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Mammoths had a distinctive version of a gene known to play a role in sensing outside temperature, moderating the biology of fat and regulating hair growth. That bit of DNA likely helped mammoths thrive in cold weather, scientists say. Courtesy of Giant Screen Films, 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC/Penn State University hide caption

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Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.

A man waits at an Athens bus stop where the Greek word "no" has been spray-painted over "yes" on a banner put up in advance of Sunday's referendum. Greek voters will say whether they want to accept or reject a deal that's been offered by the country's creditors. Greeks are deeply divided and analysts say the outcome is not clear. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal

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Mammoths had a distinctive version of a gene known to play a role in sensing outside temperature, moderating the biology of fat and regulating hair growth. That bit of DNA likely helped mammoths thrive in cold weather, scientists say. Courtesy of Giant Screen Films, 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC/Penn State University hide caption

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Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

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Wes Fritz Kalkbrenner
Kruppzeug Paul Kalkbrenner
Facing the Sun [Original Mix] Fritz Kalkbrenner

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

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Perfect Occasion Rjd2
The Undercard
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Somewhere PDP
Since 77 Paul Kalkbrenner
II: The Age of Revealing: Silent Weapons (The Architects of Manipulatio Mark McGuire

Dinnerstein's performance in Cuba followed the release of Broadway-Lafayette, an album of piano concertos. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

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The Circle and the Child: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Simone Dinnerstein
My Key Atmosphere
On the Threshold of Liberty Eric Weinberg
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Trippin' at the Disco People Under the Stairs

Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, dropped by the StoryCorps studios to reminisce about Yvette's father, Roy, a Medal of Honor recipient whose daring rescue mission in Vietnam cast ripples into his later life as a father. StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

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Wicked Games [Radio Edit] [Edit] Parra For Cuva
Next Episode [Instrumental Version] Dr. Dre
Intro The XX

Former Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, known as Jetman, is the first person to fly a jet-fitted wing. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Ever Dream You Could Fly? 'Jetman' Has. Let Him Tell You About It

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Superman Theme 101 Strings
Too Much Birthday [Instrumental] People Under the Stairs
I'm a Flirt [Remix] R. Kelly & T.I.