Thacher Brown stands at the edge of the dune behind his Bay Head, N.J., home in November. Brown, who rebuilt a dune in front of his house after Superstorm Sandy, says he opposes Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build dunes along the state's 127-mile coastline. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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U.S.

Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to their beachfront land.

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Parallels

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.

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Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

In today's digital age it's easy to forget about paper, but as one paper pusher says, "a paperless society is about as plausible as a paperless bathroom."

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