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New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies

This is a big moment for the deaf, many of whom haven't been to the movies in a long time. The new glasses display closed captions just for the wearer, and they're headed for 6,000 theaters across the country.
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He Didn't Just Call His Mother, He Made Her A Star

Filmmaker Josh Seftel thought starting a Web series with his mom could bring them closer together. Amazingly, it did. In My Mom on Movies, they take on the big topics in the entertainment and pop culture world.
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Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

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Hello....Is There Anybody Out There?

The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute's Jill Tarter has spent decades searching for the signals that would tell us we aren't alone in the cosmos. Tarter discusses the hunt, and what the presence of intelligent life elsewhere might tell us about our own future on Earth.
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Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook

Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.
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Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other

The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending? Google's recent investment in Lending Club has raised the profile of peer-to-peer lending, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the conventional banking system.
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What We Can Learn From The Viral Spotlight On Charles Ramsey

A compelling television interview with Charles Ramsey, who helped save three women held in captivity in Cleveland, quickly became an online meme in the vein of Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown. Slate's Aisha Harris and Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post discuss what Harris has called the viral trend of the "hilarious black neighbor."
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Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.

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