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William S. Burroughs' cult novel Naked Lunch has sold more than 1 million copies since its publication in 1959. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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'Possessed By Genius': A Centennial Tribute To William S. Burroughs

The Beat Generation icon was a magnet for artists, musicians and wannabe hipsters. In a 1985 interview, the author credited his most groundbreaking work to the fallout from his wife's accidental death at his own hands, saying, "It was an event that ... made me into a writer." Burroughs died in 1997.

Dennis Aabo Sorensen tests a prosthetic arm with sensory feedback in a laboratory in Rome in March 2013. Patrizia Tocci/Lifehand 2 hide caption

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An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (left), son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, arrives for a festival at Moenjodaro in southern Pakistan on Feb. 1. The event was seen as a political coming-out party for Bhutto, whose family has prominently featured in Pakistani politics for decades. Waqar Hussein/EPA/Landov hide caption

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In Pakistan, Another Bhutto Joins The Risky Family Business

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Volunteers with the Dan River Basin Association, graduate students from Duke University and staff with the environmental group Appalachian Voices collect water samples on the Dan River after a massive coal ash spill. Eric Chance/Appalachian Voices hide caption

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More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River

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As Satya Nadella becomes the new CEO of Microsoft, company founder Bill Gates is moving from chairman to "technology adviser." Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

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William S. Burroughs' cult novel Naked Lunch has sold more than 1 million copies since its publication in 1959. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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'Possessed By Genius': A Centennial Tribute To William S. Burroughs

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