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Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound

To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble

The trumpeting roar of an elephant is loud. But scientists living with herds in the forests of central Africa say the deep rumbles that humans can't hear, but can feel, carry crucial messages, too.

Donald Trump wears what's become a campaign signature: his "Make America Great Again" hat. Part of making the country great again, Trump says, is implementing his hard-line immigration plan. Scott Heppell/AP hide caption

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How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

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Kimberly Cervantes, one of the student plaintiffs, says she witnessed the deaths of two fellow students while in middle school. Coutesy of Public Counsel hide caption

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Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton

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Gold Prisms Incorporated The Bad Plus
Wailin' OutKast

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Online Stars Feel Cheated As YouTube, Facebook Battle Over Videos

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This Famous Campaign Stop Is Actually A Mirage

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Waves Mr. Probz
Albatross Fleetwood Mac
Cocoa Buter Statik Selektah, Action Bronson et. al.
Red Peppers J. Rawls
Home [Original] Tom Staar
TNT Meat Market
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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble

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Rumble Link Wray

A thermoelectric PowerCard like this one can be used to convert waste heat into an electric power source, Alphabet Energy says. Alphabet Energy hide caption

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A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

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Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue Alan Hawkshaw & The Mohawks
Pour Me One Joe Beats
So Fresh, So Clean OutKast
Hustle [Instrumental] Slum Village
What About Me? Snarky Puppy

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader send up the classic documentary Grey Gardens in the first episode of their new TV series, Documentary Now! Tyler Golden/IFC hide caption

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'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

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Funky Fanfare [KPM vs. DJ Drama] Keith Mansfield
Time Is the Enemy Quantic
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Otha Fish [Instrumental] The Pharcyde

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