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Peering Into Rembrandt's Eyes

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:26am

Commentator Alva Noë weighs in on the Late Rembrandt exhibit at the Rijksmuseum — and what he took away from some of the artist's portraits.

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Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months To Determine Cause Of Calif. Spill

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:04am

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.

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Top Stories: Irish Vote On Same-Sex Unions; New ISIS Attack

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:25am

Also: Relief officials say Nigerian civilians attacked by militants need aid; cleanup continues in a California oil spill; and the finals in the Eurovision Song Contest are tomorrow night.

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How Could Technology Change The Way We Evolve?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?

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How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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Can Aging Be Cured?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.

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Is Aging Really So Bad?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Author Isabel Allende is in her 70's. She's got a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective, too. She says she plans to keep on living passionately as long as she can.

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What Are The Secrets of Centenarians?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.

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Islamic State Reportedly Seizes Last Syria-Iraq Border Crossing

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:04am

The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.

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Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:03am

Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.

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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:03am

If you couldn't make it to one of Alt.Latino's favorite Latin music festivals, don't sweat it: Here's music from the show tha we recorded live.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:03am

This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece.

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:03am

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.

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All Songs +1: 'Epic' Jazz From Kamasi Washington

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:03am

For this week's All Songs +1 podcast, Patrick Jarenwattananon swings by to discuss jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his new album, The Epic.

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How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:36am

A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

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CBS Trashes David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:18am

The day after Letterman said goodbye, the late-night set was dismantled. The dumpster outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater was soon over flowing. Fans were quick to dive in for relics.

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Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:15am

Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominately Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.

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Stuffed Tiger, Camera-Stealing Elephant Get Attention

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:11am

Police in Washington responded to a call about a Bengal tiger — turns out it was a stuffed animal. In Thailand, an elephant grabbed a tourist's camera. Instead of a selfie, can we call it an elfie?

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Listen To This: Whales Can't Hear Over Our Noise

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 5:38am

It can be hard for humans to see all the noise we're making — and what it's doing to the world. But for whales sound is how they navigate the ocean and our invisible noise is blinding them.

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Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:01am

Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?

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