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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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    • A Brief History of Time Travel

    • By: Tim Folger
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 20 mins
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    We already have the means to skip ahead in time, but going backward is a different wormhole.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How to Survive Cyberwar

    • By: Keren Elazari
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Like it or not, we are all combatants in the fight to secure cyberspace.

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    • How Homo sapiens Became the Ultimate Invasive Species

    • By: Curtis W. Marean
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Many human species have inhabited Earth. But ours is the only one that colonized the entire planet. A new hypothesis explains why.

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    • A Weakness in Bacteria’s Fortress

    • By: Carl Zimmer
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.

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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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    • How to Protect Our Disappearing Bumble Bees

    • By: Susan Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On March 21, the rusty-patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis, officially became the first bumble bee listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. This designation recognizes this important pollinator’s precarious position in the face of multiple threats to its survival. It also provides some of the tools necessary to begin to reverse its decline.

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    • New AI Tech Can Mimic Any Voice

    • By: Bahar Gholipour
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Even the most natural-sounding computerized voices—whether it’s Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa—still sound like, well, computers. Montreal-based start-up Lyrebird is looking to change that with an artificially intelligent system that learns to mimic a person’s voice by analyzing speech recordings and the corresponding text transcripts as well as identifying the relationships between them. Introduced last week, Lyrebird’s speech synthesis can generate thousands of sentences per second.

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    • The Science of Persuasion

    • Scientific American
    • By: Robert Cialdini, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Sal Giangrasso
    • Length: 21 mins
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    From the pages of Scientific American magazine: "The Science of Persuasion" reveals how sales people and politicians, as well as friends and family, get others to agree to what they want.

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    • Direct and to the point

    • By Hammy on 09-09-08

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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 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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    • 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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    • Attitude Toward Legal Pot Mellows in Parts of Latin America

    • By: Valeria Román
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A survey conducted in nine countries in the region shows attitudes toward the drug are changing in some countries.

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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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    • Mind of the Meditator

    • By: Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz, Richard J. Davidson
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.

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