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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 Power of the Infant Brain

    • By: Takao K. Hensch
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 15 mins
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    What’s on your music player? If you’re older than 30 years, it probably includes songs from your teenage years. Childhood and adolescence are the most impressionable period of a person’s life. The earliest memories and experiences are essential in shaping character - and they profoundly influence everything that comes next. “The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference,” Aristotle proclaimed more than 2,000 years ago.

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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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    • A Surprising New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating

    • By: Karinna Hurley
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Study shows power of framing advice as fighting authority.

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    • Aging Is Reversible - at Least in Human Cells and Live Mice

    • By: Karen Weintraub
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Changes to gene activity that occur with age can be turned back, a new study shows

    "Aging Is Reversible — at Least in Human Cells and Live Mice" is from scientificamerican.com, published on December 15, 2016.

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    • The Problem with Vanilla

    • By: Melody M. Bomgardner
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 17 mins
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    After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor.

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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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    • 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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    • Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool

    • By: Davide Castelvecchi
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Internet giant claims its latest service employs neural networks to cut the error rate by 60 percent.

    "Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool" is from scientificamerican.com, published on September 28, 2016.

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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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    • Collective Wisdom of Ants

    • By: Deborah M. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Ant colonies work without central control. Knowinghow they do this might help us understand other systems that have no leader, from brains to the Internet.

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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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    • By john norris on 05-04-17

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    • IoT Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It

    • By: Larry Greenemeier
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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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 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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