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11:03am

Thu June 21, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

For Summer's First Full Day: The Science Of Skin Color And Vitamin D

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 10:30 am

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During a TED talk in 2009, anthropologist Nina Jablonski told her audience, "You have the evolution of the history of our species, part of it, written in your skin. Understand it, appreciate it, celebrate it. You are the products of evolution."

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11:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Red Moon Rising

Chinese soldiers guard the perimeter of the Jiuquan space base, in north China's Gansu province on June 15, the eve of the launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. China has said it is committed to putting an astronaut on the moon by 2020.
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John Hickman is a professor of government and international studies at Berry College.

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10:57am

Thu June 21, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

How Do You Encourage Your Kid Without Being A Crazy Stage Parent?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:44 pm

If your child's happy and she knows it, then her practice time will surely show it.
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All this week, we've been exploring ways to encourage kids' enthusiasm in learning music, from picking an instrument to finding a teacher to practicin

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10:54am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Salt

Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 12:19 pm

A promotional image for Let's Pizza.
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10:35am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Great Balls Of Fire - Apparent Meteor Grounds Firefighting Planes In Colorado

A plane drops fire retardant in LaPlata County, near Durango, Colo.
Nathan Bilow AP

Firefighting planes got a surprise in central Colorado yesterday - witnesses reported apparent meteors near the blaze burning west of Colorado Springs.

The quaint term used for the witness observation is "sky sightings", according to AP.

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10:28am

Thu June 21, 2012
Space

A Final Voyage, Into The Wild Black Yonder

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 4:16 pm

An artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecrafts, which launched in 1977.
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When Voyager I and II left Earth, Jimmy Carter was president, platform shoes were all the rage and moviegoers were still discovering a summer blockbuster called Star Wars.

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9:44am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

The Nation: In Egypt, A President Without Power

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute.

Last week's presidential elections in Egypt were supposed to mark the final step in what has been an arduous transition from military rule to an elected civilian government. Instead, sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising calling for freedom and social justice, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has assumed near-full control of all of the key branches of state.

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9:43am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

New Republic: No Second Go At Egyptian Revolution

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
Marwan Naamani AFP/Getty Images

Eric Trager is the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

On Wednesday night, thousands of demonstrators descended onto Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule. It was the twentieth straight night of these protests, and the Muslim Brotherhood marked the occasion by calling on its hundreds of thousands of members nationwide to join an open-ended Tahrir Square sit-in and "complete the revolution."

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9:21am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes 'All Kids Aren't Bad'

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 2:46 pm

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
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9:20am

Thu June 21, 2012
It's All Politics

Campaigns Release Fundraising Numbers, But Some Big Spenders Stay Mum

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 5:03 pm

From the retired librarian in Kentucky who gave President Obama's campaign $19 to the Arkansas investment banker who gave the superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a half-million dollars — it's all there at the Federal Election Commission website.

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