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February 23, 2024

A ‘Jeopardy!’ winner studied how trivia champions recall facts. Plus, a security expert weighs in on Sora, OpenAI’s new text-to-video generator, and the risks it could pose, especially during an election year. And, a new generation of space lawyers will broker deals and handle disputes between countries as the world enters a new era of space exploration.

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The Once and Future Car

This week, news emerged of a self-driving car being researched by Google. We’ll look back at other ‘cars of the future’ and what happened—or didn’t happen—to them.

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Bad Days For Bats

The white nose syndrome disease affecting bat populations has put one species of bat at risk of “regional extinction” within the next 20 years.

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Ocean Priorities

Ira talks with Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, and with Philippe Cousteau Jr. about the connections between ocean policy, the environment, and the economy.

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