Robert Krulwich http://www.kunc.org en The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever http://www.kunc.org/post/most-astonishing-wave-tracking-experiment-ever I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a "swell." As it gets closer, its bottom hits the rising shore below, forcing the water up, then over, sending it tumbling onto the beach, a tongue of foam coming right up to my toes — and that's when I look down, as the wave melts into the sand and I say,<p>"Hi, I'm from New York. But what about you? Where are you from?"<p>Yes, I'm asking a wave to tell me where it was born. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:35:11 +0000 Robert Krulwich 58801 at http://www.kunc.org The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed? http://www.kunc.org/post/polar-bear-flip-flop-people-hated-then-loved-these-photos-what-changed <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHj82otCi7U</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:23:34 +0000 Robert Krulwich 54375 at http://www.kunc.org Polar Bear Flip-Flop: People Hated, Then Loved These Photos. What Changed? I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't) http://www.kunc.org/post/i-wont-eat-you-cant-make-me-and-they-couldnt <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82HXs8DJctc</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:15:33 +0000 Robert Krulwich 54225 at http://www.kunc.org I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't) A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs http://www.kunc.org/post/beautiful-notion-caterpillars-killed-dinosaurs For the last hundred years, scientists have been wondering why the dinosaurs disappeared so quickly. Was there one key reason, or several?<p>Volcanologists pointed to volcanoes. Climatologists suggested global warming, or possibly, global cooling. Ocean experts thought the oceans receded. Some biologists blamed egg snatching mammals. Some botanists suggested toxic plants. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 46538 at http://www.kunc.org A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs Stroke, Stroke, Stroke — The Atlantic Ocean's Dazzling Oarsmen http://www.kunc.org/post/stroke-stroke-stroke-atlantic-oceans-dazzling-oarsmen At night, in the ocean, they look like little Broadway billboards with dazzling trills of rainbow colored light. They have eight little runways on their bodies for light display. What are they?<p>They're called comb jellies. They're not jellyfish. They don't pulse like jellies. They seem to hang. You can find them bobbing off eastern beaches from Massachusetts to the Carolinas and if you pull them up (you can, they don't sting), they're goopy, gelatinous clumps vaguely shaped like walnuts.<p>But the secret about comb jellies is <em>they aren't bobbing. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 06:38:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 46447 at http://www.kunc.org Stroke, Stroke, Stroke — The Atlantic Ocean's Dazzling Oarsmen