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Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era

Technologies like GPS and social media are posing new challenges to interpreting the Constitution's guarantees of privacy and free speech. Law professor and journalist Jeffrey Rosen says we're now in an era the Founding Fathers could never have imagined, in which private companies are determining the rules for what can be shared.
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Kids' Book Club Takes 'Tollbooth' To Lands Beyond

The pun-filled Phantom Tollbooth turns 50 this year. Author Norton Juster takes questions from young readers about the story of Milo, a bored little boy who finds adventure in a very strange land full of riddles and wordplay.
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'Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100?

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes some of the inventions he thinks will appear in the coming century — including Internet-ready contact lenses, space elevators and driverless cars — in his book Physics of the Future.
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'Most Beautiful Woman' By Day, Inventor By Night

One of the biggest actresses of MGM's Golden Age, also lived a quiet life as an inventor. During World War II, Hedy Lamarr invented a form of wireless communication that led to Bluetooth, GPS and more.
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'Micro' Picks Up Where Michael Crichton Left Off

In the new scientific thriller novel Micro, the author weaves a story of nano-technology, corporate greed and murder. Best-selling sci-fi author Michael Crichton started the book, but died in 2008 before it was finished. Audie Cornish talks to writer Richard Preston, who completed the novel after Crichton's death.
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'Chicks With Guns': A Picture Of Gun-Toting Women

More than 15 million women in the U.S. are gun owners, and 78 of them are in a new photo book. Photographer Lindsay McCrum says guns play a big part in some women's lives, but for very different reasons.

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