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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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Ancient DNA Yields Unprecedented Insights Into Mysterious Chaco Civilization

    • By: Michael Balter
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    The results suggest that a maternal “dynasty” ruled the society’s greatest mansion for more than 300 years, but concerns over research ethics cast a shadow on the technical achievement.

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    • Mystery of the Hidden Cosmos

    • By: Bogdan A. Dobrescu, Don Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 25 mins
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    The invisible dark matter particles that dominate the universe may come in strange and varied forms.

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    • The End of Passwords

    • By: David Pogue
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Our tech lives are full of pain points, but at least the world’s tech geniuses seem committed to solving them. Today who complains about the things that bugged us a decade ago, such as heavy laptops, slow cellular Internet, the inability to do e-mail in planes? It was only a matter of time before those geniuses started tackling one of the longest-running pain points in history: passwords. We’re supposed to create a long, complex, unguessable password.

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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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    • 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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    • Our Transparent Future

    • By: Daniel C. Dennett, Deb Roy
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 20 mins
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    How digital transparency became a force of nature. No secret is safe in the digital age. The implications for our institutions are downright Darwinian.

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    • Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

    • By: Dina Fine Maron
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor.

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    • In the Cosmos

    • By: George Musser
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Einstein's assertion that God does not play dice with the universe has been misinterpreted.

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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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    • 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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    • Where Does the Brain Store Long-Ago Memories?

    • By: Simon Makin
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Published since 1845, Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. From the inventions of Morse, Edison, and Bell to the accomplishments of Einstein, Salk, and Jarvik to the personal experiences of astronaut Shannon Lucid on Mir, Scientific American plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public. The magazine is known for the authority of its contributors, over 100 of whom are Nobel Laureates.

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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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