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Science
10:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Shaping The Minds Of Adolescents

The adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, according to Steinberg, and influences during this age period can affect later outcomes in life.
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There are many factors that come into play while growing up. Teenagers have a lot to think about when it comes to the future, and as recent studies have proven, the crucial influence in determining life outcomes takes place during the adolescent years. Psychology professor Laurence Steinberg joins Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. on Think to discuss these findings and how parents can update their understanding of younger generations.

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Culture
10:15 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Explore The Desolate Beauty Of A Reclaimed Berlin

A building once used as a shopping mall and, later, a meeting point for the Nazi Party in former East Berlin morphed into the embattled Kunsthaus Tacheles.
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The once-empty factories, U-Bahn stations and warehouses of Berlin became havens for nightlife and experimentation after the Wall came down in 1990. Think host Krys Boyd talks with German novelist and critic Peter Schneider at noon about how people in the city challenged standards of aesthetic and historical memory by repurposing industrial space - and buildings marked by the horrors of World War II. 

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Science
10:48 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Want To Learn More? Here's How To Trick Your Brain

Benedict Carey of the New York Times recommends distributing or "spacing" studying time, as it helps increase the amount of information retained.
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We tend to associate "studying" with “hitting the books” -- lots of discipline and focus. At 1 p.m. on Think, education reporter Benedict Carey of the New York Times explains how new brain science affirms the wandering mind over a one-track approach. His new book is called How We Learn.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:27 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Female Spies Of The Civil War

Belle Boyd worked as a spy for the Confederacy. She was notorious for shooting a Union soldier in her own home.
Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are some of the more prominent names in American Civil War history. Yet, it wasn’t an all-boys club on the war front. There were other heroes – in this case, heroines – who were moving chess pieces on both sides of the war.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Making Of The Meyerson

In looking back on the Meyerson’s 25 years, KERA-TV will air the documentary Frozen Music: The Making Of A Concert Hall on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
Jerome Weeks KERA News

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center's grand opening in the Dallas Arts District. To celebrate, author Laurie Shulman and Art&Seek reporter Jerome Weeks join Think at 1 p.m. to talk about the inception of the project and the construction of the building.

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Science
1:35 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': What We See When We Read

A collection of Peter Mendelsund's designs featured in the Book Culture bookstore in New York.
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How do the words we read on a page translate into the images we see in our head? Peter Mendelsund, Associate Art Director for Alfred A. Knopf Books, joins Krys Boyd on Think today. At 1 p.m., he’ll discuss the neuroscience behind reading, which he covers in his book What We See When We Read.

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Science
12:17 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': A Look At The Rover On The Red Planet

This summer marks the second year since the Curiosity Rover's landing on Mars.
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Two summers ago, the Mars Curiosity rover made its landing on the red planet. Approximately thirty-five million miles from Earth, the $2.5 billion robot has had faced its ups and downs. At noon, Marc Kaufman, author of Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission, talks with Krys Boyd on Think about the rover’s journey so far.

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Health/Science
12:15 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Roots Of Teen Pregnancy, In 'Boyfriends'

Things don't happen how you plan - especially if you don't have a plan.
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In anticipation of our conversation about teen pregnancy on Think, let's meet some young women who let us in on their visions of the future. If they can't see themselves down the road ahead, teenagers are more likely to have kids before they're ready.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

An empty cell at a state juvenile correctional facility.
Jeff Heimsath Texas Tribune

The U.S. locks up more kids than any other industrialized nation in the world. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, we'll be speaking to author and journalist Nell Bernstein about the phenomenon and alternatives to locking kids up in her book Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:30 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Drought Resistant Gardening

Texas is still in drought conditions, with 21 percent of the state in the worst two stages of drought.
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While Texas continues to experience a three-year drought, maintaining a green lawn or a flourishing garden can be a daunting task. Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be speaking with Noelle Johnson, a horticulturalist with Birds and Blooms magazine about drought-resistant gardening.

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