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In The World's 'Sixth Extinction' Are Humans The Asteroid?

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction and this time, human activity is the culprit.
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Weekly Un-Innovation: There's Nothing To See Here

Forget high-tech gadgets that are supposed to make your life easier. Today, we're writing about ... Nothing. Pim de Graaff, a copywriter from Amsterdam, creates handmade black wooden blocks called Nothing to remind you that you already have enough stuff.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, February 12

This week you can see two shows that invite audiences to laugh and cry about that funny thing called "love."

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may actually fend off weight gain. Experts say it may be time to revisit the assumption that when it comes to dairy, fat free is always best.
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At Last, New York Fashion Week Brings 'Good News For Real People'

Wearing oversized sweaters, sensible shoes and loose-fitting suits, the models on the runway this year look downright comfortable. New York Times Style Magazine editor in chief Deborah Needleman says these styles are "much more about comfort" than they have been in the past.
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In Photos: Moroccan Motorcycle Mashup

Photographer Hassan Hajjaj's "Kesh Angels" share a similar name to Hell's Angels. But they're not a gang. They're Moroccan. And women. And really colorful.
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Thank You, Shirley Temple, For The Original 'Mocktail'

Generations of children have been charmed by Shirley Temple onscreen, and in a glass. The drink that bears her name, it seems, has a shelf life as long as her movies.
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After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

The tipped minimum wage has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991, but legislation before Congress could finally change that. The restaurant industry says that will cost jobs and drive away diners. But in states where servers, bartenders and other tipped workers already make more than the federal minimum wage, restaurants haven't been hurting.
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Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

In his new book, Dr. Kevin Fong explores how humans survive extremes of heat, cold, outer space and deep sea. "We're still exploring the human body and what medicine can do in the same way that the great explorers of the 20th century and every age before them explored the world," he says.
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Nigerian-American Writer Teju Cole Shares His Personal Playlist

Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole is as well-known for his creative Twitter feed as he is for his works of fiction like Open City. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear," series, he shares his music playlist.

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