Caption: Host Gabriel Spitzer and producer Michael De Bonis, Credit: (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)
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Host Gabriel Spitzer and producer Michael De Bonis 

Clever Apes 2011 Special

From: WBEZ
Series: WBEZ's Clever Apes
Length: 53:59

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This science special is perfect for your holiday programming needs. We've gathered our favorite segments from 2011 and gift-wrapped them in this hour long broadcast. We'll meet a UFO expert, a dinosaur-obsessed comedian, some meat-eating beetles, and say goodbye to one awe-inspiring machine. Read the full description.

Lab_coats_small WBEZ’s Clever Apes is a nano-sized show with a cosmic scope, shining a light on the human side of science. Host Gabriel Spitzer explores the vibrant scientific community in the Heartland; its quirky characters and the mind-bending questions they're out to answer.

We've gathered our favorite segments from 2011 and gift-wrapped them in this hour long broadcast.  We'll meet a UFO expert, a dinosaur-obsessed comedian, some meat-eating beetles, and say goodbye to one awe-inspiring machine.  

Also in the WBEZ's Clever Apes series

Caption: Megan Bang helped incorporate systems-level thinking into the design of an early education classroom., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)

Clever Apes: Nature and human nature (08:16)
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We go back to one of the first lessons kids learn about science, and what it says about how human minds develop. As children discover the natural world, do they learn they ...
Caption: Gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo, Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer

Clever Apes: The critter economy (08:25)
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WBEZ's Gabriel Spitzer explains why figuring out high finance means you have to understand the critter economy.
Caption: Joseph Orgel holds his sample of T. rex tissue. , Credit: (WBEZ/Michael De Bonis)

Clever Apes: Breaking the fossil record (08:25)
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In this installment, Gabriel Spitzer discovers how an ancient specimen might rewrite prehistory, and maybe medical books, too.
Caption: Philip Janicak of Rush University Medical Center adjusts his TMS machine. , Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer

Clever Apes: The happiness machine (08:25)
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Host Gabriel Spitzer explores how doctors are using magnets to tweak the brain's machinery and treat depression. Plus, how magnets and radio waves are being used to hear molecules.
Caption: Clockwise and counterclockwise galaxies from the Hubble Telescope, Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA

Clever Apes: Curveballs from space (08:31)
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Astronomers re-evaluate origins of our solar system and entertain the idea that the universe is shaped like a small doughnut.
Caption: Scientists say the intestines are like a second brain., Credit: (WBEZ/Michael De Bonis)

Clever Apes: Gut Feelings (08:25)
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We take a trip into the emerging field of gut science and its effects on everything from cancer to dementia to obesity.
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Clever Apes: First memories (08:22)
From: WBEZ

Our childhood memories may not always be reliable, but they have a lot to teach us about how we think, learn, and build an identity. In this episode, Gabriel Spitzer explores ...
Caption: Rock paper scissors, and its variations, may lie hidden in the math that underlies natural systems. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer), Credit:  (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)

Clever Apes: Paper covers rock (08:15)
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Behind the workings of nature, there is math. It's the blueprint for galaxies and atoms. But WBEZ's science experiment is about to make it look easy. In this installment of ...
Caption: Marius Stan and Dan Pancake lead double lives on top of their scientific pursuits.

Clever Apes: Secret lives of nuclear scientists (08:20)
From: WBEZ

We explore the secret lives of nuclear scientists and learn why these brainiacs are way more interesting than you’d have ever imagined.
Caption: Heinrich Jaeger demonstrates the jamming effect, which led to a soft robot., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)

Clever Apes: Reimagining Robots (08:25)
From: WBEZ

What if the next generation of robots looks less like a humanoid, and more like a slug?

Piece Description

WBEZ’s Clever Apes is a nano-sized show with a cosmic scope, shining a light on the human side of science. Host Gabriel Spitzer explores the vibrant scientific community in the Heartland; its quirky characters and the mind-bending questions they're out to answer.

We've gathered our favorite segments from 2011 and gift-wrapped them in this hour long broadcast.  We'll meet a UFO expert, a dinosaur-obsessed comedian, some meat-eating beetles, and say goodbye to one awe-inspiring machine.  

Timing and Cues

1 minute billboard, 5 minute break for newscast, followed by 53 minute show.

Related Website

www.wbez.org/cleverapes