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For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

One of de Kooning's friends once asked her what it was like to work in the shadow of her husband, Willem de Kooning. She replied: "I don't paint in his shadow, I paint in his light.'"

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The skull of a chicken embryo (left) has a recognizable beak. But when scientists block the expression of two particular genes, the embryo develops a rounded "snout" (center) that looks something like an alligator's skull (right). Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar hide caption

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How Bird Beaks Got Their Start As Dinosaur Snouts

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De Kooning made dozens of drawings, sketches and paintings of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

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La Ritournelle S├ębastien Tellier
Birth El Ten Eleven
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois Sufjan Stevens
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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. on May 7, 2015. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations. Now, he faces a four-game suspension and the Patriots a $1 million fine. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

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The Line Ahmad Jamal
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Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

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Rainbow Connection The O'Neill Brothers Group
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The 13 Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered From The Press

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Court Throws Out Nun's Sabotage Conviction For Nuclear Site Break-In

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