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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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| The world is full of recurring patterns based on math. Math teacher Eddie Woo explains why human beings are naturally drawn to patterns and how we can use math to engage with our complex world.

Tina Seelig: Can We Control Our Own Luck?

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Are there things we can do to increase our luck? Through taking tiny risks, showing gratitude, and being open to new ideas, Tina Seelig says we can capture luck in our everyday lives.

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Hollywood Diversity Report Finds Progress, But Much Left To Gain

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The annual UCLA study tallies box office numbers and ratings alongside diversity both on and off screen. Today's "increasingly diverse audiences prefer diverse film and television content," it finds.

'You Get Paid For Doing Therapy': Stand-Up Comedians On Anger

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For centuries, people have turned to jesters for relief from the miseries of life. As it turns out, some stand-up performers turn pain and rage into their own coping and catharsis.

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J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

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Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.

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Andreas Ekström: Can We Solve For Bias In Tech?

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We think of search engines as unbiased sources of information. But they're not — and they can be manipulated. Andreas Ekström asks: who should hold the burden of addressing bias in search engines?

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Rams fan loyalty shines through Super Bowl loss

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The fans filing out of a North Hollywood Rams bar after last night's loss say they were happy just to see their team back in L.A. and fighting for he championship.

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In 'Maid,' A Single Mother Finds 'No Way' To Make It On Minimum Wage

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While raising her young daughter, Stephanie Land cleaned houses to scrape by. It was back-aching work and the pay — $8.55 an hour to start, $9.25 an hour two years in — just wasn't enough.

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Freed From Copyright, These Classic Works Are Yours To Adapt

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For the first time in 20 years, a large body of films, music, and books has entered the public domain. That means they can be reworked by new creators in conversation with the originals.