The Kitchen Sisters The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are the executive producers, along with Jay Allison, of the DuPont Award-winning Hidden Kitchens series.

Blue agaves grow in a plantation for the production of tequila in Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico, in December 2010. In the past 20 years, tequila has become fashionable all over the world, demonstrating that producers' international sales strategy has been a great success. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

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Australian celebrity chef and author Kylie Kwong (left) teaches a cooking workshop at Yaama Dhiyaan, a cooking and hospitality school for at-risk aborginal youth. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

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French physicist Philippe Hubert uses gamma rays to detect radioactivity in wine. "In the wine is the story of the Atomic Age," he says. C J Walker/Courtesy of William Koch hide caption

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

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A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s, when Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet Union — what later became known as Khrushchev apartments. Courtesy of The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

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Anna Matveevna came to this communal apartment in St. Petersburg in 1931, when she was 8 years old. Courtesy of European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,Colgate University and Cornell University hide caption

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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

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A turnspit dog at work in a wooden cooking wheel in an inn at Newcastle, Carmarthen, Wales, in 1869. Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

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Francesco Galante leads the Libera Terra, a cooperative of farmers and producers who create food and jobs outside of the Mafia's control. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

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Teens dance at the club on Eel Pie Island in the 1960s. Courtesy of Dan van der Vat hide caption

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From A British King To Rock 'N' Roll: The Slippery History Of Eel Pie Island

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A Termite Queen And Her Ultimate Sacrifice

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People have long speculated about why girls love horses, according to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. She says that by identifying with these dynamic, strong animals, girls are expressing their own power. Corbis hide caption

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Why Do Girls Love Horses, Unicorns And Dolphins?

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Theresa Sparks is running for a spot on San Francisco's board of supervisors — and if elected, she will become the city's first transgender supervisor. Today, Sparks is open about her background — but for many years, she had a secret life. Courtesy Frank Gaglione/frankgaglione.com hide caption

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From 'Secret Life' To Public Service

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Laren Weddell (left), Yasmeen Sandoval (middle) and Brittany Poor Bear (right) completed their womanhood ceremony this summer. Nikki Silva hide caption

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Four Days, Nights: A Girls' Coming-Of-Age Ceremony

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After Mother's Murder, Artist Photographs Prisoners

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In Secret World, Girls Of The '60s Advised The Beatles

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When Chris Abani was a boy, he toured the Nigerian countryside as an interpreter for his mother, Daphne Mae Hunt, who wanted to teach women about their menstrual cycles as a form of birth control. Courtesy Chris Abani hide caption

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A Woman's Mission: To Teach Birth Control In Nigeria

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