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The Good Listener: Parents Just Don't Understand?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:54am

Thoughts on a timeless question: "How do you get your parents to respect the music of today?"

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:23am

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:20am

The plotting in Mitchell's new novel isn't quite as complex as in previous works, but it takes an abrupt turn into dystopian fantasy towards the end. "It's what the book wanted to be," he tells NPR.

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