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  • Wednesday November 23, 2016

    The Matter of Meat

    The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

    Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Yet others, including Pythagoras in the 6th century BC, and even Dr. Frankenstein's "monster", have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet. Now -- perhaps more than ever -- clear-cut answers can be hard to come by when it comes to the matter of meat. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

    Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 25, 2016 4:17 PM ET
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  • Tuesday November 22, 2016

    Tedium is the Message

    The Tedium is the Message

    It's never been easier to banish the feeling of boredom -- at least for a moment. But some fear our weapons of mass distraction could lead to an epidemic of ennui and ADD. Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it's shaping our future -- boredom is anything but dull.

    Posted: Nov 22, 2016 12:36 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:51 PM ET
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  • Friday October 28, 2016

    American Fascism

    American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here?

    Donald Trump has been called a buffoon, an entertainer, a circus clown. He's also been called a fascist. But he's aiming to called Mr. President. What does the Trump campaign, and the voters it's mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

    Posted: Oct 28, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 1:53 PM ET
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