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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Michael Muhammad Knight is a new kind of religious scholar. He founded an Islamic punk rock movement and took ayahuasca to reconnect with his Muslim faith. He says Islam also has a hidden history of magical practice.More

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11:30
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If you thought astrology was a passing fad, think again. It's booming among millennials. To find out why, Haleema Shah dusted off her horoscope and checked in with her roommate and a local astrologer.More

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10:05
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Nate Staniforth spent thousands of hours learning the craft of stage magic. But he was really looking for wonder. And he says real magic is not smoke machines or stage tricks; it's creating a moment of genuine astonishment.More

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The Velvet Hours
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Alyson Richman is the author of six historical novels. Her latest is called "The Velvet Hours" and it was inspired by a recent newspaper story in the Paris press.More

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We all think about time but probably not as deeply as the groundbreaking theoretical physicist Lee Smolin. Smolin has created a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos. He lays it out in a book called "Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe."More

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10:37
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A couple of years ago, journalist Gay Talese published “The Voyeur’s Motel,” the true story of a motel owner who spent more than 30 years spying on his guests while they had sex. The case is now the subject of a Netflix documentary called “Voyeur.”More

Hackers and phishers, who can abuse surveillance gathering
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In a world filled with devices that could be used to listen in on our daily lives, how do you take back control of your privacy? Steve Paulson asked security reporter Lily Hay Newman.More

Siri listening in
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Do you ever get the feeling that your digital devices are eavesdropping on you?
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Surrounded by jerks.
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TTBOOK producer Doug Gordon wonders if he's surrounded by a**holes.More

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2:42
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Kurt Vonnegut joined his brother, Bernard, at General Electric in the late 1940s. Ginger Strand explains how Kurt's time at G.E. influenced his fiction.More

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