science Reporters Get Your Attention
What separates this science reporter with an enormous spider crawling all over his face from a contestant on Fear Factor ? The quest for truth.
Not to frighten you, but the last sentence in this completely reasonable and restrained piece about the likelihood of an asteroid strike is “it’s just a matter of time.”
We think we like this Radio Lab piece about certainty and doubt. It’s pretty good. Right, guys?
But what if I want to ignore my genetic predisposition, doctor?
This 97-year-old woman was one of the first female air traffic controllers, with a groundbreaking story about a pilot who ignored her order to avoid Manhattan. When he ignored her, something very bad happened, and the rulebook was rewritten.
Unless you’re Catholic, you probably don’t care if alligator is considered seafood or meat. But if you are Catholic and living in Louisiana on this sunny Black Friday, it can mean the difference between a gator sausage po boy sandwich and some kind of awful meatless lunch. Ya hate to see anyone make that kind of sacrifice unless it’s really necessary.