Big Picture Science – Know Laughing Matter: Robert Provine
by Gary Niederhoff on July 20, 2011
Part 2 of Know Laughing Matter, featuring Robert Provine, neuroscientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, on the evolutionary purpose of laughter. Additionally, more jokes from listeners. (TRT 9:54)
There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky.
No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but... (read more)