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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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    • 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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    • A Lot of Verbiage But little Substance

    • By JustBill on 05-13-19

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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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    • 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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    • Gestation

    • By: John Gold
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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    If you mix Sword Art Online and The Land, and make them both darker - Project Chrysalis is what you get in this new Gamelit series. Chrysalis is the project of the century. It’s a hyper-realistic fantasy RPG set in the Middle Ages. Chrysalis is a perfect virtual reality game where every orphan under governmental care is placed in an in-game family to finally obtain all the love and care from the parents which kids need so desperately. But for one orphan who took part in this program something went horribly wrong. Instead of a happy childhood Anji suffers from demonification.

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    • interesting book

    • By Amardeep on 01-11-19

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    • Exposed: The Climate Fallacy of 2100

    • By: Robert Wilder, Daniel M. Kammen
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 24 mins
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    If we do not plan, now, to limit carbon emissions beyond this century, we will foolishly raise the oceans dramatically for thousands of years.

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    • The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases.

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    • The Short Political Career of Strawberries

    • By: Krystal D'Costa
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    This unassuming plant can teach us a great deal about politics and colonialism.

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    • Chemicals Linked to Health Hazards Are Common in Household Dust

    • By: Beth Skwarecki
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Two studies highlight overlooked ways that we are being exposed to indoor and outdoor pollution.

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    • The Carbon Capture Fallacy

    • By: David Biello
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Tim Pinkston has built a massive chemistry set in the middle of a longleaf pine forest in eastern Mississippi. "I'm so happy to see it come to fruition," says Pinkston, a rangy engineer with owlish eyes, during a tour of the Kemper County Energy Facility on a warm summer morning.

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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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    • How Pedestrians Will Defeat Autonomous Vehicles

    • By: Karinna Hurley
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Stand at any corner along via del Babuino and it won’t be hard to tell the locals from the tourists. The guidebook holders navigate the swirling vespas and honking Fiats with a mix of hesitation and mad dashing, while the neighborhood residents cross with relative ease; assertive and calm. And it’s not just in Rome: in cities around the world local pedestrians, with a different sense of how drivers will behave, stand apart from occasional visitors.

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

    • By: Todd Rogers, Katy Milkman
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 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 Cadet

    • By: D. Rus
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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    A UFO appears on Earth's orbit. Ignoring all contact attempts, it showers the planet with priceless artifacts. Choose: perfect health, $10 million, or seven years in prison, per the new amendment. The night of the meteor shower, Paul and his friends run around the city, engaging in quick fights with citizens gone crazy, trying to obtain one of the artifacts.

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    • I was very disappointed with this book by D.Rus

    • By john norris on 05-04-17

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    • Brain–Computer Interface Allows Speediest Typing to Date

    • By: Simon Makin
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    A new interface system allowed three paralyzed individuals to type words up to four times faster than the speed that had been demonstrated in earlier studies.

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    • Too Much Information? FDA Clears 23AndMe to Sell Home Genetic Tests for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

    • By: Dina Fine Maron
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Genetic testing company 23AndMe is back with a controversial new offering, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday green-lighted the company’s request to market a fresh batch of direct-to-consumer tests. Soon, with a simple saliva swab dropped in the mail, customers will be able to get answers about their genetic risk for developing 10 maladies—including Parkinson’s disease and late-onset Alzheimer’s.

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    • Ghost in the Sell: Hollywood’s Mischievous Vision of AI

    • By: Larry Greenemeier
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 10 mins
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    With the new sci-fi flick Ghost in the Shell hitting theaters this week, Scientific American asks artificial intelligence experts which movies, if any, have gotten AI right.

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