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"Dance for PD" classes use music to temporarily ease tremors and get Parkinson's patients moving. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.

South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012. AP hide caption

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'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

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Colleges of education spend more than $6 billion every year preparing classroom teachers, but few students graduate ready to teach, according to a new study. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

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Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

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"Dance for PD" classes use music to temporarily ease tremors and get Parkinson's patients moving. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

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A dead young albatross on the Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. You can see more of photographer Chris Jordan's work on the effects of plastics on seabirds at The Picture Show. Chris Jordan/Flickr hide caption

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

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Iraqi Shiite tribesmen show their enthusiasm Tuesday for joining Iraqi security forces in the fight against Islamist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities. Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

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George Tsunis, the Obama administration's nominee for ambassador to Norway, at his January confirmation hearing. YouTube hide caption

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The Would-Be Ambassador To Norway Who Has Never Been There Himself

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