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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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    • Where Transgender Is No Longer a Diagnosis

    • By: Francine Russo
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Denmark becomes the first country to declassify it as a mental disorder.

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    • Don't Forget: You, Too, Can Acquire a Super Memory

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string of 500 digits in five minutes. Most memory athletes credit their success to hours of memorization technique practice. One lingering question, though, is whether memory champs succeed by practice alone or are somehow gifted. Recent research suggests there may be hope for the rest of us.

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    • IoT Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It

    • By: Larry Greenemeier
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Last week’s use of connected gadgets to attack the Web is a wake-up call for the Internet of Things, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season.

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    • Editing the Mushroom

    • By: Stephen S. Hall
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 31 mins
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    The hundred or so farmers crowding the ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn in Chester County, Pennsylvania, might not have had a background in gene editing, but they knew mushrooms. These local growers produce a staggering 1.1 million pounds of mushrooms on average every day, which is one reason Pennsylvania dominates the annual $1.2-billion U.S. market. Some of the mushrooms they produce, however, turn brown and decay on store shelves.

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    • Who Cares About 5G Wireless?—You Will

    • By: Elena Malykhina
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Internet of things, streaming virtual reality and many other much-hyped technologies cannot exist without a complete rethinking of how mobile devices get online.

    "Who Cares About 5G Wireless?—You Will" is from scientificamerican.com, published on September 22, 2016.

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    • Cell phone madness

    • By Letta Mego on 12-03-17

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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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    • Living to 120

    • By: Bill Gifford
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 25 mins
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    What if, instead of dying at 80 or 85, the average person lived to be 100? False promises of longer lives, even immortality, date back to the days of the alchemists, of course. So far there has not been much evidence to support such optimism. But some scientists believe centenarians really do age more slowly than the average person. Legitimate findings of current biological research hint that periods of extreme calorie restriction affect the life spans of cells.

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    • Quantum Connections

    • By: Christopher R. Monroe, Robert J. Schoelkopf, Mikhail D. Lukin
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 23 mins
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    For the past two decades scientists have been attempting to harness the peculiarities of the microscopic quantum world to achieve leaps in information processing and communication ability. By exploiting several features of physics at the universe’s smallest scales - that electrons are both particles and waves, that an object can be in many places at once and that two particles can maintain an eerie instantaneous connection even when separated by vast distances.

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    • An Oscar-Nominated Film Inspires a New Approach to Autism

    • By: Claudia Wallis
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The obsessive interests that consume many kids on the spectrum may turn out to be pathways to growth.

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    • Sleeping While Awake

    • By: Christof Koch
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 13 mins
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    During microsleep, the entire brain nods off so briefly that we often don’t notice it. Now research shows that individual neurons in the brain can slumber, too, especially when we are sleep-deprived.

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    • The Acupuncture Myth

    • By: Jeneen Interlandi
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Acupuncture is based on the concept of qi (pronounced “chi”), a life force or energy that practitioners say flows through the body along 20 distinct routes called meridians. Blocked meridians are believed to cause illness by disrupting the flow of qi. Inserting acupuncture needles at specific points along specific meridians is thought to clear those blockages and restore qi’s natural flow, which in turn restores patients to health.

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    • Tales of a Stone Age Neuroscientist

    • By: Dietrich Stout
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 27 mins
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    By honing ax-making skills while scanning their own brains, researchers are studying how cognition evolved.

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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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    • World's Largest Carbon-Capture Plant to Open Soon

    • By: Umair Irfan
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Towers will grab gas emitted by a huge coal power plant, but use it to pump oil out of the ground.

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    • Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes?

    • By: Annie Sneed
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The ability to forecast temblors would be a tectonic shift in seismology. But is it a pipe dream? A seismologist is conducting machine-learning experiments to find out.

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    • Can Facebook's Machine-Learning Algorithms Accurately Predict Suicide?

    • By: Diana Kwon
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In a bid to save lives Facebook and other social media giants are now wading into suicide prevention work—creating new alert systems designed to better identify and help at-risk individuals. Last Wednesday Facebook unveiled a new suite of tools including the company’s first pattern recognition algorithms to spot users who may be suicidal or at risk of lesser self-harm. Facebook says the new effort will help it flag concerning posts and connect users with mental health services.

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    • A New Way to Remember: The Power of Quirky Memory Jogs

    • By: Todd Rogers, Katy Milkman
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    We have found that some of the costly digital and paper memory jogs widely used to solve the problem of forgetting could instead be replaced with a stuffed alien toy. Perhaps some explanation is in order. Bothered by our own memory failings, we wondered if connecting an intention that could easily be forgotten (such as returning a library book) with an eye-grabbing cue—such as that stuffed alien—that would be visible at the appropriate time might improve follow-through.

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    • Waiting to Reprogram Your Cells? Don't Hold Your Breath

    • By: Tim Hornyak
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A monitor attached to a nearby microscope shows a mass of pink and purple dots. This is the stuff from which the cartilage was grown: induced pluripotent stem cells, often called iPS cells. Scientists can create these seemingly magical cells from any cell in the body by introducing four genes, in essence turning back the cellular clock to an immature, nonspecialized state. The term “pluripotent” refers to the fact iPS cells can be “reprogrammed” to become any type of cell, from skin to liver to nerve cells.

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    • Mental Health Treatment, Mobile Style

    • By: Tim Campellone, Greg Reger
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Phone apps designed to help military personnel and veterans deal with PTSD, depression and other issues can be surprisingly effective - and they're right in your pocket.

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