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A 6-foot-long electric eel is basically a 6-inch fish attached to a 5-1/2-foot cattle prod, researchers say. The long tail is packed with special cells that pump electricity without shocking the fish. Mark Newman/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image hide caption

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A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

Unrelated lineages of electric fish all use the same small set of genes to create their voltage, a genetic search shows. Maybe the same genes could one day power pacemakers, bioengineers suggest.

A 6-foot-long electric eel is basically a 6-inch fish attached to a 5-1/2-foot cattle prod, researchers say. The long tail is packed with special cells that pump electricity without shocking the fish. Mark Newman/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image hide caption

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A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

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Electric Feel MGMT
Good Intentions Session Victim

The 1981 film Stations of the Elevated follows graffiti-covered trains in New York City. The film is being reissued in New York this week and the rest of the country this fall. Artists Public Domain hide caption

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After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen

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Boogie Stop Shuffle Charles Mingus
Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Chet Kanojia is the founder and CEO of Aereo, which is fighting big broadcasters over its tiny antenna. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done

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The CRISPR enzyme (green and red) binds to a stretch of double-stranded DNA (purple and red), preparing to snip out the faulty part. Illustration courtesy of Jennifer Doudna/UC Berkeley hide caption

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A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

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Bring Back Pluto Aesop Rock
Tea Legs The Transatlantics
Get Carter Theme Bombay Dub Orchestra
Jellybread Booker T. & the MG's
Lollipops and Roses Herb Alpert
Battles Barbarossa
Pata Pata (Skata Skata) The Skatalites
I Am Gonna Try Kid Bombardos
Tchavolo Swing The Hot Club of Cowtown
Ike's Mood I Visioneers
Fumando Captain Planet

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