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May 22, 2015  Today starts the Memorial Day Weekend - and an estimated 37 million of us Americans will be going away to get away from it all. But if you think that you'll be getting away from all the hi-tech in our lives, there is no escaping it...
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May 22, 2015  The drought in California is making life miserable in more ways than one. Just ask people who suffer from allergies. The dry spell is causing trees and other plant life to release pollen sooner than usual - and that's rough for allergy sufferers...
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May 22, 2015  For ages, people have wanted to fly like a bird. Remember the children in "Peter Pan"? Well, from Switzerland comes a full-body flight simulator, which enables you to feel the sensations of flying like a bird - while staying on the ground...
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May 22, 2015  The image of the State of Texas is rapidly changing, says Texan pioneer Neal Newsom. "Cattle and oil in Texas has always been king. Now in Texas, we have cotton, cattle and cabernet," he says. Cabernet? You heard that right...
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May 21, 2015  Arthur Levine has loved rollercoasters since he was a kid. Little did Arthur realize back then that he would grow up to be a rollercoaster critic. His job is to review rollercoasters, says our CBS News colleague Carter Evans...
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May 21, 2015  Lots of us love our dogs - and of course, we love our cats, too. But would you still love them if they were robots? Dr. Jean-Loup Rault is an animal welfare researcher who says the world should get ready for the Rise of Robo-Pets...
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May 21, 2015  What if you could steer a robotic helicopter, with only the power of your own thoughts? Sounds like magic or maybe just a clever trick. But the scientist behind this technology at the University of Minnesota says it is no trick at all...
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May 21, 2015  Wearable devices are getting plenty of attention these days. But how to keep them powered up while we're on the go? Researchers in South Korea have developed a fabric that they say can generate static electricity to power these devices...
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May 20, 2015  Sun City, Arizona turned 55 this year - the country's oldest active adult age-restricted retirement community. Our Sunday Morning contributor Conor Knighton took a look around to see what Sun City has to offer today...
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May 20, 2015  In most places, kids divide their time between school and play. At Sun City, adults play - there are no schools, because there are no kids. Learning does take place, though - says Conor Knighton - for the grownups...
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May 20, 2015  Parkinson's Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It affects a person's movement. It has many unpleasant symptoms, but perhaps the most dangerous is its effect on balance. A device in Sweden might be able to help...
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May 20, 2015  They say once you're hooked on quilts and quilting, you're hooked for good. Our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen found a woman who pleads "Quilty as Charged." Trudie Hughes retired seven years ago - but listen to her schedule now...
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May 19, 2015  Certain places suggest whole industries. And Hollywood is all about movies - although, fewer and fewer movies are actually shot anywhere near Tinseltown. Our CBS News colleague Lee Cowan has a great example...
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May 19, 2015  On our earlier broadcast, my CBS News colleague Lee Cowan told us about the flight of movie production out of Hollywood. The movie companies are still there, but production costs are like real estate - "Location, location, location"...
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May 19, 2015  When you think about endangered species, it's likely that butterflies will not come to mind. But they really should - says Prof. David James of Washington State University. He looked at a trend that could help them - in the vineyards...
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May 19, 2015  What if an Addicts Rehabilitation Center had a choir - what would that sound like? Well, what our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller found out about this choir in Harlem was not only the power of music, but of people...
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May 18, 2015  Did you know chocolate has deadly enemies? It does, says our CBS News colleague Charlie D'Agata. Each year, a third of the global cocoa crop is wiped out to pests and diseases. Some folks in London are fighting that...
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May 18, 2015  Getting in shape and staying that way is not easy. Doing it alone is almost impossible for some. Personal training can be expensive, classes can be crowded. Some people are skipping the gym and exercising at home - with help they get online...
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May 18, 2015  To most people in this country, the idea of eating insects is not very appealing. It seems like something you might do on a dare - or after losing a bet. But people in most of the world do eat insects every day - and for good reason...
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May 18, 2015  An electric eel is one animal you don't want to mess with. Its ability to generate a current up to 600 volts seems like something out of science fiction. But how does it do that? One scientist has found a few answers...
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May 15, 2015  Ever hear of something called PTC - "Positive Train Control"? In the aftermath of that deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia, you're likely to learn a lot about it. Our CBS News colleague David Begnaud saw this system in action...
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May 15, 2015  Earthquakes like the ones in Nepal can be among the most devastating events around. Rescuers often have a terrible time finding - and then getting to - people who are trapped and need help fast. But, NASA technology can help them...
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May 15, 2015  Maybe you've gone skating on a cold winter's day on a pond or lake - not recommended, of course - unless you're sure the ice is safely frozen. It can be pretty noisy above that ice. Ever wonder what it sounds like below it?
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May 15, 2015  Have you ever changed your mind about something? Of course, you have. We all do - don't we? Researchers have now been able to record the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals when we make one choice over another...
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May 14, 2015  Some are calling it "The Incredible Shrinking Summit." President Obama is hosting some Persian Gulf leaders at Camp David. He'd invited some others - but they decided not to come, including Saudi Arabia's King Salman...
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May 14, 2015  Ever heard of Barro Colorado? Unless you're a biologist or you work at the Smithsonian, probably not. Turns out it's quite an amazing place - kind of a giant living research lab. CBS News Correspondent Major Garrett paid a visit...
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May 14, 2015  Nature does some very cool, sometimes scary things. But a phenomenon called "calving" is very cool - and for some scientists, very scary. It involves ice - and lots of it. And the likely culprit? Climate change, they say...
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May 14, 2015  You ever hear the phrase "It's in his - or her - DNA..."? It suggests something that's determined by our very genetic makeup. But, maybe we need to come up with a new phrase. A new study suggests our DNA changes with the seasons...
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May 13, 2015  It's been said that British leader Winston Churchill enlisted words in World War II, then sent them off to do battle. Today in 1940, three days after becoming Prime Minister, he used some of the most stirring words the world's ever heard...
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May 13, 2015  If you're looking for a job that pays very well, here's one: Anesthesiologist. Their median salary is 277,000 dollars a year. But, you'd better move fast - a new machine may make their jobs obsolete. Meet Dr. Sedasys...
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May 13, 2015  OK, let's just get this out of the way: Panda cubs are the cutest things ever created in the universe. Don't even try to argue with me. Although, newborn kittens... No, wait - Panda cubs, period. Such as Bao Bao at the National Zoo...
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May 13, 2015  It's a prestigious thing for a community to host a presidential library, which is why there was so much discussion about where Barack Obama wanted his to go. Chicago finally got the nod - he says living there was an important part of his life...
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May 12, 2015  To say that relations between Washington and Moscow haven't been very warm and friendly lately is an understatement. Russian President Putin and Secretary of State Kerry are meeting about what's become a mostly frozen situation...
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May 12, 2015  Spring is a lovely season, of course - but if you suffer from allergies, you spend a lot of time looking at it through watery eyes. This is pollen season - and this pollen season is worse than most in many places. The perfect pollen season storm...
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May 12, 2015  Thomas Edison loved to play with sound. His phonograph was a big hit. His 1890 talking dolls were not. They were made with fragile wax cylinders inside. When you turned the crank on the dolls' backs, you would hear...
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May 12, 2015  Some devoted fans say it's like losing a loved one. Fox has decided to pull the plug on "American Idol" after 15 seasons, which is pretty much an eternity in the TV universe. So why is "Idol" ending? Easy - the ratings have taken a nosedive...
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May 11, 2015  Bugs are crafty little critters. They can be quite resourceful in dodging - or even fending off - their would-be predators. One example is "The Bombardier Beetle" - a type of ground beetle that's found all over the world...
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May 11, 2015  For years, video game enthusiasts have yearned for something that would enable them to control a game's "avatar" with their own bodies. Sounds simple enough, but actually developing such a device has proved to be very complicated...
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May 11, 2015  Microtia is a congenital condition where the external ear is underdeveloped. The traditional way to correct the problem is a very long and drawn-out ordeal, but there's a procedure that may only require one operation...
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May 11, 2015  Lisa Miccolis loves her cafe in Philadelphia, but it's not just the caffeine that perks her up. She thought of an idea to help young people who need to make the transition out of foster care. Many lack the support to make it on their own...
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May 8, 2015  Bats are amazing as they make hairpin turns at top speeds, swooping in from nowhere to snatch a bug in mid-air. We can learn a lot from these little aces of the air. Researchers think bats have a super sense of touch...
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May 8, 2015  It's no secret that sitting around for long periods of time is not good for you, but the problem for many of us is that our jobs require us to sit around a lot. But experts say there's a way to help us stay in shape - and keep working...
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May 8, 2015  A sting from an insect can be painful. But for a scientist in Arizona, getting stung is a bit of a thrill. Dr. Justin Schmidt is an entomologist who's been cataloging the pain and agony of certain insect stings for more than thirty years now...
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May 8, 2015  Our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman introduced us to Charles Clark, a custodian at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. It isn't exactly the most important job in the America - but don't tell that to Clarke. He says...
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May 7, 2015  In the distilled spirits business, you know what's really booming right now? Whiskey. You know what kind of whiskey? The kind made in the good old U.S.A. - bourbon and rye. A case in point - so to speak - can be found in Brooklyn, New York...
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May 7, 2015  In the late 1970's, a minor league pitcher named Rob Nelson came up with one of the most recognized bubble gum brands in America: Big League Chew. This gum was a home run from the start, says our CBS News colleague David Begnaud...
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May 7, 2015  Do you think there's life on other planets? Well, that is a question that we're always trying to answer, of course. But there's another question, too: If there is life "out there," what would it look like?
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May 7, 2015  An engineer in Poland has developed a robot that can not only help diagnose muscle damage, but can also customize physical therapy programs that are both effective and entertaining. It is called "Luna" - and its creator is Michal Mikulski...
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May 6, 2015  When things go wrong, they cause more things to go wrong. And in parts of California, as our CBS News colleague Teri Okita tells us, the long drought has produced an infestation of bark beetles, preying on the pines...
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May 6, 2015  Good ideas are plentiful - but most of the time, nothing happens, because people don't have the money to make it happen. But six years ago, somebody had a great idea for kickstarting other people's ventures, known as Kickstarter...
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May 6, 2015  You might think that there just couldn't be any room in a big city for keeping bees - even when it's warm enough. But the idea has been tried on rooftops in some cities. And, there's a special type of beehive that works much like a tap...
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May 6, 2015  Bicycles are a great way to around - but they can also be dangerous, especially while they're moving through traffic. There's a smart bicycle that uses sensors, wireless technology and video to warn riders of the traffic hazards around them...
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May 5, 2015  There's a book filled with insights about Wilbur and Orville, the Brothers Wright - the men who gave the world powered flight. It's by David McCullough - and the other day, our CBS News colleague Rita Braver asked him...
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May 5, 2015  The story that David McCullough tells in his new book "The Wright Brothers" is not only about Wilbur and Orville Wright - but their sister Katharine, too. The payoff came on December 17th, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina...
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May 5, 2015  There was once a TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" - about an astronaut who was fitted with bionic implants after an accident. Now, a doctor in Austria is using bionic technology to help people who have lost the use of their hands...
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May 5, 2015  From London comes word that treatment for cancer will be personalized with tailor-made 3D "phantom tumors" and "phantom organs" that are the exact size and shape of the patient's own to adjust to the dosage of radiation...
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May 4, 2015  Our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman told us about a man named Bryan Henderson, who is concerned about the misuse of the phrase "comprised of" - as in, an ax is "comprised of" a handle and a head. Apparently, it's supposed to be "composed of."
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May 4, 2015  In the United States, fewer than one percent of venomous snake bites are fatal. But in Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 30 percent of them are. Dr. Robert Harrison is the head of venom research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine...
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May 4, 2015  All that glitters is not gold. At least that is what we're told. Another thing we're told is true is that who we are is what we do. Our careers over the years - all that time making a living - can't help but affect, if not define, our lives...
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May 4, 2015  For ages, people have been using stitches to sew up wounds. The materials and procedures used have evolved over time, but the binding of body tissue with needle and thread might be one of the oldest medical concepts still in use today...
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May 1, 2015  Webcams and baby monitors are commonplace now - not expensive, convenient and giving people a greater sense of home security and assurance about keeping an eye on the baby all through the night. But there is a downside: hackers...
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May 1, 2015  We've told you about office desks you stand at, rather than sit at, all day. But what about school desks? Sitting down for too long can be a problem at any age - and that's true in the classroom, says Dr. Mark Benden...
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May 1, 2015  Being out in the sun is good for you, but being out in the sun for too long is not. How do you know when you have had the right amount of sun? Well, in Britain, there's now a device that can tell you. It is called "Solitair"...
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May 1, 2015  If you're a commuter, you know what rush hour can be like: traffic. No fun for anyone. And the more traffic there is, the more stress for commuters. But there is idea that just might help - and that's "virtual traffic lights"...
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Apr 30, 2015  It was forty years ago today that America's terribly long and costly war in Vietnam ended with the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Some Americans who fought in that war went back to Vietnam recently...
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Apr 30, 2015  On our earlier broadcast, our CBS News colleague Barry Petersen joined some Vietnam War veterans who went back there to mark the fall of Saigon - and to share their experiences on a tour of the battlefields of that war...
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Apr 30, 2015  The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday - "The Run for the Roses" in horse racing. Learning to race a horse takes great skill, because a jockey needs experience to develop the technique for stability while racing at high speed...
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Apr 30, 2015  One challenge in the fight against ISIS has been keeping young people in the Western World from joining it. This problem's especially bad in Britain, and the authorities there seem stumped about what to do. But one man knows what to do...
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Apr 29, 2015  From the Sequoias in California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington to the Everglades of Florida, the National Park Service has been stewards of these magnificent landscapes and monuments for nearly 100 years...
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Apr 29, 2015  For kids with a chronic illness, having to be stuck in a hospital room - sometimes, for weeks at a time - is terrible. Especially for an inventive girl like the one at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville: 14-year-old Daelyn James...
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Apr 29, 2015  Technology is helping in new ways all the time. Our CBS News colleague John Blackstone went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where some state-of-the-art robots are giving tours to people who can't make it to the museum themselves...
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Apr 29, 2015  Leather looks nice and feels nice, but a lot of people don't realize that it's actually quite dirty to make. After the tanning process that produces leather, manufacturers are left with a large amount of a toxic sludge...
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Apr 28, 2015  Supporters and opponents of gay marriage are wondering what the Supreme Court justices will decide. They're hearing arguments on some important cases about whether same-sex couples can or can't marry
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Apr 28, 2015  You've heard this from the experts: If we humans are going to survive, someday we're going to have to leave the Earth because the Earth won't be around forever
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Apr 28, 2015  In the early days of photography, it took several minutes to make an exposure - which is why the people in those photos usually look so stiff. How about holding a pose for a thousand years?
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Apr 28, 2015  Jewelry can be expensive. Some people have a lot of it to go with their various outfits. How about if you could buy ONE piece of jewelry that could change its appearance every day for the rest of your life?
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Apr 27, 2015  What's it feel like when you think you're going to die? Because of a devastating earthquake, a lot of people in Nepal now know.
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Apr 27, 2015  This week, we're marking the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. For many, the war IS over - but on the ground in Vietnam, it's still killing people
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Apr 27, 2015  A lot of us don't like flying anymore. Yves Rossy isn't like that. He LOVES to fly. Mostly because he has his own jet. He wears it on his back
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Apr 27, 2015  Political events can be noisy. It's pretty frenetic. Which is why Adam Dant is attracting attention in Britain
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Apr 24, 2015  Although the US Geologic Survey does not include small tremors caused by oil drilling in its hazard maps, used for building codes and insurance purposes
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Apr 24, 2015  When Maya Angelou died last May, she was working on a hip-hop video of her poem "Harlem Hopscotch"
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Apr 24, 2015  These days, many of us hold Congress in what you might call "minimum high regard." But there is one institution which Congress created more than two centuries ago that draws all kinds of praise.
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Apr 24, 2015  Few things are as vital as getting a good night's sleep. But for some of us, getting some shuteye can be hard to come by. More than one out of five Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder.
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Apr 23, 2015  Some cancers can be caused by gene mutations, that can be tested for. But the tests have been very expensive
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Apr 23, 2015  Some of us say we have tin ears - we can't tell a beautiful melody from sheer noise...
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Apr 23, 2015  School isn't always easy for kids, and it's not always easy for the teacher either
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Apr 23, 2015  Wine tasting - on the professional level, anyway - is a complex and involved discipline
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Apr 22, 2015  One of the problems with treating cancer with chemotherapy is that, despite all the different cancer drugs available, it's tough to know which ones will work in a particular case
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Apr 22, 2015  You probably don't have synesthesia, hearing colors and seeing sound, among other fascinating abilities
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Apr 22, 2015  Every parent who has more than one child knows that no two are the same
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Apr 22, 2015  Many of us are not very fond of rats, to say the least. Here in New York, for example, some of the rats that we see scurrying along the subway late at night appear to be quite large, indeed.
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Apr 21, 2015  In baseball, football, golf or tennis, it's not what you do but the way that you do it that makes the difference.
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Apr 21, 2015  The Germanwings airline crash found to have been intentionally caused by the co-pilot has led some to wonder if we're better off flying in planes without pilots.
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Apr 21, 2015  There's been a special relationship, however, between the British and their gin that dates back to the 1700's.
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Apr 21, 2015  Suppose you're a handsome young male mouse and you'd like to attract a nice female mouse so the two of you can make MORE mice! How would you do that?
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Apr 20, 2015  If you've ever wanted to build your own robot, but don't think you're good enough at programming or engineering, you might be in luck.
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Apr 20, 2015  Modern technology allows us to accomplish more things in less time than we ever could before. But sometimes, the very things that allow us to get more done can become serious distractions
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Apr 20, 2015  Today is the fifth anniversary of one of the worst ecological disasters in history...
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Apr 20, 2015  Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. The bandleader and trumpeter - who used his cheeks as bagpipes, in a way - was a role model for many artists on and off the stage
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