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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.

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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.

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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.

Remember the Good Things Milosh
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U.S. Speedskaters Get A Little Help From Their Friends

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S'vive [Dark Remix] Bibio

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Learning About Love From Prairie Vole Bonding

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
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How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums

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Locals working for a UNDP cash-for-work program clear debris in one of the neighborhoods worst affected by the typhoon that hit Tacloban, Philippines, last November. Tim Walsh runs the program, which he hopes will help keep the local economy going. RV Mitra/UNDP/Flickr hide caption

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Turning A Million Cubic Yards Of Post-Typhoon Trash Into Jobs

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Ballad of Joe Buck Ben Allison
No Other Side Ben Allison
Darker Room Michael Brook
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Barefoot Adventure Bud Shank

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Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom

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Boom Boom John Lee Hooker
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