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Can You Smile Your Way To Success?

Smile! It just might make you a success. Ron Gutman says your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being.
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Success

Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status. But can we define success in another way — one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think. In this hour, TED speakers share ideas for what makes us successful.
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Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

Using special eye-tracking cameras, researchers at the University of Rochester found that many people can perceive their own bodies moving, even in total darkness. Our minds instinctively fill in some images when there aren't any real ones to see.
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The Tail's The Tell: Dog Wags Can Mean Friend Or Foe

Is that a left wag or a right wag? Scientists have previously shown that dogs tend to wag their tails to their right side when they see something friendly, like their owners. But a new study shows that other dogs can actually pick up on these emotional cues.
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Are Farm Veterinarians Pushing Too Many Antibiotics?

When it comes to antibiotics on the farm, it's not always a win-win. And when there's a fight, veterinarians are right in the middle of it, pushed back and forth by conflicting loyalties.
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Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'

Consumers in search of novelty are turning to once-obscure grains like quinoa, spelt and sorghum. But sorghum's great virtue for farmers is the fact that it can thrive with so little water.
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Boldly Going In Search Of... The USS Enterprise

One of the most iconic spacecraft in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is tucked away in a basement gift shop.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

From the environment to school lunches to a local campaign designed to get us dancing in our underwear, we'll bring you an eclectic array of stories on this week's "Wild Cards" show.

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AIDS Scientists Encouraged By Antibodies That Hit Monkey Virus

A monkey virus that's a stand-in for HIV plummeted to undetectable levels when animals got potent antibodies of a type recently discovered in some humans. A single antibody injection was enough to do the job.
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A Scientific Tour Of The Mysterious 'Dark Universe'

Just in time for Halloween, David Greene talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the mysterious "Dark Universe" that surrounds us.

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