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Thursday In Depth: June 21, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson: America needs NASA

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist who makes us all think we understand the universe a little better. He'll discuss his latest book "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier."

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    Brian Cox's 'Quantum Universe'

    Brian Cox has gone from concert halls to the laboratory, and now the British physicist is working on the world's largest particle collider. His new book is "The Quantum Universe".

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Inside the brains of dolphins

    Dolphins have big, complicated brains. Diana Reiss, an expert on the behavior of dolphins, will talk about the intelligence, self-awareness and extraordinary potential of dolphins.

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  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.

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