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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.

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