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Peering Into Space

In this episode, we will hear from speakers who are curious about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. They will talk about the impact of asteroids hitting the earth, stardust in our veins, search for extraterrestrial life and the architecture of cosmos.

TED Radio Hour

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Slot Flaws Scofflaws

The latest attempt to cheat US casinos was carried out by a group of Russians who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping. They managed to acquire thousands of dollars until FBI discovered their method and brought the case to  the court.

Planet Money

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On the Future of Cars

Two significant trends for the future of personal travel are unfolding – the increasing number of electric cars and a world of autonomous vehicles. Benedict Evans of venture capital firm “Andreessen Horowitz” talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how these two trends are likely to affect the economy, urban design, and almost every aspect of how people live. “Just as electric isn’t about removing the gas tank, autonomy isn’t actually about the car driving itself. It’s about you getting rid of the person. And it’s about changing everything else about that vehicle. And everything about the city around it. In much the same way that removing the horse wasn’t just about removing the [horse] – it changed everything else about vehicles and everything else about it.”

EconTalk

 

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The Measure Of Genius

Spectacular intelligence is the most conspicuous sign of genius. However, recent research indicates that various factors explain true ingeniousness, not just high IQ. They include creativity, perseverance and other traits. Claudia Kalb joins us to talk about what made Einstein, Michelangelo and others become the greatest minds of their times.

KERA’s Think

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Embrace the Chaos – Why Disorder May Be Good for Us

To many of us, the desire to bring order to chaos can be nearly irresistible.  We tell our kids to clean their rooms, and our politicians to clean up Washington. But economist and writer Tim Harford thinks we’re underestimating the value of disorder. In this episode he explains how an embrace of chaos is beneficial to musicians, speechmakers, politicians – and the rest of us.

Hidden Brain

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The Genetics of Depression

Depression is the most disabling chronic condition worldwide affecting around 14% of world’s population. It’s very likely to cause problems at  school, damage career and disrupt relationships. It can be triggered by enviromental factors, and can run in families. Research is now underway to precisely identify the genes associated with depression and the results may lead to dramatically improved and personalised treatment.

Big Ideas – ABC Radio

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Anne Curzan Talks Grammar and the Flexibility of Language

Anne Curzan, an English Professor at the University of Michigan, explains how grammar rules are not fixed in the English language. Language is constantly evolving and we should think of the dictionary as a field guide rather than the authority on language. So we can all stop correcting each other and just appreciate our different ways of speaking because when we criticize someone for their language we also criticize part of their community.

Adam Ruins Everything

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Squatters of the Lower East Side

In the 1960s and 70s New York City was going through an economic downturn and many people with means moved to the suburbs. By the 1980s there were empty buildings everywhere throughout the Lower East Side that squatters eventually took over. They set about fixing up their decrepit buildings, clearing rubble, building stairs, reinforcing walls, and replacing windows. These squatters would resist eviction by the city for almost two decades and in 2002 they finally achieved legalization and were allowed to stay.

99% Invisible

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Meditation Under Investigation

Silicon Valley CEOs, scruffy hippies, and Tibetan monks alike describe meditation as blissful and life-changing, but what does the science say? Can it reduce stress, increase your attention, and improve mental health — or is all this focus on breathing just a bunch of hot air? Sit back, get comfortable, focus your mind and let the experts to sort it out for you. Among them are Tim Ferriss, Professor Gaelle Desbordes, Dr. Clifford Saron, and Dr. Britta Hölzel.

Science Vs

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