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Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

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Maurice Conti: Can Machines Think And Feel For Themselves?

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Jeremy Howard: Will Artificial Intelligence Be The Last Human Invention?

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Peep Show: Watch Us Calculate The Speed Of Light With Stale Easter Treats

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The laces on the left are tied in a strong knot that lies horizontally. The laces on the right are tied in a knot that makes the bow lie vertically and which, according to new research, can come untied more easily. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Untangling The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied

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A visitor to the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., attends a wine tasting class. Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and hot, as well as tasting, say, salty — with wine, it's all about tiny differences in taste and smell. The danger is in getting too poetic. Charles O'Rear/Getty Images hide caption

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Dalia Mogahed: How Does Speaking Up Change Minds?

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Adam Galinsky: What Drives Us To Speak Up?

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Molecules in wine stimulate thousands of taste and odor receptors, sending a flavor signal to the brain that triggers massive cognitive computation involving pattern recognition, memory, value judgment, emotion and, of course, pleasure. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption

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Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

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Rocky spent his first few years raised by people, and is particularly attuned to human speech and behavior, researchers say. But his remarkable ability to learn and match human pitch and common sounds of speech surprised them. Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo hide caption

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

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Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge — say, by sneaking spinach into smoothies -- sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption

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The skull of La Ferrassie Neanderthal, from France. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss?

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Malcolm Gladwell: Do More Choices Make Us Happier?

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Sheena Iyengar: Why Are Some Choices So Paralyzing?

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Ruth Chang: How Can Making Hard Choices Empower Us?

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Dan Ariely: When Are Our Decisions Made For Us?

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