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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.
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Richard III: Not Such A Bad Guy After All?

Archaeologist Mike Pitts' new book, Digging for Richard III, recounts the search for the king's skeleton — and sheds new light on a ruler who's often seen as one of history's great villains.
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Imagining Lives That Might Have Happened In 'End Of Days'

German author Jenny Erpenbeck's new novel grapples with the classic question: What if? What if one choice, one event goes differently, and the whole course of your life changes?
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McDonald's Enlists 'Mythbusters' Host To Explain Its Contents

Facing declining sales and rumors about quality, McDonalds has launched a social media campaign focused on the public's questions about its food. But is it a case of too much information?
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How Catchy Songs Lodge Their Hooks In Your Ears

"Wannabe," by the Spice Girls, is the catchiest song in the U.K., according to a new study. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ashley Burgoyne, a computational musicologist from the University of Amsterdam.
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Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

International jewel thief Doris Payne, now 84, has a criminal history that dates back to the 1950s. A new documentary tells her story and goes inside one of her more recent trials.
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Not My Job: 'Elementary, My Dear (Dale) Watson'

Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! is in Austin this week, and so we've invited country singer Dale Watson to play our quiz. We'll ask him three questions about Sherlock Holmes.
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New Stephen Hawking Biopic Explores Love, Not Science

The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, focuses on the theoretical physicist's relationship with his wife more than his professional accomplishments.
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New York Exhibitions Dance With Death Through Victorian Mourning Culture

Bereavement fashion, post-mortem photography and floral hair wreaths are just some of what you'll find at the Met's "Death Becomes Her" and the Morbid Anatomy Museum's "Art of Mourning."
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McCain's 'Soldiers:' 13 Ordinary People Transformed By Battle

In his new book, Sen. John McCain tells the stories of 13 U.S. soldiers in wars from the Revolution to Iraq. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the senator about his book, Thirteen Soldiers.

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