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Hacking The Brain With Electricity — Don't Try This At Home

Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.

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It's All Politics

Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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'Silver Tsunami' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set

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Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

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Twiggy Brad Mehldau Trio
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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

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If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First

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