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Naomi Oreskes: Why Should We Believe In Science?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017

In school, we're taught we should trust science because the scientific method leads to measurable results and hard facts. But Naomi Oreskes says the process of inquiry doesn't end there.

This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow And POTUS At The Blacksonian

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017

If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

Eric Haseltine: Can The Past Guide Us To Future Scientific Breakthroughs?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017

Trained as a neuroscientist, Eric Haseltine always asks questions. He's identified four concepts that lead to scientific breakthrough. One of them: acknowledging we're not the center of the universe.

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Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 5:57 a.m.

Sometimes, doctors just don't have the answers. Surgeon Kevin Jones says having the humility to acknowledge this leads to better medicine.

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Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 5:57 a.m.

Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.

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Michael Stevens: How Do You Find Smart Answers to Quirky Questions?

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 5:57 a.m.

When Michael Stevens is confronted with a quirky question, he responsibly searches for the answer and posts it to YouTube inviting millions of people to follow his journey of discovery.

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The Struggles Of Austin's Music Scene Mirror A Widened World

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 5 a.m.

As the face of Austin's music office prepares to depart, the city's problems and successes may offer a lesson for the world at large about globalization and technology.

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Reading The Game: Shadow Of Mordor

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 4 a.m.

As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.

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Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 7 a.m.

FB: "If you stress any creature out enough, I think the odds are that they'll eat their own kind."

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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 7:21 a.m.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy, 66, says of his condition.

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In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 8:03 p.m.

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

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This Week In Race: Walls, ID Laws And Getting Typecast

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 12:49 p.m.

How the border wall might keep undocumented migrants in the country, a study measures the effects of voter ID laws on minority turnout, and Bey's Grammy snubs illustrates about race and merit.

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Nature's Ready For Her Close-Up: 'Planet Earth II' Returns In Ultra High-Def

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 6:41 a.m.

The original BBC series was one of the first blockbuster high-definition TV shows. A decade later, drones and light-weight steady cams give viewers a front-row view of nature's majesty and fragility.