Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.
This week I learned plants can be conditioned just like Pavlov's dog, and more
This week I learned your brain doesn't know the difference between feeling high and feeling spiritual, and more
This week I learned 'ahoy' was nearly the universal telephone greeting, and more
This week I learned Australia wiggles back and forth, pigs can be optimists, and more
This week I learned there's a bright side to the gripping fear of death, and more