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This Week I Learned

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Your audio guide to the most fascinating and fun revelations, reports, and studies on the internet. Quick, concise, and infectiously entertaining, This Week I Learned promises to make learning fun again.
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11:39 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Considerate crows | The Vatican's milky walls | When Iceland's women went on strike | Mountain-climbing madness

12:38 | Dec 15th, 2017

Your gross ice | Play Super Mario with Grandma | The Eiffel Tower at night | Our forcefield atmosphere
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15:03 | Dec 8th, 2017

Dogs are nerds | The trick to learning new skills | The great Halifax explosion | Pumice stones for whales

13:13 | Dec 1st, 2017

Prehistoric girl power | Turtles' butt-breathing power | How cuddling changes genetics | The negative power of perception

16:54 | Nov 24th, 2017

America's Thanksgiving indecision | The long history of the wishbone | Your gluten-less gluten sensitivity | A primer on naming countries

11:39 | Nov 17th, 2017

How the dinosaurs could have survived | The healing powers of daytime | The room in your house that bugs prefer | The incredible efficiency of the penguin waddle

12:16 | Nov 10th, 2017

How you're hijacking your dog's emotions | Right-handed bees | Chopin's pickled heart | England's sin-eaters

13:23 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Plants can smell | Bacteria can feel | It snows sunscreen on a planet far, far away | The purpose of those silly little T. Rex arms

11:26 | Oct 27th, 2017

Earth-shattering salmon love | The secret genius of daydreaming | Our innate arachnophobia | Diagnosed with a broken heart

16:08 | Oct 20th, 2017

The olfactory defenses of the roundworm | Stress is ruining your diet | A fish's lament | The murderer behind the OED

13:16 | Oct 13th, 2017

How dolphins fight 'the man' | Beware the nocebo effect | The mystery of the Amber Room | Europe's radioactive pigs problem

14:42 | Oct 6th, 2017

Embrace the spoiler | Your parents' gender bias | Why clowns creep us out | How stress impairs

12:36 | Sep 29th, 2017

Happiness, the flu, and you | Which personality are you, cat? | The dinosaur-devouring frog | The bizarre aero-cure of the 1920s

11:55 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The emotional trick to dealing with failure | Lightning-inducing cargo ships | The evolution of the giraffe's long neck | The Alaskan town overrun by bald eagles

15:28 | Sep 15th, 2017

The science of OBEs | The plastic inside us | All hail Viking warrior princesses! | Chocolate's dark medicinal history

12:35 | Sep 8th, 2017

The power of a coffee craving | Swordfish heat their eyeballs | Wild dogs' democratic sneezing fit | Haagen-Dazs’ New York origins

14:18 | Sep 1st, 2017

The murderous starfish | The color of breakfast | Our drug-addicted fish | A musical medical miracle

14:05 | Aug 25th, 2017

Your clairvoyant brain | Live in the moment: take photos! | The quest for space bread | The venom that broke the mold

15:11 | Aug 18th, 2017

Midnight snacking and sunburns | Why we hold babies on the left | Disney’s propaganda machine | The science of sound underwater

16:07 | Aug 11th, 2017

Finally, sleep-learning! | Your impeccably organized taste system | Brilliant bees | When athletes used cocaine to train

16:38 | Aug 4th, 2017

Blue-blockers for smartphone addicts | Jimmy wants to lower Jimmy's stress | Who's the boss? Baby knows. | The great Mona Lisa heist of 1911

09:21 | Jul 28th, 2017

The science of bad airplane food | Why you're such a mosquito magnet | Ban soap! | The shy shark

15:13 | Jul 21st, 2017

The surprising resilience of life | Jane Austen, home brewer | You're junk, DNA | The mind-cleansing effect of showering

12:12 | Jul 14th, 2017

Praying mantises go for the brain | Frogs have ridiculously soft tongues | The 'poorly sleeping grandparent hypothesis' | Coral's magnificent protective glow

12:10 | Jul 7th, 2017

How smell affects your weight | The memory boost of forgetfulness | Frogs, evolutionary opportunists | The inspiring fiction of Betty Crocker

12:07 | Jun 30th, 2017

The smartphone brain drain | The funky thing blinking does to your brain | The sisterhood of traveling vampire bats | How a California mailman gave us avocados

12:24 | Jun 23rd, 2017

An excuse to look at puppies! | Heat-related airplane delays | The sea’s paragon of parenting | The most spectacular migration on Earth

13:17 | Jun 16th, 2017

New diet, new you | Spain's time-zone woes | The mysteriously flexible pine trees | The dark origin of the word 'gypped'

10:08 | Jun 9th, 2017

Hugh DeHaven was obsessed with accidents | A raven's revenge | The better, simpler way to wash your hands

12:04 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Airline regress | Rainmaking fungi | Semantic satiation | The spider web that gets stronger the more it kills

11:05 | May 26th, 2017

Don't eat the Dragon's Breath | Your cannibalistic brain | Oral Allergy Syndrome! | How flamingos balance

09:45 | May 19th, 2017

Medieval 'zombie madness' | The powers of happy memory | The bizarre breastfeeding habits of orangutans | The twisted origins of dentistry

11:33 | May 12th, 2017

The fairest expression of them all | Language is a time warp | The lady pirates of the 18th century | The brain-breaking regularity of stripes

11:47 | May 5th, 2017

The beloved pet squirrel | Ban workplace complaining | Astronauts with nothing to wear | Why we prune in the bath

11:52 | Apr 28th, 2017

How female dragonflies escape male suitors | Believing your broken heart better | Your dog feels you | Meet the space phenomenon called 'Steve'

08:38 | Apr 21st, 2017

Flying the 'club in the sky' | The evolution of expression | The Synalpheus pinkfloydi | The mystery of the 'Tsavo Two'

11:46 | Apr 14th, 2017

How to tie your shoes | SCOTUS hazing | The 1993 pantsuit revolution | Get your baby a dog

13:07 | Apr 7th, 2017

Las Vegas' 'atomic tourism' | Why we lose sleep as we age | The cost of intelligence in the wild | One is the loneliest cold

12:32 | Mar 31st, 2017

The ancient origins of sleep walking | The spinach heart | A woman's right to go by her own name | The two faces of the smiley emoji

09:01 | Mar 24th, 2017

Pink’s murky origins | Our wide-eyed transition from water to land | The super blind mind | The ever mischievous Jane Austen

10:01 | Mar 17th, 2017

Metal memory | Living the slow life history strategy | Your dog, the liar | Why we itch

07:42 | Mar 10th, 2017

Rex, speed walker | Forever-young ants | Tattoos for health? | The sad truth about seltzer

11:37 | Mar 3rd, 2017

How an asteroid takes us down | The revolting necessity of vultures | That "grima" feeling | Sleepless in the Serengeti

09:36 | Feb 24th, 2017

The emotional seesaw phenomenon | Fatherhood hormones | How fish "talk" | Introducing: Zealandia!

12:20 | Feb 17th, 2017

Decoding clumsy bees | Your morning cup of memory boost | Goat BFFs | Panda diplomacy

10:42 | Feb 10th, 2017

The Lobster War | The efficiency of right-hand loops | How whales yell | Lunar hay fever

09:05 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Music fit for a dog | A plant's smelly defense | Our terrifying ancestors | The mystery of synched pendulums

09:35 | Jan 27th, 2017

Wolf-sized otters | How nicotine calms a schizophrenic brain | The real power of ritual | Where the Declaration of Independence safely sleeps

11:01 | Jan 20th, 2017

Program Star Gate | Human-hunting vampire bats | Leonie, the asexual zebra shark mom | The dinosaurs' cold, dark death

08:57 | Jan 13th, 2017

Your hard-working appendix | Cramming for exercise | The end of the Megalodon shark | Baby talk and your dog

10:40 | Jan 6th, 2017

A benefit to fake news | Dinosaur eggs and doom | The perils of cotton swabs | Your filthy money

08:17 | Dec 30th, 2016

The vanishing twins phenomenon | Garlic-enhanced BO | Who sells seashells by the seashore? | The scientific curiosity of reindeer eyes

09:20 | Dec 23rd, 2016

The dental hygiene of cavemen | The bagpiper and the penguin | Your breath, your health | The brain-boosting benefits of the sauna

08:01 | Dec 16th, 2016

How rat smile | Is man-flu real? | How sleep hard-wires negative thoughts | Movie set snow of the 1940s

09:07 | Dec 9th, 2016

Pavlov's plant | The sad evolution of tuskless elephants | Sleep deprivation can lift depression | Your joyless MP3s

09:42 | Nov 25th, 2016

The origins of the telephone greeting | The hijacking effects of eye contact | The other Gettysburg Address | The only government agency with a catchy theme song

10:48 | Nov 18th, 2016

Australia's seasonal dance | A pigpen, half full | George Washington's herculean immune system | A brief history of "baby shows"

07:15 | Nov 11th, 2016

A fear of death is good for you | Stop washing your office coffee mug | The science behind a lump in your throat | The envious work-life balance of medieval peasants

07:25 | Nov 4th, 2016

The uselessness of the elevator close-button | The most effective workout motivator | The confidence-boosting effects of disgust | Marijuana's influence on night vision

09:51 | Oct 28th, 2016

What makes a stressful job healthy | Patient Zero's mistaken identity | A lost language's mark on the brain | Drought disrupts fall foliage

07:45 | Oct 21st, 2016

The particular sadness of fish dialects | Relieve an itch with trickery | Don't refrigerate tomatoes | The Donald Trump of the 1800s

09:39 | Oct 14th, 2016

Everyday radiation | Embracing your middle name | The dark origins of the Nobel Prizes | The jiu jitsu-fighting suffragettes

10:12 | Oct 7th, 2016

Dogs sense time through smell | The life-extending effects of humor | Easing regret through temperature | The pineapple's luxe history

08:06 | Sep 30th, 2016

Dogs are practical learners | Good news for acne sufferers | The health boosts of a happy spouse | Pureed pumpkin is a lie

09:36 | Sep 23rd, 2016

The science of turbulence | Pigeons can read! | The health benefits of fidgeting | Do big ears hear better?

07:53 | Sep 16th, 2016

Binge watching as couples therapy | You're imagining your nicotine addiction | Why paper cuts hurt so much | The sartorial defense against snakebites

08:59 | Sep 9th, 2016

Your bag shouldn't fly free | The sixth taste | Your cat wants to work | The love songs of coral fish

08:56 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Math helps with your laundry | The etymology of the slang word "lit" | The post office has a floating zip code | A low-carb diet will make you smell better

11:43 | Aug 26th, 2016

Good news for screen addicts | Why humans are so hairless | The whistle of the Caribbean sea | John F. Kennedy's goat

10:31 | Aug 19th, 2016

The power of motor imagery | Taxing Olympic medals | Your brain's feel-good response to rejection | The dark history of the American flag salute

12:40 | Aug 12th, 2016

A close call during the Cold War | The terrifying world of insect zombies | The life-extending benefits of reading | The first American woman to win gold

10:43 | Aug 5th, 2016

Artificial light at night | Cinnamon's brain-boosting powers | Humpback whales' altruism | The complicated history of doves at the Olympics

10:59 | Jul 29th, 2016

Your phone battery is stressed | The most electrified place on Earth | The evolution of human speech | How a whale mourns