Arts http://wdiy.org en 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy http://wdiy.org/post/hard-days-night-pop-artifact-still-crackles-energy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHas50cupCA</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 John Powers 44279 at http://wdiy.org 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained http://wdiy.org/post/cat-pda-vs-human-pda-and-other-animal-behavior-explained From feisty kittens to pacing cheetahs, Vint Virga knows animal behavior.<p>A veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.<p>"I'm always trying to provide every single animal I come into contact with ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 editor 44280 at http://wdiy.org Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking' http://wdiy.org/post/two-prominent-museum-directors-encourage-new-ways-thinking <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Two+Prominent+Museum+Directors+Encourage+%27New+Ways+Of+Thinking%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 44270 at http://wdiy.org Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans http://wdiy.org/post/book-news-booker-prize-now-open-us-authors-longlists-5-americans <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The 13-book longlist for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s most prominent literary award, was announced Wednesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44261 at http://wdiy.org 'Rocket Girl' Is A Jetpack-Powered 21st Century Angel http://wdiy.org/post/rocket-girl-jetpack-powered-21st-century-angel One word: jetpack. You perked up, right? When most of us dream of the future, jetpacks are one of the first things we dream about. And yet, even now that the future is indisputably here, we continue to be denied the ultimate sci-fi accessory. With all the 21st-century tech we've got these days — maps that talk, hand-held videophones — why aren't we all flying through the air with the greatest of renewable-energy-fueled ease? Maybe jetpacks need a special kind of power, an explosive force the average adult just can't muster. Maybe they need a teenager instead — say, a teen girl. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 editor 44255 at http://wdiy.org 'Rocket Girl' Is A Jetpack-Powered 21st Century Angel Happy 30th Birthday, PG-13! http://wdiy.org/post/pg-13-movie-rating-turns-30 The PG-13 movie rating celebrates its 30th birthday this month. Until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films as G, PG, R or X. But that year a couple of gory scenes in PG-rated movies raised concerns.<p>Remember <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk2E1CoGe98" target="_blank">that human sacrifice</a> in <em>Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom</em>? Or the <a href="http://youtu.be/PIrd4172Czw?t=1m46s" target="_blank">monster-in-the-microwave scene</a> from <em>Gremlins</em>? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +0000 editor 44264 at http://wdiy.org Happy 30th Birthday, PG-13! Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://wdiy.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDRED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Now to 19th-century New Jersey and a new novel. It set among unusually tolerant people. A racially mixed community that offers refuge to independent souls. Alan Cheuse has this review of the novel "Angels Make Their Hope Here" by Breena Clarke.<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Clarke calls her Jersey Shangri-La, Russell’s Knob. Where a black community elder named Duncan Smoot heads a couple of families. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 44232 at http://wdiy.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' http://wdiy.org/post/how-scientists-created-typhus-vaccine-fantastic-laboratory When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during and after World War I.<p>As World War II raged, typhus reappeared in war-torn areas and in Jewish ghettos, where cramped, harsh conditions were a perfect breeding ground for lice.<p>So the Nazis employed Dr. Rudolf Weigl to produce a typhus vaccine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 44207 at http://wdiy.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' Michelle Neifert's "Vehicle for Color" http://wdiy.org/post/michelle-neiferts-vehicle-color <p>Host Kenn Michael speaks with Michelle Neifert about her latest exhibit "Vehicle for Color," on display now until August 26 at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connexions-Gallery/112418008772772?sk=app_instapp">Connexions Gallery</a> in Easton.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:27:50 +0000 Neil Hever 44206 at http://wdiy.org Michelle Neifert's "Vehicle for Color" 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers http://wdiy.org/post/audience-measurement-how-networks-and-critics-are-wrestling-numbers If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement."<p>Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up – catch up, really – with the way television works now. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 44200 at http://wdiy.org 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers