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We sat down with conservative intellectual Victor Davis Hanson, classics scholar Donna Zuckerberg, and French-Tunisian political scientist Nadia Marzouki to talk about President Trump’s speech, and try to unpack the question at the center of the president's speech: Is the survival of the West the fundamental question of our time?More

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13:07
Experience the divine
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Jeff Schloss is an evolutionary biologist. He’s also Christian. As a scientist, he’s trying to develop an evolutionary theory for the origins of religion. But he says science can’t explain everything about religion.More

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9:47
Chimpanzee
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African chimps store caches of big rocks to throw at certain trees. And some scientists wonder, are these sacred trees?More

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Screenshot from "Desert Bus" playthrough by Phrasz013.
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A simulated eight-hour bus drive earns you one point. Why would anyone want to play a game like that?More

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Artificial Creativity
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Machines are getting smarter. They have been for a long time. But is there anything uniquely human that they will never be able to do, like make art?More

Amanda Shires
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While pregnant with her first child, Amanda Shires was playing fiddle on the road for her husband, the country superstar, Jason Isbell. Near the end of her pregnancy, touring got to be too much. So she stayed home, alone, for weeks… with nothing to do but write songs.More

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