Sci-Fi v. Sci-Fact - Off-Ramp for September 13, 2014

Special report: intersection of science fiction and science fact; Brains On and the monarch Mexico migration; Hungry, the competitive eating doc; Kenturah Davis weaves words and art

It's So Hot ... we try to fry an egg on the sidewalk. (Kevin Roderick)

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