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Biden's Latest Signal He Won't Run For President

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Joe Biden doesn't sound like a man who's preparing for a grueling presidential campaign.

The vice president's latest remarks on a potential 2016 bid came Thursday night, questioning whether he has the "emotional energy" to run so soon after his eldest son, Beau, died from brain cancer in May.

We're not shy about our affinity for the Cherokee Purple, a purplish package of sweet, acid and savory tomato greatness.

When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

4 hours ago

"What's wrong with you, buddy? What's wrong?" a man says to his dog in a video uploaded to YouTube last month. The pup moans pitifully and trips over himself. He's having trouble blinking. He gazes into nothingness; his eyes are a deep, black abyss. He's wobbling on his paws. The man's words dissolve into laughter. He knows the dog is high as a kite after thieving a potent marijuana brownie.

It's a sad state that's becoming increasingly common.

What Do You Know About Science?

4 hours ago

This week on Science Friday, we’re going to talk about a recent study on expertise—and we need your help. We want you to unleash the geek, and let us know how familiar you are with a variety of scientific concepts.

Take a moment and fill out the form below. Then, tune in this Friday for a live discussion of the results with the study’s researchers.

The Ritual of Straws

4 hours ago

The following is an excerpt from Neurotribes, by Steve Silberman. Listen to SciFri on September 4, 2015, to hear Silberman talk more about the book.

Aziz Ansari on How to Date Better

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The following is an excerpt from Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari, with Eric Klinenberg. Listen to SciFri on September 4, 2015, to hear Ansari and others discuss the state of modern dating.

Happyness: Tiny Desk Concert

4 hours ago

If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness. In 2014, I first heard the band sing these words on a stage in New York City, from the song "Montreal Rock Band Somewhere":

I'm wearing Win Butler's hair

There's a scalpless singer

With a Montreal rock band somewhere

And he's all right

Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Ky., is in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage became legal. A same-sex couple received a marriage license in Davis' office Friday morning from a deputy clerk.

But the controversy isn't over. It has divided the crowded campaign trail into those who stand with Davis, and those who don't — plus one in the middle.

We're not shy about our affinity for the Cherokee Purple, a purplish package of sweet, acid and savory tomato greatness.

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