Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

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Rare Snowfall Blankets Dunes in The Sahara

Thursday, December 22, 2016

An amateur photographer in Algeria captured beautiful images of a rare phenomenon this week: the red and white swirl of snow dusting sand dunes in the Sahara.

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'Whatever' Is The Most Annoying Word For The 8th Year In A Row

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Although "whatever" has long held the dubious distinction of most annoying word or phrase, there's another contender in the wings. Younger Americans were more irked by "I can't even."

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Wikipedia Announces The Most Edited Articles Of 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wikipedia's most edited articles of 2016 range from the obvious to the outlandish.

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NFL Rookie K.J. Dillon Gets Stuck With $16,000 Dinner Bill In Hazing Ritual

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In what's become an NFL tradition, Houston Texans veterans took the rookie safety out for a pricey meal — and left him to pick up the tab. Former NFL punter Adam Podlesh says the hazing isn't funny.

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola.

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In Praise Of Mess: Why Disorder May Be Good For Us

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

To many of us, the desire to bring order to chaos can be irresistible. But writer Tim Harford thinks many of us could use a bit more messiness in our lives.

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Some People Are Great At Recognizing Faces. Others...Not So Much

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

It happens to all of us: Someone recognizes you on the street, calls you by name, and says hello. And you have no idea who that person is. Researchers say this struggle to read other faces is common.

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What Happened? How Pollsters, Pundits And Politics Got It Wrong

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pollsters across the ideological spectrum predicted Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election. They got it wrong. But one man did not: historian Allan Lichtman.

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A Tribe Called Quest To Join Host Dave Chappelle On Saturday Night Live

Friday, November 04, 2016

This news from NBC comes not long after the announcement that the hip-hop group will release their first album in nearly two decades. They say it will be their last.

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Moving To Canada, Eh? Or Maybe Ireland?

Thursday, November 03, 2016

It seems every four years, Americans threaten to move to Canada if their chosen candidate isn't elected. Some places are seizing on election-induced panic to grow their populations.

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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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Magic, or Math? The Appeal of Coincidences, and The Reality

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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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The Perils of Power

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We've all heard the adage that "power corrupts," but psychologist Dacher Keltner at UC Berkeley has found evidence to prove it. His book is The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence.

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The sharing economy is making online transactions far more personal, which can lead to some unintended consequences.

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Love, Fear And Lady Lamb: A New Album, And A New Openness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

Monday, February 02, 2015

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.

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The American President And A Little Town Called Obama, Japan

Monday, August 04, 2014

A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.

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Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market

Monday, April 22, 2013

A White House report puts it bluntly: "Today, younger women are more likely to graduate from college than are men and are more likely to hold a graduate school degree."

For the past decade more American women than men have earned undergraduate and Master's degrees; and in the ...

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Conditions for Syrian Refugees Continue to Worsen

Friday, December 07, 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit refugee camps in Turkey today, but life for Syrian exiles is deteriorating quickly as cold sets in and food runs out. Dr. Luay Alkotob just...

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