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Sep 23, 2016
Hr2: Fog and Redwoods, Amphibian vs Fungus, AI

As artificial intelligence advances, it could transform our world. How do we ensure it does so in the best possible way? Plus, what the fight of one frog against the deadly chytrid fungus could mean for the survival of imperiled amphibians around the globe.

Sep 23, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Endangered Tourism, Fitness Goals, Fashion In Physics

Health experts tout the benefits of standing desks, and walking five miles a day. Science says otherwise. Plus theoretical physicist Roger Penrose argues against some prominent theories about the universe, calling them fashion, faith, and fantasy.

Sep 16, 2016
Hr2: Antibiotic Resistance, Silicon Coyboys, Gamification and Fitness

Activity trackers like the Fitbit and the Apple Watch aim to make fitness more fun by incorporating elements of gameplay. But does it work? Plus, how the Silicon Cowboys of Compaqs early days took on the behemoth IBM with a 28-pound portable computer.

Sep 16, 2016
Hr1: News Roundup, Telepresence, Golden Record History

Two of the creators of the Voyager Golden Record remember how they crafted a message for alien civilizations. Plus, can a robotic avatar let you remotely experience a trip to the zoo? And Pluto may be the source of the wispy red cap on the north pole of its moon Charon.

Sep 09, 2016
Hr2: Abstract Art and the Brain, Dear Data

Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel explores the relationship between neuroscience and abstract art. Plus, what small, everyday data can reveal about our thoughts and emotions.

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