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'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.

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"That I'm standing here telling this story is proof that we all can accomplish great things, through ambition, through passion, through sheer stubbornness." — Ben Saunders James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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"When you keep the joy, you keep the laughter, you keep singing the song ... that is how women resist and show their resilience." — Zainab Salbi James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Lord Martin Rees: How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.

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