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Degrees of Maybe: How We Can All Make Better Predictions

NPR | June 26, 2017

Pundits and prognosticators make predictions all the time: about everything from elections, to sports, to global affairs. This week, we explore why they're often wrong, and how we can all do better.

Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

NPR | June 26, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode from Seoul, K-pop dance steps prove too complicated for completion.

Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

NPR | June 23, 2017

Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

NPR | June 23, 2017 12:55 p.m.

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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Before Her Teacher's Murder, This 'Keepers' Witness Was Already Living A Nightmare

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:49 p.m.

In the docuseries The Keepers, Jean Wehner shares her story of being abused by her high school chaplain. She says the teacher she confided in may have been killed for knowing too much.

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Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:46 a.m.

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.

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Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

NPR | June 21, 2017 2:41 p.m.

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas.

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Why You Should Play Video Games

NPR | June 20, 2017 11:05 a.m.

We live in a world of endless pressing concerns with so many competing avenues of being productive. A good game makes no demands: All that matters is the enjoyment of the doing, says Adam Frank.

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When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Cover Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

NPR | June 20, 2017 6:06 a.m.

In the last five years, just 12 percent of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims. More than 50 percent were perpetrated by far-right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"?

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How Your Sandwich Changed The World

NPR | June 20, 2017 5:52 a.m.

What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? NPR's latest animated video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey.

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Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On

NPR | June 19, 2017 10:59 a.m.

A production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that ends Sunday has drawn the ire of conservatives for its depiction of President Trump as the ill-fated Roman politician.

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What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion?

NPR | June 18, 2017 5 a.m.

On this Father's Day, NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans analyzes the impact of the mistrial in the sexual assault case against superstar comic and philanthropist, Bill Cosby — once known as America's Dad.

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The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

NPR | June 16, 2017 11:12 a.m.

Surgery that severs the link between brain hemispheres reveals that those halves have way different views of the world. We ask a pioneering scientist what that tells us about human consciousness.