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The Future Of Tennis Star Maria Sharapova

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:33am

Sharapova tested positive for a recently banned drug called meldonium, that says she's taken for many years to treat a heart ailment.

George Martin Changed The Way I Listen To Music

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:30am

The producer's work with The Beatles opened the ears of a young Bob Boilen to the possibilities of a song, and stretched the boundaries of popular music.

Google A.I. Computer Takes Second Game From Human Champion

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:21am

This game lacked some of the hard-hitting exchanges of the first, with several analysts agreeing that in round two, Lee Sedol took a more cautious approach while AlphaGo showed more creativity.

FAA Administrator: 'We Can't Fully Imagine' Future Of Drones

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:20am

Michael Huerta says the Federal Aviation Administration is prioritizing safety as the skies become increasingly crowded.

LGBT Housing Rights Get Local Push In Pennsylvania

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:12am

There are 22 states that prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania is not one of them.

Politico Reporter: Clinton Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Emails

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:06am

The issue of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system while at the State Department came up again in last night’s debate.

A Late Birth Date Could Boost The Risk Of An ADHD Diagnosis

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:01am

Children who are the youngest in a class are more apt to be diagnosed with ADHD, studies find. But researchers say that doesn't mean that they have the disorder.

Viking's Choice: Sam Moss, 'Postman'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:00am

Moss' voice is a whisper-quiet, lilting presence that rolls around his fingers and strings.

Everyday Portmanteaus

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

For this final round, every answer is a portmanteau — that's a word created when two words, and their meanings, are combined. Like our favorite meal of the day, brunch!

Jay And Mark Duplass: 'People Give Us Blazers!'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

For their VIP game, we quiz Jay and Mark Duplass on their specific knowledge of Academy Award Best Picture Nominees from 1976-1985.

You're The First, The Last, My Everything

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

In this game, we give our contestants a category (for example, the cast of Friends) and ask what comes alphabetically FIRST and alphabetically LAST.

It's A Gas Gas Gas

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

We've rewritten the Rolling Stones classic "Jumpin' Jack Flash" to be about its original intention. That's right, gas gas gases!

Moves To The End Of The Line

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

The answer to each clue is a two-word phrase. The first word always starts with "S." Move the "S" to the end of the first word, and you'll get the second word! Easy, right? Think: Smile Miles.

Go Fund Yourself

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

In this game, we describe outlandish Kickstarter projects and ask if they're real or fake.

Come With Me If You Want To Quiz

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:53am

We all know the Terminator's famous catchphrase, "Hasta la vista, baby." But in this game, we're imagining other common foreign language expressions that the Terminator might say.

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