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What Will Robots Mean For Jobs?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:20pm

A new survey by Pew Research finds some experts in technology and policy expect robots to have a profound impact on U.S. employment.

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:17pm

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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As ISIS Advances In Iraq's North, U.S. Weighs Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:57am

There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.

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To Be Young, Idealistic and Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:55am

Tampose Mothopeng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors With David Sanchez: Newport Jazz 2014

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:24am

The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.

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Ibeyi, 'River'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:05am

Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz, the 19-year-old French-Cuban twins in the duo Ibeyi, offer an arresting but unsettling video for their song "River."

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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02am

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:58am

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:18am

The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.

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When All Your Steaks Have Hot Sauce: A Case Against 'Nebraska' In Color

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:15am

A color version of a Best Picture nominee originally shown in black and white raises the question of how much choice audiences are really supposed to have when they approach a creator's vision.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:08am

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:06am

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, joined by son Spencer and members of Lucius, gets out of the rain to perform "High As Hello." Watch the performance — and hear the version on Tweedy's forthcoming album Sukierae.

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Playlist: Stories For The Open Road

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:34am

Pack up the car, hit the road, and turn up the TED Radio Hour. These stories will entertain you as you get away from it all.

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Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:26am

The verdict is the first to be handed down against top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as two million people were killed in the regime's "killing fields." The two leaders will serve life in prison.

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'Seeders' Imagines A Pulpy Planet Of The Plants

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:03am

Sadly, critic Jason Heller says that while A.J. Colucci's writing is brisk and crisp, this eco-horror tale of sentient plants on a mysterious island is a great concept let down by sloppy execution.

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Quiz: Find Your Happy Place

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:03am

Adults need to play, too! Take this quiz for your Rx of fun.

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Top Stories: Moscow To Ban Western Imports; Snowden Staying In Russia

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:26am

Also: Hawaii is facing two hurricanes; the truce continues to hold between Israel and the Palestinians; and a new musical on the troubles of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will debut next month.

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Hurricane Iselle: Hawaii Forecast To Take First Direct Hit In 22 Years

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:04am

Iselle was forecast to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are saying the island is ready, but they are urging everyone to prepare.

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Why I'll Never Read Another Parenting Book

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:00am

Mother Samantha Schoech has had enough of the endless, contradictory advice. Sure, there's probably some good wisdom out there, but she's decided she's much too susceptible to #parentaltrending.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:03am

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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