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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.

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How Rhythm Carries A Poem, From Head To Heart

Poetry has deep roots in music — in fact, in some cultures, poetry and song are the same word. Edward Hirsch, author of A Poet's Glossary, explains how poets use rhythm to reach their readers.

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Supreme Court, Facebook Delve Into Threatening Language

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.

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The Surge In Single Women With Children At The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Is A Threat On Facebook Real? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

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Universal Bets Wizarding World Will Bring In Big Money Magic

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Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

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How Rhythm Carries A Poem, From Head To Heart

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In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

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