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Carrie Poppy: Can Science Reveal The Truth Behind Ghost Stories?

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Deborah Lipstadt: How Do You Stand Up To A Holocaust Denier?

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Listen to the Invisibilia episode

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

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Max Planck Institute paleoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin examines the new finds at Jebel Irhoud, in Morocco. The eye orbits of a crushed human skull more than 300,000 years old are visible just beyond his fingertip. Shannon McPherron/Nature hide caption

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315,000-Year-Old Fossils From Morocco Could Be Earliest Recorded Homo Sapiens

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Eight different real faces were shown to a monkey. The images were then reconstructed using analyzing electrical activity from 205 neurons recorded while the monkey was viewing the faces. Courtesy of Doris Tsao/Cell Press hide caption

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Cracking The Code That Lets The Brain ID Any Face, Fast

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Larissa MacFarquhar: How Far Would You Go To Help Others?

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Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

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Abigail Marsh: Are We Wired To Be Altruistic?

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Cheryl Steed: Can Altruism Be Learned?

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Modern psychology shows that we all have a little bit of Narcissus in us. Most of us like people who remind us of ourselves — whether that is someone else with the same name or the same birthday. Renee Klahr hide caption

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Cloud eggs: It's not just Instagrammers who find them pretty. Chefs of the 17th century whipped them up, too. Then, as now, they were meant to impress. Maria Godoy/NPR hide caption

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Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

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NadaMoo!'s Birthday Cake Cookie Dough vegan frozen dessert uses coconut milk as its base. Because of its fat and sugar content, many vegan dairy producers say coconut is simply the easiest vegan platform to build a milk or cream out of. But almond milk is also a common choice, in part because it's so popular with consumers. Courtesy of NadaMoo! hide caption

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Elizabeth Lesser: Why Is It So Hard To Ask For — And Offer — Forgiveness?

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You're born with roughly 9,000 taste buds, and they're very good at regenerating — which is why you can recover the ability to taste just days after burning your tongue. But that changes as we age. CSA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The elaborate Alnwick Garden in northeast England includes a "Poison Garden" that showcases plants with killer properties. Visitors are invited to look but not touch or even smell. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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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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