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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
The on-demand economy is largely centered in California's Silicon Valley / Bay Area, but the use and influence is spreading. (Via The Wall Street Journal)

Want an Uber-style service for your laundry? Your groceries? A massage? Good news! There already is one.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Ships dock at the piers at the seaport town of Murmansk on the Kola peninsula in Russia. Russian authorities have detained a Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and 27 crew and they face charges when they arrived at Murmansk. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

The Arctic Circle is opening up at a gallop as the ice disappears. Oil, gold, armies, spies. Big opportunities and fear of the consequences.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
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As the US struggles with infrastructure, China moves to build a brand new railway across South America. We’ll get the story.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, left, greets John O. Brennan, center, Dir. of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, right, Dir. of National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), after speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015.  (AP)

A federal appeals court rules NSA bulk surveillance illegal just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal in Congress. We’ll have the debate.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken Saturday, March 22, 2014, a relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, presents a slideshow showing a map of the route the missing plane took at a hotel meeting room in Beijing, China. The words on top reads "2. About the issue of time." (AP)

A deep history of maps and navigation, from the ancient Polynesians to the pinpoint GPS on your smart phone now and the pinpoint tracking to come.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Besides the rather disturbing flecks of blood / Labour Party votes in the image on the left, this representation of this week's UK General Election isn't necessarily wrong. (Alex McLaughlan / Twitter)

LIvestreaming, the not-so-dramatic UK General Election and playing classic piano hits from the comfort of your own desktop.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM
People walk around a stage during the Electric Daisy Carnival, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. People from around the world come to the event to listen to electronic dance music and experience the lights, art installations and carnival rides.  (AP)

Everyone on the dance floor. How electronic dance music conquered America.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Students at Reed College in Portland, Ore. burn their senior thesis in the college's annual Renn Fayre, shown here in May 2014. (Reed College)

It’s that time of year – when tired college seniors across the country turn in their theses. We’ve got a great group sharing their labors of love.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speak during a news conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP)

WikiLeaks was instrumental on NSA spying and Iraq War scandal. Has it now gone to gossip?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A landmark new research study from Chinese scientists is one of the first to edit the genomes of human embryos. (Dr. Yorgos Nikas/  SPL)

Chinese scientists re-engineer human embryo genes, and set off a global moral debate. We’ll dig in.

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Aug 31, 2015
A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.  (AP)

Lessons from the Roanoke TV shootings. We’ll look at the way forward with the New York Times’ Nick Kristof and other top thinkers.

Aug 31, 2015
While the jury still deliberates, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie, left, leaves the Merrimack Superior Court at the end of day with security in tow Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie was convicted by a jury of several misdemeanors, but ruled not guilty in the most serious felony sexual assault charges. (AP)

A verdict in the New Hampshire prep school rape trial. And calls for changing sexual assault laws.

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Aug 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

 
Aug 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

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Our Week In The Web: August 28, 2015
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

You say #hashtag, we say, #forwhat? That, plus Usain Bolt and the ominous lurking Segway cameraman. Friday!

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Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

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Do You Recognize Amazon’s Workplace Culture? Tell Us!
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

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