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We visit with some kids who are learning from professional architects how to make the sturdiest, most impressive holiday cookie structures around. We also read about why some police officers are excited about using robot dogs to help with their jobs. And we hear a story about how some families open all their presents on the day before Christmas.

What does it take to make a world-class gingerbread house? We visit with some kids who are learning from professional architects how to make the sturdiest, most impressive holiday cookie structures around. We also read about why some police officers are excited about using robot dogs to help with their jobs. And we hear a story about how some families open all their presents on the day before Christmas.


If you want to know more about the stories we discussed, check out the links below. 


-Vice wrote about microbes that seem to love meteorites. And here is a link to the study behind the story.     

-WBUR described how Massachusetts State Police used robot dogs as part of their work.

-Artnet and the Miami Herald had good stories about the art installation that involved the world’s most expensive banana.

-The Boston Society for Architecture has more information about its gingerbread contest on its website. And there are great pictures on its Instagram account

-Hector Becerra at the Los Angeles Times wrote a great article about how his family celebrates Christmas Eve


Credits: 

-Our theme song is Vacation by Joakim Karud.  

-Transition music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod. License: CC BY.  

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