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What is water boarding?
When V.P. Cheney approved of a "dunk in the water" as an interrogation technique, some thought he was endorsing water boarding.
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How can acoustics technology help police locate gunshots?
In parts of cities like Washington, D.C., gunshot-detection systems are improving police response time to shots fired.
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How Ghosts Work
According to a 2005 poll, about 32 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. Explore possible explanations for paranormal phenomena.
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Is there genocide happening in Darfur?
The Darfur region of Sudan has been in a state of crisis since 2003. Whether it's genocide is a point of international debate.
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How did a computer programmer find sex offenders on MySpace?
When MySpace claimed there was simply no way for it to patrol its own profiles for sexual predators, Kevin Poulsen took it as a challenge.
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Your Opinions: Violent Video Games
Rockstar Games has just introduced another controversial game: "Bully." Do violent video games contribute to violent behavior?
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How Podcasting Works
Find out what tools you need to record and receive podcasts, and see what industry analysts have to say about the future of podcasting.
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Play Head Games #39
Congratulations to Claude Winfree and Marc Meredith, winners of Head Games #36. The correct answer was "the Nobel Prize Medal."
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Fact of the Day:
"Sesame Street" has won more than 100 awards, including eight Grammys, four Parents' Choice Awards and 71 Emmys -- more than any other show in history.

Quote of the Day:
"Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it."
- George F. Will

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