Stories this week: The Verge Awards at CES 2020: welcome to the land of the
concept Eight big takeaways from CES 2020 These gaming PCs want to compete in
the console wars Laptops were boring at CES, but there’s hope for the future
The most important TVs of CES 2020 were finally for the masses Microsoft’s new
Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS How to install extensions
on Microsoft’s new Edge browser The browser wars are back, but it’s different
this time Google is finally killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used
anyhow Google to 'phase out' third-party cookies in Chrome, but not for ...
Roomba’s robot vacuum could grow arms in the near future OnePlus confirms its
next phone will jump to a 120Hz screen Latest Galaxy S20 Plus leak shows off
120Hz display and no … Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and its many cameras revealed in
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Amanda and Dan are joined by a slew of Eater editors to talk about 2020 food
resolutions. Featuring: Ryan Sutton, Pelin Keskin, Missy Frederick, Stefania
Orru and Martha Daniel. Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eater
Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, Eater More to explore: Check out more
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4 days, 9 hours ago
The Obama coalition has become almost mythic within the Democratic Party for
having united first-time voters, people of color and moderates to win the
presidency in 2008. This year, Senator Bernie Sanders is betting that he can
win with the support of young voters and people of color — but without the
To do that, he’s counting on winning over and energizing the Latino vote. The ultimate test of whether he will be able to do that is in California, where Latinos are the single biggest nonwhite voting bloc. While young Latinos in California overwhelmingly support Mr. Sanders, to become the Democratic nominee, he will need the support of their parents and grandparents as well.
Guests: https://www.nytimes.com/by/jennifer-medina?smid=pc- thedaily" target="new">Jennifer Medina, a national political correspondent who is covering the 2020 presidential campaign for The New York Times, traveled to California with Jessica Cheung and Monika Evstatieva, producers on “The Daily,” to speak with Latino voters. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
* Though Mr. Sanders is a 78-year-old white senator from Vermont, in California, some Latino supporters are calling him “Tío Bernie,” as if he were an uncle or a family friend. * Mr. Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the two leading progressive candidates, sparred publicly in the last debate.
4 days, 7 hours ago
President Donald Trump broke the law. He did it by withholding aid to Ukraine.
That's the conclusion of a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability
Office. But will it affect the Senate impeachment trial? Three men were
arrested this week in connection with a white supremacist group called "The
Base." The suspects planned to build an assault rifle and had amassed over
1,600 rounds of ammunition. Who are they and what were their plans? Also,
after more than 1,000 earthquakes in Puerto Rico, President Trump has signed a
major disaster declaration. How much will this help the island?
4 days, 7 hours ago
Kara and Scott argue about whether the government should have the right to
hack into phones of suspected criminals. In a reversal of strategy the
historically secretive National Security Agency alerted Microsoft to a
vulnerability in its operating system -- Scott think it's a brilliant branding
move. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a computer science student's
question about how to teach ethics to young engineers. Kara's win this week is
Speaker Pelosi. Her fail is some of the world's biggest dating apps, Grindr,
Tinder, OKCupid selling personal data to marketing companies. Scott reviews a
slate of predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week.
Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the
Constitution of the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad
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4 days, 4 hours ago
Holly and Tracy discuss the great master gardener's work, delve into the moral
implications of opulence, and weigh those against the value of the resulting
art. They also discuss the nature of unconscious perception of others based on
presentation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com
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This week, we’re asking the same question your high school guidance counselor
asked you at age 15: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?”
Hosted by Dan “DJ” Kennedy
Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Kelley Craig
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"It shouldn't be an act of feminism to know how your body works," says
gynecologist and author Jen Gunter. In this revelatory talk, she explains how
menstrual shame silences and represses -- and leads to the spread of harmful
misinformation and the mismanagement of pain. Declaring the era of the
menstrual taboos over, she delivers a clear, much-needed lesson on the once-
mysterious mechanics of the uterus.
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Richard, Bud and Godfrey are huddled in a bachelorette party themed hotel room
to talk about weird rumors they heard while drinking with football coaches in
a former country music theme park. This is all very normal. Learn more about
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Recode's Peter Kafka and Rani Molla break down everything you need to know
about NBC's new upcoming streaming service, Peacock, and share their thoughts
on how it will fair against its competitors. Featuring: Rani Molla
(@ranimolla) Senior Data Reporter at Recode Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka),
Senior Editor at Recode More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media,
Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to
business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's
media landscape. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how
tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad
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Democrats get somber and serious about impeachment and Lev Parnas continues
his media tour. If you like The Ben Shapiro Show, become a member TODAY with
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When it comes to love, money is supposed to be no object. But there’s no
disentangling love from anything in our lives, and income is no exception. So
how do you assess the role money should play in a relationship, and what
happens when your desires and means change over time? The Sugars take on 5
letters in this rapid-fire episode. This episode was originally released on
July 21st, 2018.
4 days ago
Is Odell Beckham Jr. a robot who spits out currency compulsively? Which
Olympian was Spencer completely dismissive towards? Why is every Boston
College coach's name "[First Name] Boston" and do you care that we just made
that up on our own? Is Robocop real and how did he get to New Orleans? Can God
make Ed Orgeron so strong that even He can't pin Coach O? Early in this
episode, Spencer mentions the memorial fund for Ed Aschoff. If you're
interested in donating but don't want to rewind to listen to him read the
address, here you go: Donations to the Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund at UF’s
College of Journalism and Communications can be made out to the “U.F.
Foundation”, sent to P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604, Attn: Gift
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4 days ago
T Lo talk about the Oscar snubs and why the Academy is so blind to recognizing
diversity and excellence at the same time. Plus: Project Runway's latest!
3 days, 23 hours ago
Bill Maher is a comedian, political commentator, and television host. The new
season of his show "Real Time with Bill Maher" premieres January 17 on HBO.
3 days, 22 hours ago
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, and Daniel
Susskind discusses “A World Without Work.”
3 days, 21 hours ago
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her
husband a year later in an accident. Her book, 'Why Religion?,' combines
memoir and biblical scholarship to reflect on loss and faith. It's now out in
Also, we remember late spiritual leader Ram Dass. In the '60s and '70s, Dass,
along with Timothy Leary, became interested in the religious potential of LSD.
He was a practitioner of Eastern-inspired philosophy, and was careful to
distance himself from corruption and cult-like behavior of other gurus. Dass
spoke with Terry Gross in 1990.
John Powers marks the 100th anniversary of Italian neorealist director
Federico Fellini's birth.
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## Living Robots, Designed By Computer
Researchers have used artificial intelligence methods to design ‘living robots,’ made from two types of frog cells. The ‘xenobots,’ named for the _Xenopus _genus of frogs, can move, push objects, and potentially carry materials from one place to another—though the researchers acknowledge that much additional work would need to be done to make the xenobots into a practical tool.
The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Josh Bongard, a professor of computer science at the University of Vermont and co- author of the report, joins Ira to talk about designing cell-based structures and next steps for the technology.
## The Math Behind Big Decision Making
What does it mean for your health if a cancer screening is 90% accurate? Or when a lawyer says there’s a 99% chance a defendant is guilty? We encounter numbers in our everyday lives that can influence how we make big decisions, but what do these numbers really tell us?
Mathematical biologist explores these concepts and patterns in his book The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives. He joins Ira to talk about the hidden math principles that are used in medicine, law, and in the media and how the numbers can be misused and correctly interpreted.
## The Science Comics Of Rosemary Mosco
Have you ever wondered what a Great Blue Heron would write in a love letter to a potential mate? Or what the moons of Mars think of themselves? These are the scenes that nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco dreams up in her comic Bird and Moon.
“Nature is really funny. It’s never not funny,” Mosco says in https://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/science-cartoons-rosemary- mosco/" target="new">SciFri’s latest SciArts video. “You can go into the woods and find 20 or 30 hilarious potential comic prompts anywhere you go.”
Viewers may come for the laughs, but they will end up learning facts, she explains. Mosco talks about her inspiration for finding the funny side of snakes, planets, and nature, and https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/rosemary-mosco-science- comics/" target="new">how she uses humor to communicate science.
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## The Science Of Polling In 2020 And Beyond
In today’s fast-paced digital culture, it is more difficult than ever to follow and trust political polls. Campaigns, pollsters, and media outlets each say that their numbers are right, but can report different results. Plus, the 2016 election is still fresh in the public’s mind, when the major story was how political polling got it wrong.
But despite how people may feel about the practice, the numbers suggest that polls are still working. Even as telephone survey response rates have fallen to around 5%, polling accuracy has stayed consistent, according to a https://www.pewresearch.org/methods/2019/11/19/a-field- guide-to-polling-election-2020-edition/" target="new">new report published by the Pew Research Center. But things get even trickier when talking about online polls.
So how can polling adapt to the way people live now, with texting, social media, and connecting online? And will the public continue to trust the numbers? Ira talks with https://www.pewresearch.org/staff /courtney-kennedy/" target="new">Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research at the Pew Research Center about the science of polling in 2020 and beyond. Kennedy also told SciFri three questions you should ask when you’re evaluating a poll. Find out more.
## Why Native Fish Matter
The fish populations of the Great Lakes have changed dramatically in the years since invasive species first arrived. Bloodsucking sea lampreys have decimated native lake trout, and tiny alewives have feasted on the eggs and young of trout and other native species. But there’s good news too, as researchers roll out solutions to help manage invasive fish populations and maintain the diversity of species.
In this next installment of the https://www.sciencefriday.com/spotlights/book-club-death-life-great- lakes/" target="new">SciFri Book Club, Fish ecologist Solomon David explains why the biodiversity of the Great Lakes matters more than ever, and how to appreciate these hard-to-see freshwater fish.
## Planning For Spring Waters Along The Missouri
In Missouri, people are looking towards repaired levees in the hopes of reducing future flood damage.
## Our Bodies Are Cooling Down
98.6 F is no longer the average healthy body temperature. Is improving health the culprit? Science journalist Eleanor Cummins reports the latest in science news.
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What is a domestic robot? Why are today's domestic robots specialized? Why is
it so hard to build a bipedal robot? Get the answers to these questions and
more in this episode of TechStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at
3 days, 20 hours ago
If the moon suddenly disappeared from existence, Earth would be missing more
than just our nightlight. Learn how the moon affects the Earth in this classic
episode of BrainStuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at
3 days, 14 hours ago
What was the Ark of the Covenant? A mere ceremonial vessel for sacred items? A
radio for speaking to God? The golden chest of the ancient Hebrews has
fascinated historians, theologians, scientists, dreamers and Nazi-punching
archeologists for ages. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and
Joe consider some of the more thought-provoking ideas concerning its nature.
(originally published 12/6/2018) Learn more about your ad-choices at
3 days, 13 hours ago
Martin Scorsese's latest film, 'The Irishman,' is up for 10 Academy Awards,
including Best Picture and Best Director. He spoke with Terry Gross about
childhood, redemption and getting kicked out of seminary school.
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews, 'Ow!,' a newly resurfaced live recording
of saxophonists Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin.
Peggy Orenstein's new book, 'Boys & Sex,' is based on extensive interviews
with more than 100 college and college-bound boys between the ages of 16 and
22. "When I was doing ['Girls & Sex'] the kind of core issue with girls was
that they were being cut off from their bodies and not understanding their
bodies' response and their needs and their limits and their desires," she
says. "With boys, it felt like they were being cut off from their hearts."
3 days, 13 hours ago
For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real – but that
still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect was
studied. Learn all about how an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a
patient's recovery, in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices
3 days, 8 hours ago
With the President's impeachment trial in the Senate set to begin next week,
Trump assembles his legal team. Also, a scandal over stealing signs is roiling
Major League Baseball. And Taal Volcano in the Philippines may be in a lull
but it's still dangerous.
3 days, 6 hours ago
Nadia Eghbal (@nayafia) of Substack joins Erik on this episode.
\- How the internet changes how we find meaning and why new religions haven’t
emerged from the internet yet.
\- The future of newspapers and publishing, and what happens if people can go
direct to the reporters they trust via tools like Substack and others.
\- Her interest in the economics of content creators on the internet.
\- Shamelessness as a strategy.
\- Status on the internet and whether it’s really zero sum.
\- Global cooperation and local versus global impacts.
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show is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
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Alison Roman, NY Times food writer, joins us along with panelists Maeve
Higgins, Tom Bodett, and Helen Hong.
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