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Jason Bateman took cues from Arrested Development in portraying the profoundly unsympathetic character Guy Trilby. Sam Urdank/Courtesy of Focus Features hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Jason Bateman, Taking A Turn As The Big Bad

In his directorial debut, Bad Words, the Arrested Development star plays an adult who competes in a kids' spelling bee. He talked to NPR's Audie Cornish about what it's like to play the heavy.

A BigDog robot at Boston Dynamics in 2010. The BigDog is being developed to help soldiers carry heavy equipment in the field. It can follow a human being, walking across wet/sandy/rocky terrain, just like a dog would. Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.

An informal Girl Scout group at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan sings: "We want to learn and rise up to fulfill our dreams." Nabih Bulos/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

A Syrian Refugee Camp With Girl Scouts And A Safeway Store

Three years into Syria's civil war, a resigned stability and a sense of permanence are taking hold at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

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