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Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Deep in the Congolese rain forest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.
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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.
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A Nun Inspired By Warhol: The Forgotten Pop Art Of Sister Corita Kent

Kent's work, which included the U.S. Postal Service's popular "love" stamp, had a lasting influence. But today her story seems to have fallen through the cracks of art history.
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And The Moral Of The Story Is ... Kids Don't Always Understand The Moral

"Research among U.S. populations of kids indicates that this ability to articulate a moral theme develops fairly slowly, emerging only around age 9 or 10," says researcher Seeta Pai.
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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.
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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.
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Why I Asked Tina Fey About 'Charlie Hebdo' At The TV Critics Press Tour

At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.
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In 'Partisan Divide,' Former Congressmen Look For Answers

Robert Siegel speaks with former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, co-authors of the new book The Partisan Divide, about the new Congress and how political differences might be bridged.
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The Sounds, Space And Spirit Of 'Selma': A Director's Take

Ava DuVernay's new film dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history. She says she wanted to "elevate [Selma] from a page in your history book and really just get it ... into your DNA."
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Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.

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