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Mugshots: Press, Punishment & Privacy Concerns

Guest host Marc Fisher explores the privacy concerns surrounding mug shots, and how websites are profiting from them long after a sentence is served or charges are dropped.


Breaking Into The 'Department Of Mad Scientists'

What happens when scientific research borders on science fiction? Michael Belfiore, author of the new book The Department of Mad Scientists, talks about the bizarre projects happening behind the scenes at DARPA — the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense.
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Where To See The Antares Rocket Launch In The D.C. Area

The launch of a test rocket from Wallops Island, Va., was scrubbed on Wednesday, but you still have a chance to watch the rescheduled launch on Friday.

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Technology, Emergency Response & The Boston Bombings

Kojo explores the intersection of technology and emergency response and where it fits into the bombings that struck the Boston Marathon earlier this week.


Separating Social Media's Fact From Fiction Amid Crisis

In the moments following the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, many of the initial reports disseminated through social media proved to be false. Jeremy Stahl, social media editor for, shares his rules for social media responsibly in the midst of tragic, breaking news.

Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

With cellphone service hopelessly congested, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook to report their whereabouts or find out if family and friends attending the race were OK.
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National Attorneys General, Facebook Tackle Online Safety

Online privacy and safety on social media for teens are the target of a joint campaign by the National Association of Attorneys General and Facebook.