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Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

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Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

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The mock villages at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., are meant to simulate urban environments that soldiers might encounter in Afghanistan.
Rebecca Hersher/NPR
The mock villages at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., are meant to simulate urban environments that soldiers might encounter in Afghanistan.
Rebecca Hersher/NPR

At Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, soldiers train for war on foreign soil; a new book details how calculus rocked world history; musician Jordi Savall explores the music of the Balkans.

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