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The Sporkful

Andrew Zimmern and IBM Want To Put Meat In Your Cocktail

Monday, April 13, 2015

The host of Bizarre Foods says, “We have such a narrow definition of what’s edible.” So IBM wants its Watson technology to discover new flavors and foods. But how will the future taste?

Radiolab

A Movie Made from Atoms

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Researchers used 5,000 individual atoms to create the world's smallest film...and in the process figure out how to store a helluva lot of data!

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The Takeaway

Accusations of Sexism for All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

Friday, April 06, 2012

The 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, which began Thursday, has sparked discussion about sexism and the legal rights of private organizations. Traditionally, the all-male golf club gives membership to the tournament's corporate sponsors, but for the first time in the club's history, one those CEOs is a woman. Gloria Feldt is the author of "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power" and former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, and Nicole Neily is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.

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Schoolbook

Hollege? Holleer? What Matters Are Mentors

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The principal of a new high school in Brooklyn writes: 'Call it a holleer or a hollege -- or something else. In the end, it's not what it is named, but what it does to help students make the transition to career or college, with mentors to help along the way.'

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The Takeaway

Buffett Invests $10.7 Billion in IBM

Monday, November 14, 2011

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced on CNBC Monday morning that his Berkshire Hathaway holding company has bought $10.7 billion of stock in IBM. Buffett said the company began investing in March, and now owns 64 million share of IBM, or 5.5 percent of the computer and technology company. The buy is a bit of a shift for Buffett, who has in the past avoided purchasing tech stocks. Erik Holm of The Wall Street Journal reports on the latest.

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WNYC News

Tech Consultant Accused of Stealing $3.6M From Dept of Ed

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Department of Education consultant illegally billed the city for an extra $3.6 million connecting public schools to the Internet, and then used the money to pay for luxury cars and Long Island real estate, the U.S. attorney's office claims.

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Transportation Nation

LISTEN: Bay Area Transpo Update

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tester seats in BART's mobile seat lab.

Missed the news about the future of parking, the future of traffic jams, or the future of the (now germ-incubating) BART seats? Kick back and hear TN's Casey Miner tell you everything you need to know, over at KALW News.

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WNYC News

IBM and Gates Foundation Fund College-Readiness Programs in NYC Schools

Monday, September 27, 2010

The City University of New York and IBM will open a new high school for grades 9 through 14, as part of a larger initiative to improve graduation rates and college readiness.

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