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Say, What? Monkey Mouths And Throats Are Equipped For Speech

Monkeys weren't thought to have the right sort of vocal tracts to speak. But a study finds they can make many sounds common in human speech; it's just that their brains aren't "language ready."

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At A Makeshift Iraqi Court, Harsh Justice For Those Accused Of Aiding ISIS

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Say, What? Monkey Mouths And Throats Are Equipped For Speech

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Lofty Swing Patrick Doyle

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For Austria, A Tough Choice On What To Do With Hitler's Birthplace

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Wheeldon says the World's Fair was a natural fit for The Nutcracker's second act. Above, Christine Rocas and Fabrice Calmels. Cheryl Mann/Joffrey/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

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Yellow Bird Pretty Lights
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Never Enough Jesse Mac Cormack
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Hermoso Bouquet Los Cantores de Puerto Rico

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The Life Of Danny Barker, Who Saw Jazz As 'A Ride On A Royal Camel'

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It's Happening Again Agnes Obel