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Thursday In Depth: August 2, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    New approaches to teen driver safety

    Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Some experts think scaring teens with images of crashes is the way to get teens to realize how serious driving is. Others say that's not the way to build skills necessary to produce good drivers.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    How to manage your money in college

    Money-related concerns are top sources of stress for college students, according to a recent report by Inceptia. How should students, especially freshmen, manage their money well? Are there new tools or resources for students on money management?

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Are crime labs reliable for court cases?

    The St. Paul Police crime lab scandal last month brought up questions about the use of forensic evidence in court. This isn't the first lab to face criticism of tainted evidence and poor science practices. What can be done to ensure that crime labs process all evidence correctly?

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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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