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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

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Nautil Us Le Loup & Seuil
Million and One Things to Do [Instrumental] Time Machine

Water molecules between two layers of graphene arranged themselves in a lattice of squares — unlike any other known form of ice. NPG Press via YouTube hide caption

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Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

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Zenophile Mylo
Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio

The Josephson family in 2001, after Dixie (third from left) was told she had cancer. Courtesy of the Josephsons hide caption

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

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Pony Ride Neil Finn

A simulation from the Neitz lab of what colorblindness looks like, with normal color vision on the left and red-green colorblindness on the right. Courtesy of Neitz Laboratory hide caption

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University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

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Mobius Streak Hiatus Kaiyote
Pata Pata (Skata Skata) The Skatalites

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Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

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Down,down, down The Expendables
Fumando Captain Planet
Lillies of the Valley
Stormy Weather The Toughcats

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera poses for a photograph near the statue of José Martí in Havana's Revolution Plaza. She was arrested in December for planning a political performance there. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

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Descarga en Faux Carlos "Patato" Valdes
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The male Asian subterranean termite (brown abdomen) and the female Formosan subterranean termite (orange abdomen) are surrounded by their hybrid offspring (eggs, larvae, workers, soldiers) in an eight-month-old colony. Thomas Chouvenc/University of Florida hide caption

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'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

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Bone Chaos in the Castle Kaki King
Wobble Walkin' The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio

The new album Lost And Found compiles unheard recordings from the Buena Vista Social Club sessions, as well as solo work from the musicians involved. Alejandro Perez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

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Guajira En FM Buena Vista Social Club
Ritmo De Amor Los Macuanos

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