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Fingertips To Hair Follicles: Why 'Touch' Triggers Pleasure And Pain

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:42pm

In his latest book, neuroscientist David Linden explains the science of touch. He tells Fresh Air how pain protects, why fingertips are so sensitive and why you can't read Braille with your genitals.

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Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring 'Mockingbird' Hero

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:50am

More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.

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'Karen Memory' Builds Up A Good Head Of Steam

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:07am

Elizabeth Bear's new novel makes thoughtful use of steampunk elements in a lively tale of brothel inhabitants defending their house against a rival — and in the process uncovering a political plot.

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