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Monday, January 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM
J. Craig Venter. (Viking Publishing)

Famed genome sequencer Craig Venter joins us to look at the brave new world of synthetic life.

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Friday, December 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Protesters hold posters of former National Security Agency member Edward Snowden in front of the German parliament building, the Reichstag, prior to a special meeting of the parliament on US-German relationships, in Berlin, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.  (AP)

Our weekly news roundtable –live and lively–in the studio looks back over a whole year, 2013.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), Study for Havell pl. no. 26, ca. 1825, John James Audubon. (New-York Historical Society)

Into the woods. How John James Audubon hunted, pinned, and painted his masterpiece, “The Birds of America.”

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
A flexible, stretchable, biodegradable integrated circuit during dissolution in water. (Courtesy Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology and Tufts University)

New visions and new progress on the merger of man and machine. We’ll look at the frontier of implantable technology.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM
The golden poison dart frog is credited as the most poisonous animal currently in existence. (AMNH)

A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York explores the power of poison to harm and to help.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The trek of a few key crops inching north toward the Canadian border sounds pretty bizarre in theory. On paper, it all straightens out.

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Friday, November 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP)

Typhoon tragedy. Obamacare numbers. New guidelines for statins. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM
This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Astronomers using NASA data calculate that in our galaxy alone there are at least 8.8 billion Earth-sized planets that are not too hot or not too cold circle stars that are just like our sun, according to a study published Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Forty billion planets like ours are out there. Like Earth. We’ll look at the latest news from space.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM
In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The F.D.A. announced in Oct. 2013 that it would formally recommend a change in the classification of hydrocodone pain medications. (AP)

The F.D.A. moves to rein in America’s huge usage of powerful painkillers. We’ll look at where they’re drawing the line.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 11:00 AM
J. Craig Venter. (Viking Publishing)

Famed genome sequencer Craig Venter joins us to look at the brave new world of synthetic life.

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Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

 
Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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