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N-E-R-D Alert

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

Be on the lookout for 'banner drops,' 'dinner dates' and other words, names and phrases that have the letters N-E-R-D in order.

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The World Makes Money Go Round

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What Swiss currency buys you exactly one hot dog? A Frank! Play this game for more international currency puns.

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Chore Song

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

This game makes chores sound almost fun. Can you guess the household chore being described in this rewrite to the classic Elton John hit, "Your Song"? Guest musician Julian Velard is on the keys.

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Bring Your 'Eh' Game

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What sound does a frog make when it plays this popular lawn game in Canada? Croak-eh? All the answers in this game are words that become other words when pronounced with a Canadian accent.

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That's Not What This Is About

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

In this game, contestants must guess the names of films from inaccurate plot descriptions based on their titles.

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Welcome To Night Vale: Tales From the Cryptids

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

The cult podcast's creators, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, talk about its origin and taking it to the stage. Then host Cecil Baldwin leads a game about supernatural creatures and myths.

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A Toxic Stew: Risks To Women Of Public Feminism

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:26am

Threats to physical and emotional well-being often assail women who publicly avow their feminism, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:46am

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.

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Top Stories: ISIS Militant ID'ed; Ukraine Pulls Back Weapons

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:13am

Also: Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch may get the backing of a Senate panel; Iraqi Kurds attack ISIS militants; and someone cut internet and some phone service to central and northern Arizona.

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Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:10am

It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:13am

Ukraine's military says the withdrawal of 100-millimeter guns "is the first step" in a process that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation.

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Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:10am

A Mexican national was shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 in Pasco, Wash. He had been throwing rocks at cars. The attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown has taken the case.

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Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:10am

A Mexican national was shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 in Pasco, Wash. He had been throwing rocks at cars. The attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown has taken the case.

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It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:03am

Lessons from a handful of the most viewed papers from the American Education Research Association last year.

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Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:48am

Police received word about possible sympathizers to the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Balloons read: IS. The balloons actually read: 21. They were for a 21st birthday party.

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Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:48am

Police received word about possible sympathizers to the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Balloons read: IS. The balloons actually read: 21. They were for a 21st birthday party.

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ISIS Man Who Beheaded Prisoners Identified As London Man By BBC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:43am

British security services have been aware of the man's identity, the BBC says, adding that "They chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons."

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