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'Atari Dump' Will Be Excavated, After Nearly 30 Years

After nearly 30 years, the New Mexico landfill that famously was used to bury the game console maker's mistakes — the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project.
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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

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Tech Tuesday: Health Datapalooza

It's the fourth annual gathering of techies, open data believers and health policy wonks. Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Datapalooza in D.C. and explores new ways to harness government data to improve our health.

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Sexism And Social Media

Facebook has pledged to review its content policies, after a social media campaign highlighted misogynistic content on the network.

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The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

The book club regulars gather to chat about the best-sellingA Walk in the Woods, writer Bill Bryson's 1998 account of a hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Plus, journalist Deborah Blum joins the club to talk about the best science books to stash in your beach bag (or backpack).
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How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria

Pledge 51 creates applications for Nigeria's low-tech cellphones. The company thinks it could grow its business with help from foreign investors, but Nigeria's low GDP has made that difficult. If the country changes the way it calculates this figure, that could help Pledge 51 bring in new investment.
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Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

Degree-granting institutions are responding to austere budgets by catapulting themselves into the world of online education. But some professors point to low online completion rates as evidence that these "massive open online courses" do a disservice to students.

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