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Simone Biles flies through the air while performing on the balance beam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

Scientists are finally beginning to understand proprioception, a sense that tells us where our body is in space. Much of what they've learned comes from two girls with a rare genetic disorder.

The Millennium Tower looking down Franklin Street in downtown Boston. The city has seen a tech boom and housing prices have also increased over the past few years. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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A Nation Engaged: Sparking Conversations That Matter

Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

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Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

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Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed. Nigel Cattlin/Science Source hide caption

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As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

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A protester demonstrates against the death of Keith Scott in front of police in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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National

Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

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Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

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James Horner in 2011. The composer, responsible for more than 100 film scores over 40 years, died in a plane crash in 2015. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life

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James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life

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Richard Ratcliffe, second from right, delivers a petition to the British prime minister's official residence calling on Iran to release his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. She was stopped in April at the airport in Tehran with the couple's 2-year-old daughter as they tried to return to Britain after a family holiday. Ratcliffe was at the United Nations this week appealing for their release. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners

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Simone Biles flies through the air while performing on the balance beam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

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How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

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Jeffrey Tambor stars as Maura Pfefferman in Amazon's Transparent. The show's third season comes out on Friday. Jennifer Clasen/Amazon Prime Video hide caption

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'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says He Found His Dream Role In Maura

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