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Some Men Are Not Happy About A Women-Only Screening Of 'Wonder Woman'

NPR | May 28, 2017

Men posted lots of angry messages on the Alamo Drafthouse's social media pages. The Drafthouse responded by scheduling additional women-only screenings.

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

NPR | May 28, 2017

Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. But its history is anything but simple.

Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

NPR | May 26, 2017

A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.

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Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

NPR | May 26, 2017 10:35 a.m.

There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

NPR | May 26, 2017 8:19 a.m.

Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.

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Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

NPR | May 26, 2017 4:22 a.m.

The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.

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Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity's Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

NPR | May 25, 2017 10:13 a.m.

Ke Jie is a wunderkind — the 19-year-old undisputed master of what might well be the world's most complex game. And he just soundly lost a best-of-three series to an artificial intelligence program.

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Total Failure: When The Space Shuttle Didn't Come Home

NPR | May 25, 2017 6:35 a.m.

In Part 1 of the series Total Failure, a former NASA official recalls the disastrous mission of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 and how the accident changed his life forever.


At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

NPR | May 25, 2017 6:11 a.m.

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

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After Manchester, Social Media Helps And Hurts, Venues Stay Alert And Shows Go On

NPR | May 24, 2017 9:55 a.m.

In the wake of the bombing on Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert, venues have stepped up security, a promoter laments the imperfect security and social media is useful and harmful — again.

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'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex Go Game

NPR | May 23, 2017 2:53 p.m.

"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first of a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."

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Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

NPR | May 22, 2017 7:56 p.m.

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

NPR | May 20, 2017 7:38 a.m.

Researchers printed gelatin scaffolds into which they placed ovarian tissue, and then implanted the new organs in mice. Three out of seven female mice produced healthy offspring using the technology.