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Meet Your Mind: Extraordinary Mind

 Certain brain disorders can lead to remarkable insights. We'll peer into the world of autistic savants and dyslexics. Plus, we'll contemplate our future, when our brains could merge with tiny, embedded computers. Also, one of the most fascinating investigations of consciousness: Stanislav Grof's pioneering study of LSD.

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5 Under-The-Radar Reads From Librarian Nancy Pearl

Pearl shares the books she loved this year that you might not have heard of. Her list includes a Hollywood satire, two thrillers, a young adult novel and a nonfiction book about World War I.
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What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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