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Friday, February 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Crane shaped fountain is frozen at Hibiya Park in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Frozen. New science and a new understanding of life, death and freezing.

 
Monday, January 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama steps from the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as Dan Ammann, President, General Motors Company, stands right and Patrick Foley, controls manager for the Bolt EV at GM in Detroit, stands left, during a tour of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Detroit has missed the boat before, but says this time, it won’t let Silicon Valley beat it to the car of the future. It’s rolling out big ideas and big designs.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Researchers with NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project coordinated wind-tunnel tests of an Active Flow Control system -- tiny jets installed on a full-size aircraft vertical tail that blow air -- to prove they would provide enough side force and stability that it might someday be possible to design smaller vertical tails that would reduce drag and save fuel. (NASA/Dominic Hart)

Making big commercial airplanes more climate-friendly. From batteries to alternative fuel and new designs, we’ll look at what’s on the drawing board for cleaner air travel.

 
Friday, January 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

President Obama on guns. China’s stock market turmoil. Armed takeover in Oregon. North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Monday, January 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Toy demonstrator Ralph Cruz, second left,  flies a "Star Wars" drone spaceship for customers at Toys R Us, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, Times Square in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

With an estimated one million drones unwrapped at Christmas, we’ll look at NASA’s designs for drone highways in the skies.

 
Friday, December 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Space fiction has changed in the last eighty years, from 1936's "Flash Gordon" (L-R, Beatrice Roberts, Buster Crabbe, and Charles Middleton) to 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (L-R Daisy Ridley and John Boyega). (Courtesy Universal Pictures / Lucasfilm)

Everyone is going crazy over “Star Wars.” We’ll talk about its place in the pantheon of space movies, space fiction.

 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A press still from the new video game, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3." It was developed by Treyarch and released Nov. 6, 2015. (Courtesy Treyarch Games)

Video games have never been bigger. What’s going on in there? We’ll look at the best – and wildest – of 2015.

 
Monday, December 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM
This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)

On the ground in San Bernardino, with the latest on what we are learning about the husband and wife mass murderers and their motives.

 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This May 3, 2011 aerial photo shows the Seabrook nuclear power plant in Seabrook, N.H. The impending retirement of Massachusetts' only nuclear power plant could roil energy markets across New England. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Will it take nuclear power – a lot more nuclear power – to save the world from climate change? The debate is on. In Paris and beyond.

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Feb 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

Feb 8, 2016
Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

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Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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