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Fresh Air for February 12, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert says the "taxicab yellow" Panamanian golden frog was nearly wiped out by a fungal disease. It's just one of the species affected by what scientists call the Sixth Extinction. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

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Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache

Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache

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Fresh Air for February 11, 2014

Most of us have never been submerged under more than a few feet underwater. But just a few meters down, the water compresses the tissues of your body so that you become more dense. At that point, "You're more likely to sink than float," says Dr. Kevin Fong. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

Practicing 'Extreme Medicine,' From Deep Sea To Outer Space

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Fresh Air for February 10, 2014

Fresh Air for February 8, 2014

"The term 'vegan leather' makes me think that you peeled a carrot and took the skin and made a jacket out of it," says Tim Gunn, pictured above at the Under the Gunn finale fashion show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Tim Gunn, 'Borgen' And The Parenting Paradox

Fresh Air Weekend: Tim Gunn, 'Borgen' And The Parenting Paradox

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Fresh Air for February 7, 2014

Members of The Beatles play in the snow outside Washington, D.C.'s Coliseum where they were scheduled to perform before a sell-out audience in 1964. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

Fresh Air Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival

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Critic David Edelstein says that The Monuments Men has "an all-star cast" — including Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett — but that "the stars are all low-wattage." Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

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