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After 42 years, cellist Joel Krosnick (foreground, left) is bidding farewell to the Juilliard String Quartet. Sony Classical/Simon Powis hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down

Joel Krosnick, who has been a member of the quartet since 1974, has decided to retire in 2016 and focus on his teaching at the Juilliard School. He says he "will miss every single note."

While on Saturn's Rings Ernest Gonzales
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As varied as the options are for apps that are available to help you navigate your daily commute, the future of GPS may be more accurate. Lizzie Roberts/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Sad Piano Matti Paalanen

A plane sprays coca fields in San Miguel, Colombia, in 2006. The Colombian government announced this week that it is phasing out the U.S.-backed aerial coca-eradication program over health concerns. William Fernando Martinez/AP hide caption

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Colombia Will End Coca Crop-Dusting, Citing Health Concerns

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Interloper Carbon Based Lifeforms
Raining May Pan

President Barack Obama might have just gotten his own Twitter account, but he's been tweeting for years, such as during this "Twitter Town Hall" in 2011. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really'

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Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born visual artist who has made her home country's turbulent history the subject of high art. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., is hosting a retrospective of her work. Above, Neshat's 1999 Rapture Series. Photograph by Larry Barns/Courtesy Gladstone Gallery hide caption

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Artist Shirin Neshat Captures Iran's Sharp Contrasts In Black And White

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Balabaristas Tristeza
5AM Glen Porter
My Apologies Elaquent
Descent The Album Leaf
Sold the Devil (Sunshine) Shelby Lynne
Anak/Alala, Epilogue Freddie Aguilar
The Contender Menahan Street Band
The Bearded First! Simple Citizens
A.J & Atom Soul Square

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After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down

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