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China Unbound

Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are taking steps to fight back.

Let Them Knock Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

The orbits of the new extreme dwarf planet 2015 TG387 and its fellow inner Oort Cloud objects 2012 VP113 and Sedna as compared with the rest of the Solar System. 2015 TG387 was nicknamed ͞"The Goblin" by its discoverers, as its provisional designation contains TG and the object was first seen near Halloween. Illustration by Roberto Molar Candanosa and Scott Sheppard, courtesy of Carnegie Institution for Science. hide caption

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A Small Planet With Big Implications

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Sleep on the Left Side Cornershop
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag Quincy Jones
Anji Simon & Garfunkel
Calypso Bop The Emanons

Horsham, Pa., is one of many towns around the country grappling with potentially harmful chemicals in its water. They're known as PFAS, and they're linked to cancer and other illnesses. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Decades-Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water

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Dani Guimauve Depth Affect
Roulette Delia Gonzalez
End of the World Party Medeski, Martin & Wood
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, stands Tuesday with Ana Ignacia Rodríguez Marquez, a former leader of the student movement of 1968, at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, at the Tres Culturas square in Mexico City. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Changed Since Mexico's Bloody Crackdown On 1968 Student Protests?

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As This Moment Slips Away Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus
Dracular (Who Is Mr. Brown) Bob Marley & the Wailers
Tomorrow Delicate Steve
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Natural Green Blazo
Billie-Doo Thad Jones
You Know The One Other Colors
So Much for So Little Kaki King

Marie Curie (left), French physicist and winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for physics, Canadian Donna Strickland (middle), who won the 2018 prize for her work with lasers, and physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer (right), who won for her work in atomic physics in 1963. Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty Images, University of Waterloo/The Canadian Press via AP, Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, 3 Women And Counting

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"No one really explains to you taxes, and contracts, and how to chase a client for that bill that they owe you — like, the nitty-gritty," says P. Kim Bui, a freelance consultant. Courtesy of P. Kim Bui hide caption

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Going It Solo: The Complicated Financial Lives Of Freelancers

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Prince's first posthumous release, Piano & a Microphone 1983, proves the singer approached everything, even an unfinished idea, as a performance. Allen Beaulieu/Courtesy of the Prince Estate hide caption

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Prince Fans Get First Look At His Vault With 'Piano & A Microphone 1983'

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Practice Makes Perfect Billie Holiday

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