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Seed Librarians, Stone Carvers And Sheepherders Along The Hudson

British graphic designer Nick Hudson bicycled 500 miles along the Hudson River valley, striking up conversations with local artists and craftspeople as he went. Those stories — from maple syrup producers, sculptors, boat restorers and more — have been collected in a new book, Conversations on the Hudson.

A monogamous couple of prairie voles with their offspring at the Yerkes National Primate Research Cente in Atlanta. Todd Ahern/AP/Emory University hide caption

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Animals

Learning About Love From The Lifelong Bond Of The Prairie Vole

The small mammals take on monogamous partners for their entire lives — a trait scientists say we might be able to learn from. Even when a partner dies, most prairie voles never take up another mate.

Detail from the cover of Miles Davis' Four & More. The album was one of two gleaned from a 1964 concert at Philharmonic Hall in New York. Album cover hide caption

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Music

How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums

On Feb. 12, 1964 a high-stakes gig and some backstage tension led to a singular performance caught on tape.

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