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Exhibit Recreates Cacophony Of 1920s New York City

The soundtrack 1920s may be jazz, but the actual sounds of New York City in the Jazz Age were more than just music. The city was an incredibly noisy place filled with everything from street peddlers and preachers shouting to grab a crowd's attention to peeling church bells and tugboats' warning horns cutting through the New York Harbor fog. Princeton history professor Emily Thompson and web developer Scott Mahoy used noise complaints and old news reels to find the authentic sounds of the city, and cobbled them together into an interactive, explorable site called, aptly, The Roaring Twenties.

Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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