Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

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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When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story'

Monday, April 17, 2017

Many studies have shown that people who use social media may be unhappier than those who don't. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effect social media has on us.

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Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power To President

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Yes voters in the Turkish referendum celebrated Sunday, but the opposition promises to contest the vote. Those who voted "yes" hope the change will make the government more efficient.

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Cairo Court Drops Child Abuse Charges Against Egyptian-American Woman

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi was acquitted Sunday after being held for nearly three years without a verdict in Cairo. Human Rights Watch has called her case a "travesty of justice."

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The Internet Is Gratified: 'April The Giraffe' Gives Birth On Popular Livestream

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The calf was born Saturday as an estimated million viewers watched Animal Adventure Park's live Youtube feed.

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Creature Comforts: The Power Of Touch And Affection In Our Lives

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week, Hidden Brain considers the power of touch. First, the story of a grown woman who still sleeps with her baby blanket. Then, the science of why we seek comfort and affection.

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Google Accused Of Underpaying Female Employees

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The NATO-led Resolute Support's official Twitter account released a statement Saturday saying that a U.S. soldier had been killed in Afghanistan. Few details were given about the circumstances.

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Ceremony In San Francisco Marks The 75th Anniversary Of The Bataan Death March

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The Bataan Death March in the Philippines is an oft-forgotten part of World War II history, but survivors and advocates are working to change that.

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Inside The Hole: What Happens To The Mind In Isolation?

Monday, April 03, 2017

The use of solitary confinement in prisons has grown since the 1970s. Criminologist Keramet Reiter talks with us about the psychological effects that long-term isolation has on our minds.

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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

Monday, March 27, 2017

When we think of lies, we think of the big stuff. We say, "I could never do something like that." But big lies start with small deceptions. Dan Ariely talks about why we lie and why we're honest.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Monday, March 20, 2017

When you really need something — whether it's money, food, or even time — it can be hard to focus on anything else. Researchers call this scarcity, and say it can affect many aspects of our lives.

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When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

Monday, March 13, 2017

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

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Tribes & Traitors: What Happens When You Empathize with the Enemy?

Monday, March 06, 2017

This week on Hidden Brain, the stories of two men who showed empathy for the other side and found themselves labeled "enemy" by their own people.

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First Clouded Leopard Cub Born Using Cryopreserved Semen

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A statement from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Nashville Zoo said Thursday that the accomplishment is "a giant step for global conservation efforts."

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