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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

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Students at Do Space learn to use a laser cutter during a crash course on how to design a key chain. Joy Carey/NET News hide caption

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

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'Rolling The R's' Is A Story About Coming Of Age And Coming Out

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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

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Levison Wood walked 1,700 miles, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, along the Himalayan Mountain range. He says that seeing Everest, the highest mountain in the world, was "just magical." Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

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From Alaska To The Himalayas, 'Voyager' Embarks On Self-Discovery

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Eddie Huang is a chef and restaurateur, a TV host and the author of two memoirs. Donald Traill/Invision/AP hide caption

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Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

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Moby's new memoir, Porcelain, is a tale of dance clubs, DJs, and New York City in the 1990s. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

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