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Rundown for January 11, 2013
12:06 PM EST 35 Comments

Violent Video Games Under Scrutiny

Amid a national conversation about video games after the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, one city plans to offer coupons in exchange for trashing violent games.

12:15 PM EST 8 Comments

Link Between Illness And Timing For Meals, Sleep

Researchers have found evidence that the disruption of circadian rhythms may be connected to weight gain, diabetes and even some types of cancer.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Major League Baseball Plans New Drug Testing

The same week that no players were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame due to the taint of steroids, there’s a plan to expand the MLB drug testing program.

12:40 PM EST Comment

The Great Maple Syrup Heist

The greatest agricultural theft in history was of maple syrup. Last year, six million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from the Global Maple Syrup Reserve.

12:50 PM EST 4 Comments

Timur And The Dime Museum Offer Up Post-Punk Screaming Opera

If you put Borat and Rufus Wainwright in a band you might wind up with the unique sound that belongs to this group, fronted by Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekbosunov.

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February 11 13 Comments

Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

February 11 6 Comments

Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

February 11 25 Comments

A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

It's been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

February 10 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."