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Joe's Big Idea

Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.

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Shots - Health News

Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

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Jason Taylor signals to his teammates during a game in 2011. Those fingers endured more than a few dislocations during his NFL career. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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For NFL's Jason Taylor, Playing Through Pain Was Part Of The Game

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A Top 40 radio station in Canada is promising listeners "twice the music" — by cutting songs in half. nalexander/iStockphoto hide caption

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Music News

Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

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Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

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Joe's Big Idea

Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

2 min

Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

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Black Jesus is the latest from Aaron McGruder, who created the politically charged comic strip and animated series The Boondocks. Adult Swim hide caption

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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

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In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren plays an imperious French restaurant owner. Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks II Distribution Co. hide caption

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Helen Mirren: Like Night Follows Day, Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

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