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Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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The Takeaway

The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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The Takeaway

The Bizarre Story of Robert Durst

Monday, March 16, 2015

Robert Durst, a wealthy heir to one of New York's most prominent real estate empires, is in police custody and is facing murder charges. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Remembering New York City's Roving Cinema

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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In 1966, the New York City Parks Department bought a school bus and converted it into a roving movie theatre.
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The Takeaway

How an 8-Year-Old Girl Became Queen of The Crows

Monday, March 09, 2015

What happens when some neighborhood crows befriend a little girl in Seattle? You might be surprised. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway's Friday Five Starring Left Shark, The Simpsons, and Rihanna

Friday, February 06, 2015

Rihanna unplugs with two famous friends, The Simpsons go low-fi, Billy Joel gets ranked, two Neil Youngs for the price of one Fallon, and Left Shark tries to take over the world.

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WNYC News

Hear de Blasio's 'Onion' Version of Snowstorm Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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After a major winter storm all but missed New York City, the mayor took special joy in performing a dramatic rendition of a recent story from the satirical website The Onion.

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The Takeaway

Break The Winter Chill by Celebrating a Summer Icon: The Frisbee

Friday, January 23, 2015

We're in the dead of winter. To break the chill, we're celebrating an American summer icon, the Frisbee, which first went on sale 58 years ago this week.

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The Takeaway

X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Ancient Scrolls

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A team of researchers have used x-ray technology to see, for the first time, the ancient texts inside the scrolls damaged by lava during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 

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The Takeaway

The Moon Is a Galactic Garbage Can

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In total, the moon hosts more than 400,000 pounds of man-made material. But is this trash a problem, or just the cost of doing space travel?

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The Takeaway

The End of the World as We Know It

Monday, January 12, 2015

Author Emily St. John Mandel's fourth novel, "Station Eleven," imagines the run-up to and aftermath from a global flu outbreak that effectively ends civilization as we know it.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Behind The Takeaway Curtain, An Extended Interview With Ben Folds, and A New Horror Novel

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Takeaway

The Best 5 Things Online This Week

Friday, January 09, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Terror in France, Pianos in Public Spaces, and Loving a Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Charlie Hebdo attack, we get the details on a public art project, and we find out why Portlanders truly love an airport carpet.

The Takeaway

Forget The Land of Misfit Toys, This Is The Land of Lost Luggage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Where does forgotten luggage go? To the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store gets 7,000 new items from planes, trains, and buses around the country for resale each day.

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On The Media

Feuding Ferret Magazines

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bob Garfield tells a David vs. Goliath story of dueling ferret magazines, from 2002. 

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The Takeaway

Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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Micropolis

Religious Huckster or Humanitarian?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hector the Inventor says he escaped death three times due to divine intervention, so now he's selling homemade inventions—like an "advanced baby walker"—so he can aid the poor.
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Micropolis

The Hare Krishnas Are Back, Thanks to Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hare Krishnas were once seen as aggressive, in-your-face zealots. After practically vanishing from the streets of New York, they've returned — in a kinder, gentler incarnation. 
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The Longest Shortest Time

Love Yurts

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A marriage; a miscarriage. A divorce; a guy who looks (and smells) like a caveman. All in this epic love story.