Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Spark Mindful Multitasking Audio
Spark Mindful Multitasking Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Can contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation can help us manage our busy, multitasking lives? David M. Levy, a professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and a long-time mediator, thinks so.
Sep 21, 2014 | 9:42Spark Book Traces Audio
Spark Book Traces Sep 21, 2014 | 9:42Andrew Stauffer is the lead on Book Traces -- a crowd-sourced web project to find drawings, marginalia, photos and anything else in copies of 19th and early 20th century books.
Sep 21, 2014 | 8:48Spark Twitter algorithms Audio
Spark Twitter algorithms Sep 21, 2014 | 8:48In her essay "Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline", Zeynep Tufekci worries that Twitter will take power away from users if it adopts a Facebook-style algorithm.
Sep 21, 2014 | 8:15Spark Data Safari Audio
Spark Data Safari Sep 21, 2014 | 8:15Teddy Allen is one of the meteorologists working to rescue historical weather records which could offer valuable insights on climate change.
Sep 20, 2014 | 56:18Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, plus Just How Satisfying is Curiosity on Mars, Coral Trout and Moray Eel Fish Together, and more - 2014/09/20 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, plus Just How Satisfying is Curiosity on Mars, Coral Trout and Moray Eel Fish Together, and more - 2014/09/20 Sep 20, 2014 | 56:18Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, Fish Recruit Eels To Help Find Food, European Explorers Brought Invasive Species, First Animals To Flex Their Muscles, Curiosity on Mars.
Sep 14, 2014 | 11:37Spark Notification vacation Audio
Spark Notification vacation Sep 14, 2014 | 11:37The smartphone brings the world to our pockets, but can also bring an obsession with receiving and responding to notifications. Dr. Larry Rosen says the relentless barrage of notifications can have adverse effects on our mental and physical health.
Sep 13, 2014 | 57:36Quirks and Quarks ITER: Too Big To Fail, plus The Franklin Expedition - Long-lost and Found, Spinosaurus - The Swimming Dinosaur, Origami Robots, and more - 2014/09/13 Audio
Quirks and Quarks ITER: Too Big To Fail, plus The Franklin Expedition - Long-lost and Found, Spinosaurus - The Swimming Dinosaur, Origami Robots, and more - 2014/09/13 Sep 13, 2014 | 57:36Finding Franklin's Ship, Searching for Spinosaurus, Origami Robot Folds Itself, Mystery of the Maritimes Walrus, The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER.