January 23, 2015

Here are three things to know about this week's show:

1. Researcher Elsa Youngsteadt crunched the numbers and found that a group of West Side Manhattan ants could eat 60,000 hotdogs a year.

2. Telemedicine laws from the 1800s are stifling modern healthcare. Doctors Ateev Mehrotra and Rushika Fernandopulle explain why updating a few laws and traditions could make a big difference for patients.

3. Seven-year-old violin prodigies don't have their gene pool to thank, argues author Geoff Colvin. Kids and adults that we think of as talented have really just practiced the right way, according to researchers.

Plus, some above-average music:

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