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Latif Nasser  

Director of Research at NPR’s Radiolab

Latif Nasser is the director of research at NPR’s Radiolab, where he has reported on such disparate topics as culture-bound illnesses, snowflake photography, sinking islands and 16th-century automata.

The history of science is "brimming with tales stranger than fiction," says Latif Nasser, who wrote his PhD dissertation on the Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic of 1962. A writer and researcher, he's now the research director at NPR's Radiolab, a job that allows him to dive into archives, talk to interesting people and tell stories as a way to think about science and society.

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