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The mood of cyberspace has been probed by researchers who have found that Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008, was the happiest day in the past four years among 2.3 million bloggers, while the day Michael Jackson died was one of their unhappiest...
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Orbo Novo, a highly anticipated ballet, premiered in Boston this month. The contemporary dance, designed by esteemed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, is giving audiences a glimpse into the two hemispheres of the brain...
Last night at a packed bar in New York City, Donald Johanson—the paleoanthropologist who discovered Lucy, the world’s most celebrated human ancestor—took swipes at detractors who claim her bones should not be on public display...
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This particular meow mix—an embedding of her cat’s high-frequency natural cry within a more pleasant, low-frequency purr—often awakens Karen McComb, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Sussex in the U.K...
Kim Jong-il, the eccentric 67 year-old North Korean tyrant who has lived a life of excess as his people starved, is reportedly suffering from pancreatic cancer.
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