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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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College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.