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How A Bird Inspired Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3 hours 12 min ago

In order to explore the relationship between the composer and the starling he adopted, author and naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt adopted one of her own.

Michael Jackson's Gravity-Defying Lean Continues To Fascinate

3 hours 14 min ago

It turns out the 45-degree tilt seen in the "Smooth Criminal" video is a mix of illusion, science and some serious athleticism.

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Woman Sues R. Kelly In New York Alleging Sexual Battery And False Imprisonment

3 hours 14 min ago

A lawyer for the 20-year-old woman, Faith A. Rodgers, says that she is the same person who filed a criminal complaint against the R&B singer in Dallas.

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Meet The U.S. Military Dogs Being Honored For Their Service Overseas

3 hours 19 min ago

Four K-9 veterans — Jag, Taba, Summer and Taker — are being honored on Capitol Hill on Monday for their service alongside American troops.

Maybe You Don't Know Data-Mining Giant Palantir. But It Might Know You

3 hours 32 min ago

Founded in 2004 by libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel, Palantir got its start aggregating massive amounts of information for the CIA's efforts in the war on terror.

Watch: Mark Zuckerberg Speaks To European Union Parliament

3 hours 34 min ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with European Union Parliament members on Tuesday to discuss allegations that the personal data of European Facebook users was misused.

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'Very Dynamic Situation' As Kilauea Lava Inches Closer To Geothermal Plant

3 hours 41 min ago

Workers have been rushing to shut the plant down.

DOJ Asks Inspector General To Investigate White House Claims Of Campaign Surveillance

3 hours 46 min ago

President Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday.

Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

4 hours 6 min ago

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.

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Arrests Of Saudi Women's Rights Activists 'Point To The Limits Of Change'

4 hours 24 min ago

The arrested women "could have been powerful ambassadors for the new Saudi Arabia. Instead, they are being branded as traitors," says Kristian Ulrichsen of Rice University.

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Amid Lawsuits And Circling Feds, Stone Rejects What He Calls Scheme To Silence Him

4 hours 25 min ago

Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone says he's ready for an indictment but congressional and Justice Department investigators won't find any wrongdoing.

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Progressive Fights, More Women On The Ballot In Tuesday's Primary Contests

4 hours 51 min ago

A Texas House runoff has become ground zero for Democrats' fight between progressives and centrists, while two Democratic women are taking different approaches in their race for Georgia governor.

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Tricot Splatters Paint Onto Brightly-Colored 'Potage'

5 hours 22 min ago

The Japanese band's brilliantly colored math-rock is meticulously painted in a video by director Yasuyuki Yamaguchi.

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Artist Robert Indiana Dies At 89: The Story Behind 'LOVE'

5 hours 30 min ago

Fifty years ago, his LOVE painting made Robert Indiana a worldwide sensation. But for the artist, the work also had an intensely personal meaning.

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Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

5 hours 51 min ago

American police have been reluctant to use systems that can scan live video for the faces of "persons of interest." Amazon wants to change that with a cheaper, cloud-based version of the technology.

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On 'Big Train,' Pllush Ponders The Difference Between Loneliness And Being Alone

5 hours 51 min ago

The San Francisco band formerly known as Plush has written a soundtrack for a breakup's aftermath from its forthcoming album Stranger to the Pain.

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Lays Out List Of Demands For Iran

8 hours 31 min ago

The Trump administration has delivered a message to Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Hook, director of policy planning at the State Department, about the path forward in U.S.-Iran relations.

10 Dead From Nipah Virus In Southern India

8 hours 42 min ago

The disease, first seen in 1998 in Malaysia, has a particularly high mortality rate. Bats are suspected to have transmitted the virus in the most recent outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala.

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Murder Is Minimal In Spooky 'Sabrina'

8 hours 52 min ago

Graphic novelist Nick Drnaso's new book chronicles the aftermath of a murder in tightly-controlled, almost miserly panels that still manage to convey the horror of a senseless killing.

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Residents Of Lake Worth, Fla., Are Warned About Zombies

9 hours 8 min ago

During a power outage Sunday, a local alert system texted residents with an advisory blaming the outage on "extreme zombie activity." The prank is being investigated.

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