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Following accusations that Warner Bros. CEO traded film roles for sex, a look at the long, lurid history of the Hollywood casting couch

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Long the elephant in the room that everyone knew existed but few would willingly acknowledge, the Hollywood casting couch has been an unfortunate yet undeniable part of moviemaking for almost as long as the film industry as we know it has existed in Los Angeles.

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Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize For Quest To Confront 'Mystery Of Who We Are'

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The prestigious award comes with nearly $1.5 million in winnings. The physicist, who teaches at Dartmouth and has written for NPR, says he's driven by the "many questions we still have no clue about."

Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

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Adam Spencer is fascinated by prime numbers. These seemingly simple numbers can be found in monster sizes—the latest being almost 25 million digits long.

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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.

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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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