Meet Manjiro, Japan's Unlikely Teen Ambassador

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The Internet: A Series Of 'Tubes' (And Then Some)

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Historian Tom Holland has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio. His other history books include Rubicon, Persian Fire and The Forge of Christendom. Sadie Holland / hide caption

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'Shadow': New Light On Islamic History

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'Life Behind The Lobby' Of Indian-American Motels

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A U.S. Army honor guard stands at attention during a ceremony to mark Memorial Day, this week at Arlington National Cemetery. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'How Soldiers Die': A History Of Combat Deaths

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First lady Michelle Obama tends to the presidential garden during the third annual White House kitchen garden fall harvest in October 2011. The last vegetable garden planted at the White House was Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

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Add A Little Texas To Your Holiday Cookout

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'Finding Ultra': The Ultimate Athletic Test

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Author's Tweets Give New Meaning To Short Fiction

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'Istanbul': A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage

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A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother

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"Tea" (a social word from the 17th century) is one of the words David Crystal examines in his book The Story of English In 100 Words. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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From 'App' To 'Tea': English Examined In '100 Words'

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Tom Perrotta is the author of several novels, including Election and Little Children. Mark Ostow/Courtesy Tom Perrotta hide caption

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Examining 'The Leftovers,' After The Rapture

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: It's 'Common Sense'

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Mohammed Hanif is the author of The Case of Exploding Mangoes. He lives in Karachi. Nirma Bucha hide caption

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Mohammed Hanif On Secrets And Lies In Pakistan

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