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You don’t have to be a fan of cable news shows to know liberals and conservatives have very different ways of looking at the world. Now findings from three separate studies link a person’s political ideology and their self-control performance, with conservatives demonstrating greater self-control than liberals. 

  Former NPR science correspondent, award-winning TV journalist and author Ira Flatow is the host of the the weekly radio show, Science Friday. Dean Regas, outreach astronomer and assistant director with the Cincinnati Observatory, is co-host of the popular PBS series, Star Gazers.

Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap?

Steve Levin's The Powerhouse is a two-year account of big invention, big commercialization, and big deception. It exposes the layers of aspiration and disappointment, competition and ambition behind the quest to develop a better battery.

What are today's imponderables?  
What mysteries of the universe are yet to be solved?
Where will they lead?
What will be the next discovery?

The latest in The Ponderables series - The Universe An Illustrated History of Astronomy includes a removable fold-out that provides a 12-page 'Timeline History of the Universe' that embeds the story in historical context and shows Who Did What, When at a glance. The fold-out also includes is a 12-page star chart of the night sky of the Northern and Southern hemispheres for every month.

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In the early morning hours of April 15 the Earth, Moon and Sun will align, creating a total lunar eclipse visible from anywhere in the Tri-state. The moon will appear coppery red during the eclipse, which is why many refer to it as a “blood moon.” Dr. Wes Ryle, assistant professor of Math and Physics at Thomas More College, and Cincinnati Observatory Assistant Director and Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas discuss the lunar eclipse, and how you can best enjoy the astronomical show.

This Saturday evening Dr. Ryle will offer a presentation on how to prepare for the eclipse, followed by a telescope viewing at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at TMC. April 14 from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM you can camp-out on the Observatory grounds to view the eclipse.

The Cincinnati Observatory will hold a lunar eclipse viewing April 15 from 2:00 to 5:30 AM. All viewings at both observatories depend, of course, on the weather.

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The Secret Life of Sleep, by Kat Duff, explores the mysteries of slumber. Duff taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences, including literature, culture, and spiritual traditions from around the globe, to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.

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