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Humans And Dogs Evolved Together

Humans and dogs developed parallel genes during the domestication process.

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Spark - Mindful MultitaskingSep 21, 2014 | 10:01Spark Mindful Multitasking Audio
Spark Mindful Multitasking Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Can contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation can help us manage our busy, multitasking lives? David M. Levy, a professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and a long-time mediator, thinks so.
Spark - 259: Algorithm awareness. Mindful multitasking. Going on a data safari. A crowd-sourced hunt for marginalia.Sep 21, 2014 | 53:59Spark 259: Algorithm awareness. Mindful multitasking. Going on a data safari. A crowd-sourced hunt for marginalia. Audio
Spark 259: Algorithm awareness. Mindful multitasking. Going on a data safari. A crowd-sourced hunt for marginalia. Sep 21, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, the pros and perils of life by the numbers. From the hunt for dusty tomes of faraway data...to what your social media feed is hiding from you...to how mindfulness can improve your focus and help manage our multi-tasking world.
Spark - Book TracesSep 21, 2014 | 9:42Spark Book Traces Audio
Spark Book Traces Sep 21, 2014 | 9:42Andrew Stauffer is the lead on Book Traces -- a crowd-sourced web project to find drawings, marginalia, photos and anything else in copies of 19th and early 20th century books.
Spark - Algorithm awarenessSep 21, 2014 | 9:23Spark Algorithm awareness Audio
Spark Algorithm awareness Sep 21, 2014 | 9:23Christian Sandvig says algorithms control almost every aspect of our lives, but most people have no idea how algorithms work.
Spark - Twitter algorithmsSep 21, 2014 | 8:48Spark Twitter algorithms Audio
Spark Twitter algorithms Sep 21, 2014 | 8:48In her essay "Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline", Zeynep Tufekci worries that Twitter will take power away from users if it adopts a Facebook-style algorithm.
Spark - Data SafariSep 21, 2014 | 8:15Spark Data Safari Audio
Spark Data Safari Sep 21, 2014 | 8:15Teddy Allen is one of the meteorologists working to rescue historical weather records which could offer valuable insights on climate change.
Quirks and Quarks - Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, plus Just How Satisfying is Curiosity on Mars, Coral Trout and Moray Eel Fish Together, and more - 2014/09/20Sep 20, 2014 | 56:18Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, plus Just How Satisfying is Curiosity on Mars, Coral Trout and Moray Eel Fish Together, and more - 2014/09/20 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, plus Just How Satisfying is Curiosity on Mars, Coral Trout and Moray Eel Fish Together, and more - 2014/09/20 Sep 20, 2014 | 56:18Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?, Fish Recruit Eels To Help Find Food, European Explorers Brought Invasive Species, First Animals To Flex Their Muscles, Curiosity on Mars.
Quirks and Quarks - First Animals To Flex Their Muscles - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 4Sep 20, 2014 | 8:07Quirks and Quarks First Animals To Flex Their Muscles - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks First Animals To Flex Their Muscles - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 4 Sep 20, 2014 | 8:07A 560 million year old fossil found in Newfoundland shows evidence of muscles tissue.
Quirks and Quarks - Curiosity on Mars - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 5Sep 20, 2014 | 15:44Quirks and Quarks Curiosity on Mars - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Curiosity on Mars - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 5 Sep 20, 2014 | 15:44Author Rod Pyle talks about his new book 'Curiosity, An Inside Look At The Mars Rover And The People Who Made It Happen'.
Quirks and Quarks - Fish Recruit Eeels To Help Find Food - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 2Sep 20, 2014 | 8:11Quirks and Quarks Fish Recruit Eeels To Help Find Food - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Fish Recruit Eeels To Help Find Food - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 2 Sep 20, 2014 | 8:11The coral trout seeks out a willing moray eel to help it find prey hiding in the coral reef.
Quirks and Quarks - Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1Sep 20, 2014 | 16:10Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1 Sep 20, 2014 | 16:10The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will get much worse before it gets better.
Quirks and Quarks - European Explorers Brought Invasive Species - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 3Sep 20, 2014 | 8:02Quirks and Quarks European Explorers Brought Invasive Species - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks European Explorers Brought Invasive Species - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 3 Sep 20, 2014 | 8:02Early European explorers may have brought mud worms and mud shrimp to the New World in the ballast of their ships.
Spark - Notification vacationSep 14, 2014 | 11:37Spark Notification vacation Audio
Spark Notification vacation Sep 14, 2014 | 11:37The smartphone brings the world to our pockets, but can also bring an obsession with receiving and responding to notifications. Dr. Larry Rosen says the relentless barrage of notifications can have adverse effects on our mental and physical health.
Spark - 258: Notification vacation. Procrastination and reminders. Digital sabbaticals. The End of Absence.Sep 14, 2014 | 53:59Spark 258: Notification vacation. Procrastination and reminders. Digital sabbaticals. The End of Absence. Audio
Spark 258: Notification vacation. Procrastination and reminders. Digital sabbaticals. The End of Absence. Sep 14, 2014 | 53:59Take a notification vacation. Why digital reminders might lead to procrastination. Unplugging for a year. And contemplating technology's role in the end of absence.
Quirks and Quarks - ITER:  Too Big To Fail, plus The Franklin Expedition - Long-lost and Found, Spinosaurus - The Swimming Dinosaur, Origami Robots, and more - 2014/09/13Sep 13, 2014 | 57:36Quirks and Quarks ITER: Too Big To Fail, plus The Franklin Expedition - Long-lost and Found, Spinosaurus - The Swimming Dinosaur, Origami Robots, and more - 2014/09/13 Audio
Quirks and Quarks ITER: Too Big To Fail, plus The Franklin Expedition - Long-lost and Found, Spinosaurus - The Swimming Dinosaur, Origami Robots, and more - 2014/09/13 Sep 13, 2014 | 57:36Finding Franklin's Ship, Searching for Spinosaurus, Origami Robot Folds Itself, Mystery of the Maritimes Walrus, The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER.

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