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How Creative Are You?

The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were the work of Paul Torrance's lifetime. They are still widely used to assess students and job applicants, and have been translated into more than 50 languages.

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What Makes A Good Place?

Architect Avi Friedman wanted to know what makes a good place - so he traveled around the world visiting different kinds of "good" places as research for his new book, "The Nature of Place". He talks with Lisa Mullins about what he found.

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Our Personalities, Our Selves

Hannah Holmes delves into questions of personality in her new book: "Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality." Take a test (the International Personality Item Pool Representation of the NEO PI-R), recommended by Hannah.

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The science of beer goggles

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Marcus Munafo, a behavioral psychologist at the University of Bristol in the UK about a new study showing that drinking a glass of beer or wine really does make the person across from you seem more attractive.

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Geo answer

We were looking for a tributary of the Amazon that starts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The answer is the Xingu River. Researchers working near the source of the river have un-covered traces of ancient settlements -- known as "lost cities" -- buried under a thick layer of jungle. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Heckenberger, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida who led an expedition to the region.

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Are you out there?

The social-networking site Bebo beamed a digital time capsule into outer space today. Bebo users hope to connect with extra terrestrial life. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the site of the transmission - the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.