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Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

Researchers from California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've figured out how to get their laser to squeeze hydrogen atoms together to make helium atoms, releasing energy in the process. It's an important step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.

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At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life

Rosa Finnegan worked until she was 101. Even now, she says, she's still learning things about herself. "Even as old as I am," she says, "you think you're not prejudiced, but all of a sudden you really find out you are. How stupid I was. 'Cause before you know it, it's all over."

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Like Individual Novels, These Stories Appeal, Satisfy And Delight

Molly Antopol's short stories are set in many different times and places. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says each one will make you nostalgic for another era in short fiction, a time when writer like Bernard Malamud, and Issac Bashevis Singer and Grace Paley roamed the earth.

Eh Mane Ah Janka Nabay

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It's Alright Curtis Mayfield

Sad American Kaki King

Isn't This a Lovely Day? Fred Astaire & Johnny Green & His Orchestra

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Jazz Pour Dadine Nicola Conte

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693 Balloons The Clonious

Dugout Garage a Trois

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Message Of Hope Derrick Hodge

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Got Me Wrong Brad Mehldau Trio

Puttin' on the Ritz Irving Berlin

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The Prowl Dan Auerbach

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Lions on the Beach Cloud Boat

Kiara Bonobo

Mesmerise Temples

Brown Oxford Archie Pelago