Presidential rhetoric, penguins on planes, and the secret life of bees

Here’s a round up of what our producers are reading, watching, and longing for.

Emily Kaiser: Cats and dolphins can’t taste sweets. That’s crazy. And here are some penguins flying first class.

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Alex DiPalma: Surprising look at the power of presidential rhetoric, and how little it actually matters.

Meggan Ellingboe: Martha Graham opens its season at the Joyce. Wish I could be in New York for all the good dance going on right now.

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Madelyn Mahon: After Thursday’s discussion with Jason Castro about bees and the brain, I went back and read through some of his older Scientific American articles. This one on bees experiencing moods was fascinating!

Stephanie Curtis, social media host

Photos:

Bottlenose dolphins leap off the Southern California coast on January 30, 2012 near Dana Point, California. (Getty Images/David McNew)

Dancer Blake­ley White-McGuire and Tadej Brdnik from the Martha Graham Dance Company perform a scene from ‘Every Soul is a Circus’ during a dress rehearsal before opening night March 13, 2012 at the Joyce Theater in New York.(TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)