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Mugged By Sound, Rescued By A Waitress

You walk into a room. There are people there, cars outside, dogs, phones ring, the radio is on, somebody coughs; […]

A Peek Inside Rappers’ Brains Shows Roots Of Improvisation

Some rappers have an impressive ability to make up lyrics on the fly, in a style known as freestyle rap. […]

Reading ‘Maxim’ Can Make You A Target For Thieves

Some time ago, a man wearing jeans, cowboy boots and a hoodie drove a dirty Ford Explorer into a carwash […]

Adventurous Eating Helped Human Ancestors Boost Odds Of Survival

Picture, if you can, a prehistoric Bobby Flay — an inventive 3 million-year-old version of the Food Network star chef. […]

Death, But Softly

It was 1569, or maybe early 1570, when it happened: A young French gentleman was out for a ride with […]

Finnish Underwater Ice Fishing Mystery Finally Solved

I’m going to take you somewhere, but before I do, I should warn you that there’s something not quite right […]

Mathematically Challenging Bagels

Surgically, this will be complicated. Mathematically, it will be elegant. What we are going to do is take an ordinary […]

The Beatles’ Surprising Contribution To Brain Science

The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps us remember music, scientists say. When we listen to a […]

When You’re Visited By A Copy Of Yourself, Stay Calm

You know Carl Linnaeus, right? The great Swedish naturalist who categorized plants and animals in the 1750s? He was a […]

Norfolk, Va., Puts Flooding Survival Plan To The Test

Superstorm Sandy got officials in New York and New Jersey talking about how to prevent flooding in a time of […]

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