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Myth, Fantasy And Sci-Fi Dovetail In 'Archivist Wasp'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:03pm

Nicole Kornher-Stace's new novel follows Wasp, an Archivist tasked with hunting ghosts to scavenge information about the past for her primitive postapocalyptic society — where all is not as it seems.

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Nokia's Map Service 'Here' Sparks Global Bidding War

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:52am

Big technology firms, including Facebook and Uber, may be looking to reduce reliance on Google Maps.

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2015 Rankings List Most 'Bicycle Friendly' U.S. States

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:45am

The League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no American state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.

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Rhode Island Singer Records Album After Her Husband, Bandmate Dies

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:40am

MorganEve Swain of the band Brown Bird completed the album "Axis Mundi" after her musical partner Dave Lamb died from cancer.

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The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:33am

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.

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Madison Waits To Hear Whether Officer Will Face Charges For March Shooting

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:33am

A prosecutor is expected to announce whether Officer Matt Kenny will be criminally charged in the death of an unarmed biracial 19-year-old.

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A Puffin Colony's 40-Year Journey Back To Maine

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:20am

The birds disappeared from Egg Rock around 1885. It took decades, but Stephen Kress brought them back.

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Black Widow, Scarce Resources And High-Stakes Stories

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:14am

While there are certainly issues with the Black Widow story in the new Avengers film, we don't just need to get to exactly the right one female Avenger. We need more than one female Avenger.

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Kerry Meets With Putin About Ukraine, Syria

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:12am

It's Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began and U.S.-Russia relations plummeted.

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A Report Card On Global Cooperation: Decent On Iran, Lousy In Syria

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:13am

The international pressure on Iran's nuclear program was one of the rare examples of global cooperation in the past year. On most issues, like the war in Syria, the global community came up short.

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Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:06am

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

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Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:33am

The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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LÁ-BAS, 'Automaton'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:30am

The brash dance sounds of LÁ-BAS are set within a surreal, futuristic dance club that's part Metropolis and part Pee Wee's Playhouse in a new video.

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A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:08am

Brittany Packnett calls for change in the street and in the classroom.

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The Artistry Fails In 'Trompe L'Oeil'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:03am

Even talented artists have trouble creating the illusions known as "trompe l'oeil." Critic Michael Schaub says Nancy Reisman's tragic new novel of the same name never jumps into three dimensions.

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