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Nadine Burke Harris: How Does Trauma Affect A Child's DNA?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:05am

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris found an unsettling trend when examining patients at her clinic: trauma. She found that adversity can change a child's biology and result in severe health outcomes.

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Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:05am

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present.

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One Montreal Festival's Dedication To Sound Throws The Rest In Sharp Relief

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:00am

Montreal's MUTEK electronic music festival is far more dedicated than most to maintaining the highest fidelity towards both artistic intent and immersive sonics. If only it were so everywhere.

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MTV Plots A Comeback As The VMAs Bring A Moment Of Relevance

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:00am

Previewing the 2017 Video Music Awards — which remain MTV's biggest event of the year — and other ways the network hopes to lead the cultural conversation.

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President Trump Turns Up The Volume On Political Attacks

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:53am

The attacks against members of his party followed strong bipartisan criticism he faced after his reaction to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. He also kept up attacks on the media.

Trump Administration's Plan To Reduce Protected Land Size Criticized

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:52am

National monuments include vast areas of land that the White House can designate for special protection. David Greene talks to former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who served under President Obama.

Thailand's Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Is Now A Fugitive

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:46am

The dramatic twist by Yingluck Shinawatra comes after many in Thailand had been anticipating Friday's court verdict hearing — and a potential prison sentence for the ousted leader.

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Floyd Mayweather And Justin Bieber Are On The Outs

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:15am

The friendship between the boxer and the singer reportedly is done. Floyd Mayweather owns a strip club, and Justin Bieber was apparently advised by his church to steer clear.

Former Village Voice Editors And Writers Remember Its Outsized Impact On Music

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:00am

The Village Voice announced it would be ending its era of print — here, 11 former music editors and writers remember their time within its prickly, hallowed halls.

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Girlfriends In Washington State Are Literally Stuck Together

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:43am

Police say every time a woman with an outstanding warrant tries to turn herself in, her girlfriend is by her side. A counselor glued their pinkies together to see if they could make it as a couple.




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