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Chris Hardwick, the host of Talking Dead, autographs a poster for the show his show discusses: The Walking Dead. Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP hide caption

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Television

Revenge Of The 'Nerdist': Chris Hardwick Takes Over Your TV

Chris Hardwick might be the best example of how the nerds triumphed over pop culture in 2013. A standup comic and actor, Hardwick created the Nerdist podcast and hosts Talking Dead (a talk show that discusses The Walking Dead); now, his social media-centered comedy game show @midnight has been picked up by Comedy Central.

A ground-based cloud-seeding tower at Alpine Meadows ski area near California's Lake Tahoe. It spits out silver iodide particles that are the right size and shape to help precipitation form. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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It's Not Magic On The Mountain, It's A Rain-Making Machine

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An oversized truck load slowly moves equipment along an icy mountain road in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Forest. Marie Cusick/WITF hide caption

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Environment

Natural Gas Boom Cuts Into Pennsylvania's State Forests

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Natural Gas Boom Cuts Into Pennsylvania's State Forests

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Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1. Sandy Huffaker/AP hide caption

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Economy

$50 Billion Worth Of Tax Breaks Expire

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$50 Billion Worth Of Tax Breaks Expire

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Stephanie O'Dea came up with a healthy slow-cooker recipe to mimic Colonel Sanders secret-recipe. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Found Recipes

Slow Cook Your Way To The Colonel's Secret Recipe

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Slow Cook Your Way To The Colonel's Secret Recipe

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Chris Hardwick, the host of Talking Dead, autographs a poster for the show his show discusses: The Walking Dead. Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP hide caption

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Revenge Of The 'Nerdist': Chris Hardwick Takes Over Your TV

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National

The Bridge On The River Hudson

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The Bridge On The River Hudson

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EndoChoice CEO Mark Gilreath. Jim Burress/WABE hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Tech Ventures in Georgia Prosper As Health Care Law Kicks In

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Tech Ventures in Georgia Prosper As Health Care Law Kicks In

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Two-dozen Retuerta horses, the second of two batches, are released into the Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve in western Spain. The animals' DNA closely resembles that of the ancient wild horses that once roamed this area before the Romans began domesticating them more than 2,000 years ago. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Rare Horses Released In Spain As Part Of 'Rewilding' Effort

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Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work. Julian C. Wilson/AP hide caption

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Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful

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