Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Can Robots Teach Us What It Means To Be Human?

Monday, July 10, 2017

If you've ever shouted at Siri or rolled your eyes at your Roomba, you know that artificial intelligence isn't always that smart. But there's still a lot that robots can tell us about ourselves.

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As Night Falls In Syria, U.S. And Russia Brokered Cease-Fire Appears To Be Holding

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A cease-fire seemed to be holding in southwestern Syria after more than nine hours. The U.S. and Russia brokered deal is the fifth attempt to quell the violence since early last year.

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When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Cover Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

Monday, June 19, 2017

In the last five years, 12 percent of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims and more than 50 percent by far right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"?

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Organizer Says Pride Parade In Kiev More Of A 'Celebration' This Year

Sunday, June 18, 2017

In the Ukranian capital Kiev's pride parade Sunday, a heavy police presence protected the marchers suppporting LGBT rights. In previous years the event has often been marred by violence.

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Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician's Words Led To Prison Time

Monday, June 12, 2017

Olutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rapper when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." We explore how perceptions of rap music may have played a role.

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The 'Thumbprint Of The Culture': Implicit Bias And Police Shootings

Monday, June 05, 2017

After a police shooting, there's often a familiar blame game: Maybe the cop was racist. Maybe the person who was shot really was threatening. Or maybe the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all.

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How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

Monday, May 29, 2017

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called "broken windows" and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

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Me, Myself, and IKEA: What Our Love For Swedish Furniture Says About Narcissism

Monday, May 22, 2017

In general, people show a subtle bias toward the self. This is why we love the IKEA furniture we've built, and gravitate toward others with the same name. But there are much larger implications, too.

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82 Chibok Girls Reunited With Their Families After More Than 3 Years

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In an emotional reunion, 82 of the Chibok girls hugged their families for the first time since they were abducted by Boko Haram militants in 2014. The girls will remain in government care for now.

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New Laws In The U.K. And EU Further Restrict Tobacco Industry

Saturday, May 20, 2017

An EU directive goes into force today, with new rules regulating the tobacco industry. The U.K. is going further: Cigarettes must now be sold in plain green packaging with graphic health warnings.

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Australian Woman To Return Home This Week After Nearly 10 Years In Bali Prison

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Schapelle Corby's case captivated the Australian media when she was arrested for drug smuggling in 2004. Now she is returning home, after nearly a decade in prison and three years on parole in Bali.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Voters chose the reform-minded president by a margin of about 20 percent over his main conservative challenger, signaling a wish to continue Rouhani's goal of greater openness with the world.

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Middle Schooler Arrested For Burping Appeals — Armed With Gorsuch Dissent

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Just months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader, arrested for burping in class. Now, the boy's mother is appealing to the Supreme Court.

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Pope Francis Announces Two New Saints On 100-Year Anniversary of Their Vision

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The "little shepherds" were small children when they reported a vision of the Virgin Mary one hundred years ago today in Fatima, Portugal. The farm town has since become an important Catholic shrine.

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Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries

Friday, May 12, 2017

"We'll likely look back at this as a watershed moment," says Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, as malware called Wana Decryptor is blamed for large-scale attacks around the world.

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Magic, Or Math? The Appeal Of Coincidences, And The Reality

Monday, May 08, 2017

This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they're not quite as magical as they seem, and the psychological reasons we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway.

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Olympic Swimmer Adolph Kiefer Dies At 98

Saturday, May 06, 2017

America's oldest living Olympic champion Adolph Kiefer died Friday at the age of 98. After the Olympics, he went on to develop the first nylon swimsuit, and a safety curriculum for the Navy.

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French Candidate Emmanuel Macron Says Campaign Has Been Hacked, Just Before Election

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The campaign of centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron says it has been hacked, less than two days before the French presidential election. Fingers are being pointed at Russia.

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What Our Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are

Monday, May 01, 2017

We're often more honest when making searches on Google than when answering surveys or talking to friends. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains what these searches tell us about our thoughts and desires.

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Boycotts And Buycotts: How We Use Money To Express Ourselves

Monday, April 24, 2017

Many Americans are increasingly expressing their political beliefs with their wallets. Neeru Paharia explains how we use money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.

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