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'Sgt. Pepper's' At 50: Why The Beatles' Masterpiece Can't Be Replicated

In crafting Sgt. Pepper's, producer George Martin, engineer Geoff Emerick and the Fab Four pushed the recording-studio technology of the late '60s to its limits.

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Cracking The Code That Lets The Brain ID Any Face, Fast

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The Soundmaker Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Untitled Instrumental Chuck Berry

(From left to right) Mackenzie Stamper, Adrian Rodriguez and Luke Ryan attend weekly Suzuki violin lessons with instructor Sara Johnson, part of a training program called MILEStone, or Music Impacting Language Expertise. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

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Bet She Looks Like You Nick Hakim
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Scaffold, a sculpture by Sam Durant, stands in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The art work is a reflection on the country's long history of institutionalized killing and references the hanging of 38 Dakota men among other executions. After swift community outcry, it will be dismantled and later ceremonially burned. Evan Frost/MPR News hide caption

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After Outcry, Sculpture Depicting Dakota Tragedy To Be Dismantled, Burned

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Smoke & Mirrors Tokimonsta
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A brown dwarf can give off some light, allowing scientists — professional or volunteer — to search for the object as it moves across the sky. Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan/Caltech/NASA hide caption

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Citizen Scientists Comb Images To Find An 'Overexcited Planet'

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'Sgt. Pepper's' At 50: Why The Beatles' Masterpiece Can't Be Replicated

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A Day in the Life The Beatles
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Elizabeth Taylor, (from left) George Segal, Richard Burton and Sandy Dennis starred in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A theater director in Portland recently cast an African-American actor as Nick (Segal's role) — and found the Albee estate withheld rights to the play. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Why A Theater Director Made A 'Color-Conscious Choice' In 'Virginia Woolf' Casting

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You Don't Own Me Son Lux

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