May 23, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Encore June 12, 2012) Audio
Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Encore June 12, 2012) May 23, 2013 | 54:00Bees are remarkable among insects. They can count, remember human faces, and communicate through dance routines performed entirely in the dark. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey, along with a hive of leading bee researchers and scientists, investigates the mental lives of bees.
May 22, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Author as Fiction Audio
Ideas The Author as Fiction May 22, 2013 | 54:00In 1994, Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg won the prize for best first novel in Holland. Six years later, using a different name, he won the same prize once again. He talks about various literary shenanigans with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy.
May 20, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Beauty and the Freak Audio
Ideas Beauty and the Freak May 20, 2013 | 54:00For centuries human beings have been modifying their bodies - tribal scarification, tattoos and cosmetic surgery are just a few. But when we change our bodies, do we change who we are? Sheetal Lodhia explores how changes to the body can effect changes to