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    • Want Utopia? Start with Universal Basic Income and a 15-Hour Work Week

    • By: Rutger Bregman
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Universal Basic Income is achievable, says Rutger Bregman, author of Dutch best-seller Utopia for Realists.

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    • AI’s Unspoken Problem

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Extraordinary progress has been made in artificial intelligence of late. But to achieve their full promise, machines must understand language, and that will be the most difficult step yet.

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    • Interesting, quick read.

    • By shlubbs on 01-07-19

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    • Why You Should Turn Off Push Notifications Right Now

    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The cost of being distracted is much higher than we realize.

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    • 10 Solutions for Climate Change

    • By: David Biello
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change.

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    • Celebrating 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    • By: Christopher Crockett 
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 9 mins
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    On a chilly Saturday evening in March, unfazed by more than 6 inches of new snow, hundreds of people crowded into Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to hear the East Coast premiere of .Cosmic Dust,. an orchestral piece set to images of deep space.

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    • Thinning Ice Leads to Winter Warming in the Arctic

    • By: Thomas Sumner
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Even when the Arctic goes dark and cold, thinning ice could keep the North Pole from cooling off.

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    • How Einstein Reinvented Reality

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Albert Einstein created his most famous theory amid personal strife, political tension and a scientific rivalry that almost cost him the glory of his discovery.

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    • Time to Change the Ink in the Bone Printer

    • By: Karen Weintraub
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Researchers 3D-print pliable, custom-made graft parts in minutes.

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    • Would You Take LSD to Give You a Boost at Work? WIRED Takes a Trip Inside the World of Microdosing

    • By: Olivia Solon
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Under pressure to perform, Silicon Valley champions are taking tiny hits of LSD before heading to work. Are they risking their health or optimising it?

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    • Eye-opener

    • By Terri B on 09-27-17

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    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is an Epic Masterpiece

    • By: Matt Kamen
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, producer Eiji Aonuma, and their team at Nintendo, have redefined what a Zelda game is, from the ground up. Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece.

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    • Using Emotional Intelligence to Crack the Job Interview Code

    • By: Krystal D'Costa
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Interviewing? Your skills are important, but it may come down to your emotional intelligence.

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    • Great as a freebie...too short to pay for

    • By Leo W. on 03-15-19

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    • Making AI Smarter, Faster

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Algorithms usually need thousands of examples to learn something. Researchers at Google DeepMind found a way around that.

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    • Audible Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: Fast Company
    • Narrated by: Ken Borgers
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Fast Company connects with an authentic voice, inspires with a revolutionary style, and instructs with personal tools to serve as a manifesto for change.

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    • By James on 11-26-03

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    • The World’s Largest Shipping Company Trials Blockchain to Track Cargo

    • By: Jamie Condliffe
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 2 mins
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    What links flowers, mandarin oranges, and pineapples? They’re all neatly recorded on Maersk’s new digital shipping ledger.

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    • How Ketamine Really Fights Depression

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Ketamine, a drug that has shown promise in quickly easing depression in people, doesn’t actually do the job itself. Instead, depression relief comes from one of the drug’s breakdown products, a study in mice suggests. The results identify a potential depression-fighting drug that works quickly but without ketamine’s serious side effects or potential for abuse.

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    • Long-Lasting Mental Health Isn’t Normal

    • By: Bruce Bower
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Most people have at least one bout of depression, anxiety or other disorder, study suggests.

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    • Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root?

    • By: Daisy Yuhas
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The children in the study have 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is linked to a 25-fold increase in the risk of developing a psychotic condition such as schizophrenia. A deletion in the region is also associated with an increased risk of autism.

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    • Why We Still Don't Have Better Batteries

    • By: Richard Martin
    • Narrated by: Suzie Althens
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Startups with novel chemistries tend to falter before they reach full production.

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    • Conquer Yourself, Conquer the World

    • By: Roy F. Baumeister
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play - and in overcoming life’s hardships.

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    • The AI That Cut Google's Energy Bill Could Soon Help You

    • By: Will Knight
    • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Google is using a powerful new machine-learning approach to save huge amounts of energy (and hundreds of millions of dollars) each year at its vast data centers. It might not be long before the technique, which involves a machine-learning algorithm gradually learning to perfect a task with positive reinforcement, catches on in a range of other areas.

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