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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

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The Takeaway

'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner on His New Film

Friday, August 22, 2014

Award-winning director Matthew Weiner discusses his new feature film “Are You Here," the success of "Mad Men," and the future of television.

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On The Media

Congress Keeps Getting Banned From Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2014

For the third time this summer, Congressional IPs have been blocked from editing Wikipedia.
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Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

Friday, August 22, 2014

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

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American RadioWorks

The Science Of Smart

Friday, August 22, 2014

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. On this episode of American RadioWorks: a look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. 

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club concludes its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

‘Evolutionary Misfit’ Finds Its Way Into the Family Tree

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scientists piece together how a 14-legged Cambrian worm is related to modern animals.

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Science Friday

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.

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Science Friday

Oceans Act As the World's Thermostat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global temperatures hit a plateau at the turn of the 21st century. Now researchers say they've discovered where that missing heat was hiding: in the oceans.

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Science Friday

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A filmmaker uses science to transform the New York City subway into a movie theater.

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Science Friday

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New, more accurate radiocarbon dating suggests the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years.

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Science Friday

Tar Noir

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Morning Edition

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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Freakonomics Radio

Parking Is Hell (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There ain't no such thing as a free parking spot. Somebody has to pay for it -- and that somebody is everybody.

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On The Media

There's a Tweetstorm Coming

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make sure to get your hands on a tweet-umbrella.
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Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

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On The Media

Anonymous Distances Itself From Member Who Doxed The Wrong Cop

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hacker collective Anonymous is distancing itself from a member who posted the name of the wrong police officer in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Google Teaches us About Inequality

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Data shows that rich people search like crazy for digital cameras, Machu Picchu, and the foam roller exercise tool. For the less affluent, search histories tell a different story. 

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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

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