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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.
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Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.
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'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."
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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.
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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.
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The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.
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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.
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How To Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong

In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence.
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Exclusive First Read: Colson Whitehead's 'The Noble Hustle'

Colson Whitehead's account of his anhedonic adventures at the World Series of Poker is tough and tasty — like a good piece of beef jerky.
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Not Just Eating Bugs For Money! A Story Of 'Survivor' And Strategy

What's the actual appeal of Survivor for people who have been watching it for almost 15 years, through what will soon be 30 seasons? Believe it or not: strategy.

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