"Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen" includes gowns designed by Chanel and Edith Head. The exhibit is open until March 8. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Art & Design

Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-Inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Fabrics that gleamed in black-and-white films turned out to be too noisy for the talkie era. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's Golden Age.

The remains of Brendan Megraw are carried to St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast by his brothers Kieran (second left) and Sean (second right) on Nov. 14. The remains were found in a bog 36 years after Megrew was taken by the IRA. He was one of the many who died or disappeared during the decades-long Troubles between Protestant loyalists and Catholic republicans in Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided the region remains.

New York data blogger Ben Wellington sits next to a fire hydrant Sunday in Brooklyn, N.Y. His investigation into the city's parking ticket data found that two Lower Manhattan hydrants on consecutive blocks in Manhattan generated $55,000 a year for the city — off of cars that appeared to be parked legally. RIchard Villa/OZY hide caption

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All Tech Considered

A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City Ozy.com

Ben Wellington tracked down two of the city's costliest parking spots and its leafiest neighborhoods, while pointing out questionable health grades for restaurants and odd charges for subway riders.

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A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees. Suzette Laboy/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, more prisoners have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and additional releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty the prison.

Do you want to go to the park? Mango Doucleff, of San Francisco, responds to her favorite command by perking up her ears and tilting her head. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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