Take Two for May 30, 2013

Poll: Prop 13 still popular, but in need of reform

According to a new poll out from the Public Policy Institute of California, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said it's been a good thing for the state. But the same number of voters also said they'd be in favor of reforming it.

Who decides what should be banned on social media?

Who's monitoring what's posted on the site, and how are they deciding what's offensive or not on social media?
La Canada Child Educational Center Preschool Gender
From Disney princesses to overly sexualized dolls, American culture may be imparting the wrong values to young girls, critics say.

South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery

It's estimated that one in five Korean women under 50 go under the scalpel, but the Korean beauty ideal is not unique to Korea.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act
The court will either uphold the 2010 court ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, or it will let the same sex marriage ban stand. There is also a chance that the whole case will be tossed out on a technicality.

What can gay couples teach straight couples about harmony?

Opponents of same-sex marriage often say it poses a threat to traditional marriage, and in fact, that was one of the arguments made before the Supreme Court. But what if the opposite were true?
LA Mayor And Mayor-Elect MeetFor Breakfast
Time for City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest news out of our halls of government with KPCC's Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
A researcher at studies brain cells

Sequestration cuts hurt California scientists more than most

California is known as a leader in science. But by one estimate the state could lose $180 million in funding due to sequestration cuts.
Star Wars Navajo

'Star Wars' to be dubbed into Navajo language

"Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" will be dubbed into Navajo this summer. It's the first time a major film has been translated into a Native American language
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars in 2007, when it was just 55 million miles away.

Why one woman wants a one-way trip to Mars

A privately-run non profit called Mars One has launched a competition to find the four candidates that they hope to send to Mars by 2022.
David Kwong
David Kwong, magic consultant on the film, "Now You See Me," talks about his craft, the state of magic, and why Jesse Eisenberg could never be a great magician.
Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton To Be Auctioned Off In Las Vegas

Dinner Party Download: Mammoth blood, Pac-Man and more

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