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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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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.

Spring Jam Alex Bleeker & the Freaks
Kiwi Maddog 20/20 Elliot Smith
Transient Glen Porter

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

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Lovely You Monster Rally

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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Dubbin Out Desmond Cheese
Black Lemon Generationals
Go!Amigo TF Boys

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

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When It's Sleepytime Down South Wynton Marsalis
Contradiction's Maze (Instrumental) Oddisee & Maimouna Youssef

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

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Collage Part II James Horner
Slow Motion PHOX

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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Oklahoma Gordon Macrae, Charlotte Greenwood, Shirley Jones (from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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

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This Girl (Instrumental) KPH
SING, SING, SING (WITH A SWING) BENNY GOODMAN

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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Lavender Badbadnotgood feat. Kaytranada

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