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Jess Jiang

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One Reason To Get Whatever Size Pizza You Want

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More pizza isn't always better. At some point, you're actually worse off getting the large. Here's why.

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When The Supreme Court Decided Tomatoes Were Vegetables

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The justices distinguished between science and "common parlance." But wait: Why was the question before the court in the first place?

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Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce. Why?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Earlier this year, the percentage of Americans who are working or looking for work fell to its lowest level since 1979.

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Video: Secrets From The Potato Chip Factory

Thursday, April 04, 2013

We took a tour of Herr's potato chip factory to find out how making chips has changed (and gotten more efficient) since 1946.

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How We Use Energy: Then And Now

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

We've become more energy efficient in the last five decades, but what does that mean for total energy use? The answer, in two graphics.

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'Today,' 'Tomorrow,' and Nine Other Words You Can't Search For In China

Monday, June 04, 2012

It's the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. China's Internet censors are blocking even more than usual.

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Seeing Double

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mention "the shower scene" and everyone knows what you're talking about, even if they haven't seen "Psycho." Turns out the actress Janet Leigh was never completely nude for the filming. That silhouette behind the shower curtain was Playboy bunny Marli Renfro, Leigh's body double. Renfro ...

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A Garden of Eden without Adam

Monday, May 10, 2010

Shirin Neshat creates visually stunning short films and art. The Iranian-born artist may be best known for her photographic series “Women of Allah” (1993-97) which depicts women wearing the chador, some carrying guns, their faces and hands covered with finely written Persian script.  Her first feature-length film, "

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Story Time

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Pen/Faulkner Foundation announced its annual PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story on Monday. The prize, which in recent years has be shared between an established writer and an emerging one, went to Edward P. Jones (Lost in the City ...

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All Apologies ... to Erin

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A couple weeks ago, Studio 360 featured the good works of David Ellis Dickerson — former Hallmark greeting card employee gone solo.  He takes commissions at his blog, Greeting Card Emergency.  He has a real gift for making greeting cards for sticky situations. Little did we know we'd soon have one of our own.

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A Ricky Gervais Extra

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In this week's show, Ricky Gervais drops by Studio 360. And listening back to the tape, my stomach muscles are aching.

We couldn't wait until the weekend to share a piece of the interview. In this straight-from-the-studio preview, Gervais declares his love for

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The Ultimate Mixtape

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I recently discovered The Messengers, the amazing remix project by hip hop artist K'NAAN and producer J.Period. The collection is a tribute to musical greats Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan. On the track 'Messengers and Prophets,' K'NAAN explains why he chose the artists: 'Who has ...

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360 Staff Pick: MGMT Goes All In

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

 The electro-rock duo MGMT (Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden) has reinvented itself on their sophomore effort, Congratulations, which comes out next Tuesday, April 13.

Just when I thought nothing could be weirder than the cover art of the new album (a two-headed chimpanzee ...

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The Large Hadron Collider Is a Smash Hit

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

After 15 years and several false starts, the Large Hadron Collider research program has finally begun.  Early this morning, 3300 feet below the Swiss-French border near Geneva, it successfully smashed two protons at record-setting energies.

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Asperger's Gets Prime-Time Attention

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Last week on Studio 360, we explored how arts and creativity can teach us about autism.  And last year, Kurt talked with Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page whose Asperger’s Syndrome wasn’t diagnosed until he turned 40.  For others, it may go undiagnosed for a lifetime. ...

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The Great Barrier Skull

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Last Sunday, I visited Volta NY to get my contemporary-art fix.  The room was tightly packed with nearly a hundred solo exhibits.  Visually exhausted after walking aimlessly for over an hour, I was struck by the simple (and eerie) beauty of one piece – a skull suspended in ...

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I've Seen This Movie Before...

Friday, March 05, 2010

Does the story of 'Avatar' seem eerily familiar to you?  For student Randy Szuch, the answer is a resounding yes.  In this genius mashup, Szuch matches the audio of 'Avatar' with scenes from a beloved Oscar-winning Disney film from 1995.

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Bruce Willis vs. Gorillaz

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bruce Willis is a car chase extraordinaire -- think the hair-raising flying car chase scene in 'The Fifth Element' (1997).  Now he's chasing down the Gorillaz (a band fronted by animated monkeys, but really the work of musician Damon Albarn and comic book creator Jamie Hewlett).  ...

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Tarantino, Forever Young

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This week, Quentin Tarantino stops by Studio 360 to talk about the Academy Award-nominated film 'Inglourious Basterds.' Of course, he's no stranger to the awards circuit -- he was nominated for an Oscar for Directing 'Pulp Fiction' (1994) and won a little gold man ...

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The Penny Gets a Makeover

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In this week's show, Kurt says that we can find the Lincoln Memorial on the back of any old penny. Well, that old penny is getting a new backside. Last week, the United States Mint released a new one-cent coin, in honor of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. ...

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