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WATCH: Octopuses Appear To Take Up Arms As Submarine Warfare Escalates

Sunday, August 30, 2015

An Australian bay has gotten a bit too crowded for the local octopuses, who have been fighting and bullying each other. They now appear to be hurling shells as weapons — and there's video evidence.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.

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Small Shocks Help Enormous Birds Learn To Avoid Power Lines

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With wingspans over 9 feet long, California condors are so big that they're at risk for electrocution when they fly into or land on power poles. One San Diego program seeks to change this behavior.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"We wanted to be a part of the healing process of the city and of the people," Bridgewater says. Her new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music.

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.

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What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.

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German Filmmaker Wim Wenders Sums Up His Work In One Word

Sunday, August 30, 2015

That word is "searchers." Wenders says, "If you look at the history of filmmaking, most great filmmakers actually were working on one story for all their lives."

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Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Danish musician Amalie Bruun grew up playing classical piano and violin — but her passion is black metal. She discusses her debut album, M, parts of which were made in a real mausoleum.

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Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

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'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

Friday, August 28, 2015

Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

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'It's Fun To Get A Little Deeper': Carly Rae Jepsen Walks The Pop-Star Tightrope

Thursday, August 27, 2015

When you have a hit like "Call Me Maybe," there's no escaping the pressure to follow strong. Jepsen says the moody shimmer of her new LP, Emotion, emerged only after she'd written more than 200 songs.

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From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey's Year Speaks For Itself

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The fighter has won her last three title bouts in under a minute, published a popular memoir and starred in two blockbuster films. All in a year's work for one of the most dominant athletes alive.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown' By Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Return to the Discworld one more time in the late author's last novel, about young witch Tiffany Aching. Tiffany faced down the Queen of the Elves in her first adventure — but now the queen is back.

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Yo La Tengo: 'When We Let The World In, It Can Be So Profound'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The New Jersey band's members say their longevity comes from not projecting ideas onto themselves. Their new album, Stuff Like That There, features covers and reworked songs.

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Don't Panic About Stocks. It's Not 2008 All Over Again, Economist Says

Monday, August 24, 2015

Unlike 2008, the current turmoil didn't originate in the U.S., economist Austan Goolsbee notes. And this time, the economy is growing, banks aren't in danger and there's no credit crunch, he says.

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