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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 10:19 a.m.

A small rock may contain tissue from a 130 million-year-old dinosaur brain. If confirmed, it would be the first bit of fossilized dino gray matter ever found.

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Is A Placebo A Sham, If You Know It's A Fake And It Still Works?

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 9:19 a.m.

Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.

Politics | Election | Nation | News | Entertainment | Election 2016

Kelly's Clash With Gingrich On Fox Reveals Rifts Beyond Trump

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 5:44 a.m.

Kelly's unexpected dispute with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich illuminates why Trump's poll numbers are crashing. Gingrich attempted to lecture Kelly on her fascination with sex and scandal.

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VH1 Has 3 Secrets For Making Hit TV, And '90s Nostalgia Is One

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 2:25 p.m.

Another secret: hip-hop. In fact, the network is about to launch scripted show (The Breaks) that's about hip-hop and set in 1990. Today, VH1 is the fastest growing entertainment network on cable TV.

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The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 10:03 a.m.

AT&T positions itself as the future competitor to cable, promising an era of experimentation and innovation. But consumer advocates raise a raft of concerns. Regulators will weigh both sides.

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AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 9:36 a.m.

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

Business | Election | Nation | News | Entertainment | Election 2016

'Trump TV' Launches Pilot With Pitch To Candidate's Base

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 6:11 a.m.

On the inaugural nightly Facebook Live from Trump Tower, the GOP nominee's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said "unequivocally" that Trump will win even as he badly trails Hillary Clinton in polls.

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What's In It For The Corpse Flower To Smell Like Death?

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 4 a.m.

The corpse flower is a botanical rock star — prized by botanic gardens around the globe. In a new video, NPR's Skunk Bear explores the biology of the stinky giant, which thrives by playing dead.

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20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 4:45 p.m.

It's been nearly 20 years since IBM's Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?

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2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 2:38 p.m.

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. So they teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.