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Australia's oldest living man spends his free time knitting sweaters for injured penguins. Yes. He does. (AAT Kings)
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

We try and explain what’s going on in our comments section lately, share some besweatered penguins and a whole bunch of capybaras go visit some hot springs.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hangs out of a duck boat as fans cheer during a parade in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, to honor the NFL football team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP)
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015

The Patriots won the Super Bowl, none of you emailed us about email comments and Tom Ashbrook <3s TV. Also, German pop.

This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows cauliflower soup topped with tamari Pepitas in Concord, N.H. This recipe is by J.M. Hirsch.  (AP)
Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

As you listen to our soup show, fill your bowls — and your bellies — with some delicious winter recipes.

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German singer Helene Fischer performs on stage during the final German TV show 'Wetten dass...?' (Bet that ...?) in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

So we know what Germany was listening to in the 19th Century. But what about the 21st Century? Answers within.

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Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1 year- old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.  (AP)
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A New York Times Rocky Mountain reporter tells us more about the measles outbreak in southern California, and beyond.

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As greater Boston soldiered through an historic snowstorm this week, many residents reported yeti sightings around the region. (@BostonYeti2015)
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Emails, on-air interactions and the dystopic legend of Shia LaBeouf. (We aren’t kidding about that last one, we swear).

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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20 while wearing some rather distinctive shoes. (ABC News)
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)
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Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Author Ron Rash (Western Carolina University)
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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In this Nov. 2014 photo provided by Serial, Emily Condon poses for a photo in the Serial office in New York. (AP)
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015

You like podcasts? We like podcasts. Here are some podcasts that you could listen to, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Mar 31, 2015
Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence stand on the Statehouse's south steps during the 2-hour-long rally. (AP)

Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Critics call it anti-gay. Business leaders say bad for the economy. The governor’s not backing down. We’ll dive in.

Mar 31, 2015
Jazz icon Billie Holiday performs in New York City's Club Downbeat in February 1947.  (Library of Congress / Creative Commons)

A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.

Mar 30, 2015
Sweet Briar College, an all-women's liberal arts college in Virginia, announced in early 2015 that it would unexpectedly close its doors at the end of the school year. (Courtesy Sweet Brian College)

Fareed Zakaria weighs the value of a liberal arts education in our technology-driven time.

Mar 30, 2015
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. (AP)

The pilot who crashed his plane in the Alps. What we know now. And what to do about pilots’ psychological health.

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Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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