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Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire

NPR | Aug. 24, 2016 4:50 p.m.

What happens when you let loose with a juicy one? A lab of MIT mathematicians and physicists are taking a close look, with the goal of improving public health.

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

NPR | Aug. 24, 2016 7:52 a.m.

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?

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'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

NPR | Aug. 24, 2016 7:26 a.m.

Matt and Ross Duffer discuss Barb's realness, actress Millie Bobby Brown's talent ("It's almost freaky how good she is"), and the quirks of working with child actors.

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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 12:50 p.m.

NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.

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WATCH: Clinton Opens Pickle Jar In Response To Rumors About Her Health

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 6:39 a.m.

Hillary Clinton dismissed rumors about her health that Donald Trump and his supporters have been raising during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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You vs. Future You; Or Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness

NPR | Aug. 22, 2016 9:01 p.m.

Researcher Dan Gilbert says that human beings are the only animals that think about the future. But we don't always do the best job at predicting what will make us happy — or even who we will be.

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Rio Dances: Closing Ceremony For The 2016 Summer Olympics

NPR | Aug. 22, 2016 8:27 a.m.

Rio 2016 organizers are dropping the curtain on the Summer Games, Sunday after hosting the world's elite athletes who've competed for 306 medals over the past 19 days.

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Roundup: Smart Thoughts On Ryan Lochte And White Privilege

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016 5:37 p.m.

As it becomes increasingly clear that Lochte fabricated parts of his story, a interesting thought experiment emerges: What would happen if white athletes were treated like black athletes?

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How To Catch The Biggest Wave In The Universe

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016 11:42 a.m.

An L-shaped machine in Louisiana is hunting for some of the most powerful waves in existence: gravitational waves. This wave detector acts like a giant tape measure to capture bends in space and time.

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The Physics And Psychology Of 'The Wave' At Sporting Events

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016 8:40 a.m.

You may love or hate 'the wave' as it sweeps through spectators at baseball, football and soccer games. But physicists say the synchronized action shows how humans are like particles.