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For someone 2.5 inches shorter than average, the risk of coronary artery disease increases by about 13.5 percent, scientists found. PW Illustration/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

A woman holds up a blanket with the portrait of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma during a demonstration on Feb. 20 to protest his detention. He was arrested on charges of planning a coup, which he denies. He is one of three opposition mayors who have been jailed; more than 30 face criminal charges. Miguel Gutierrez/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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The 33 Venezuelan Mayors Who Face Charges (And Oppose The President)

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Reckoning San Fermin
Funky Fanfare [KPM vs. DJ Drama] Keith Mansfield
Jennifer Little Comets
Flat Panda Dianogah

Money is pouring into the stock market, but most new investors only have a middle-school education, says Texas A&M University economist Gan Li. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

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With My Friends [12" Only Remix] Aloe Blacc & Most, King

The same nerve receptor that responds to the green paste on your sushi plate is activated by car exhaust, the smoke of a wildfire, tear gas and other chemical irritants. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

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Fat Ass Joint Amon Tobin
Don't Stop The Dance Bryan Ferry

About 15,000 families on the Navajo Nation live without electricity. So all of their food has to be non perishable. Laurel Morales/Fronteras hide caption

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The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

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Rio has hosted competitions that include athletes with physical impairments (above: the open water swim at Copacobana beach for the Rei e Rainha do Mar). But there's never been an event on the scale of the Paralympics. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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On A Scale Of 1 To 10, Brazil Gets A Zero For Disability Access

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Bassala Hot
Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible
Days to Come [*][Instrumental] Bonobo
Lionheart Emancipator
Sonnentanz [Original Version] [Version] Klangkarussell
Little by Little Radiohead
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A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

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For someone 2.5 inches shorter than average, the risk of coronary artery disease increases by about 13.5 percent, scientists found. PW Illustration/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

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Confessions BadBadNotGood feat. Leland Whitty
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About Elly is "perched right on the fault line between modern thinking and Islamic tradition," says NPR film critic Bob Mondello. Courtesy of Dreamlab Films hide caption

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Ties That Bind Meet Lies That Blind In 'About Elly'

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Passion of Rumi Shahram Nazeri, Hafez Nazeri et. al.
Blue Train John Coltrane

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Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First U.S. Show In Nearly 40 Years

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