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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Time to Fold, Humans: Poker-Playing AI Beats Pros at Texas Hold'em

    • By: Catherine Caruso
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 mins
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    DeepStack, developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, relies on the use of artificial neural networks that researchers trained ahead of time to develop poker intuition. During play, DeepStack uses its poker smarts to break down a complicated game into smaller, more manageable pieces that it can then work through on the fly. Using this strategy allowed it to defeat its human opponents.

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    • What Rural Alaska Can Teach the World About Renewable Energy

    • By: David W. Shaw
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    March 6, 2017 — I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is large by rural Alaska standards and serves as a regional hub. The village is located on a sandy spit of land where a clear river meets the turbid water of the Bering Sea.

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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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    • Did Carrie Fisher's Bipolar Disorder Contribute to Her Death?

    • By: Tori Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The late Star Wars actor was outspoken about her diagnosis and served as an example to others suffering from the disorder.

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    • Bipolar disorder is a mood system

    • By Cynthia on 05-29-18

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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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    • Is Neuroscience Limited by Tools or Ideas?

    • By: Partha Mitra
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Intricate, symmetric patterns, in tiles and stucco, cover the walls and ceilings of Alhambra, the “red fort,” the dreamlike castle of the medieval Moorish kings of Andalusia. Seemingly endless in variety, the two dimensionally periodic patterns are nevertheless governed by the mathematical principles of group theory and can be classified into a finite number of types: precisely seventeen, as shown by Russian crystallographer Evgraf Federov.

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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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    • Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer's Disease?

    • By: Meredith Knight
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Metformin may slow or reverse dementia and cognitive impairment, even in nondiabetics.

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    • The Brain-Boosting Power of Video Games

    • By: Daphne Bavelier, C. Shawn Green
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 16 mins
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    In the late 1990's our laboratory at the University of Rochester ran studies to explore the then somewhat unorthodox idea that even the adult brain could grow new brain cells or re-wire itself in response to new experiences - a biological process called neuroplasticity. As part of this research, one of us (Green), then an 18-year-old undergraduate assistant in the lab, coded a computerized psychological test assessing how well one can search for a particular shape in a busy visual scene.

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    • Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America

    • By: Dina Fine Maron
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Many women must travel an hour or longer to find a hospital where they can deliver their babies.

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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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    • 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 Coding Revolution

    • By: Annie Murphy Paul
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 22 mins
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    From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. Yet some critics of this vision point to logistical hurdles, and others worry about industry dictating the curriculum. Is coding for all a realistic goal - and is it one that American schools should be pursuing?

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    • Aggressively plays the race card

    • By jared a massie on 09-27-17

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    • Quick-Thinking AI Camera Mimics the Human Brain

    • By: Dhananjay Khadilkar
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The device will use artificial neurons and synapses to improve self-driving vehicle and drone performance.

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    • A Plan to Prevent Gun Suicides

    • By: Nancy Shute
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Ralph Demicco feels as though he has watched the 53-minute surveillance video 100 times, searching it for clues to preventing tragedy. He sees a young man walk into his gun shop in Hooksett, N.H. The man asks about buying a handgun. “He engaged the clerk in small talk, totally disarmed the clerk,” Demicco says. “No way in heck that clerk would suspect that three quarters of an hour after the conversation that person would take his life.”

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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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