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Many artisan cheese producers never pasteurize their milk – it's raw. The milk's natural microbial community is still in there. This microbial festival gives cheese variety and intrigues scientists. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country's artisan cheeses so tasty.

Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with bipartisian congressional leaders at the White House on the results of this week's elections. Getty Images hide caption

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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

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Common Ground Andy McKee
The Friend I Never Met Andy McKee

Former Army Sgt. Ryan Sharp sat down with his father, Kirk Sharp, to talk about what happened when Ryan returned home after two tours in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Behind A Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts, An Unknown Brain Injury

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Written on the Sky Max Richter
Beast of Burden Bette Midler

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The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

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New Stephen Hawking Biopic Explores Love, Not Science

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Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich's once brilliant career took a dive after the official party paper criticized one of his operas in 1936. Shostakovich responded with his powerful Fifth Symphony. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Power And Struggle In A Soviet Symphony

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Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 [4th movement, Allegro non troppo]
Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in a Flat Major Keith Jarrett
Runalí Ojos de Brujo
Feedback [Nitin Sawhney Remix] Ojos de Brujo

Senator-elect Cory Gardner of Colorado delivers his victory speech to supporters during a GOP election night gathering. Gardner appealed to moderates and unaffiliated voters. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The GOP Takes Heart From Colorado, But Still Faces 2016 Hurdles

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The Morbid Anatomy Museum's "Art of Mourning" exhibition includes post-mortem photography, spirit photography and death masks. Shannon Taggart/Courtesy of the Morbid Anatomy Museum hide caption

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New York Exhibitions Dance With Death Through Victorian Mourning Culture

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Getting There Quinn Sullivan
Cyclone Quinn Sullivan

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