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To understand heat, biologist Bill Streever simmered in some of the hottest places on Earth, including California's Death Valley. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Deserts, Coal Walking And Wildfires: Can You Take The 'Heat'?
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Will Self is a British author and journalist. His latest book, Umbrella, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Polly Borland hide caption

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Life Is Difficult But Rewarding Under This 'Umbrella'
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Cabinet Picks Come As Democrats Push To Change Filibuster
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Bargaining [#] Podington Bear
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Stanley McChrystal's new memoir, My Share of the Task, recounts lessons from his years in the military. Penguin Books hide caption

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'I Accepted Responsibility': McChrystal On His 'Share Of The Task'
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Stefanie Drootin-Senseny and Chris Senseny are the core of Big Harp, a band the married couple formed shortly after the birth of their second child. Ryan Fox/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow
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Good News Big Harp