By Tim Braine
This newest playlist has a heavy dose of science-related stories but don’t be scared off…they are pretty cool and not that science-y. In a past edition I talked about my son’s early interest in space…well here’s another young guy like that who actually started working with NASA at age 14. The others are about a baseball batter’s brain, how your dog understands more than you may like, and a smart farmer story. For balance, there’s also a funny country western singer and a dark story about assassinations.
Surfers And Scientists Team Up To Create The ‘Perfect Wave’
The Curious Deaths Of Kremlin Critics
Nashville’s New Country Cousin
With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors
How A Baseball Batter’s Brain Reacts To A Fast Pitch
A Teen Might Pick The Landing Site For NASA’s Next Mars Rover
Who’s A Good Girl? Your Dog, Who Understands More Than You Might Think
I now feel terrible for all the things I have said about my dog when she was right there. What a jerk I am! If I apologize, will she understand me? And if she does, will she think I’m apologizing because I don’t want her to be mad, not because I really mean it? Does this sound familiar?
PS. For more great radio listening, check out Tim’s other post “Radio Dinner” — cool stories from NPR. You may also enjoy Radio at its Mesmerizing Best and A Talk Show Where People Actually, Well, Talk.
This article originally appeared on CultureSonar
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