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This image from an electron microscope shows a cross-sectional view of an oligodendrocyte (blue) among nerve fibers coated with myelin (dark red). In models of autism spectrum disorder, oligodendrocytes appear to create too much or too little myelin. Jose Luis Calvo/Science Source hide caption

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Researchers Link Autism To A System That Insulates Brain Wiring

Brains affected by autism appear to share a problem with cells that make myelin, the insulating coating surrounding nerve fibers that controls the speed at which the fibers convey electrical signals.

Kirk Douglas salutes the crowd at the 68th Annual Academy Awards after he received an Oscar for lifetime achievement. Timothy Clary /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Kirk Douglas' Passion Project After Spartacus

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Lonely Are the Brave Suite Jerry Goldsmith
Lonely Are the Brave Suite (continued) Jerry Goldsmith
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This image from an electron microscope shows a cross-sectional view of an oligodendrocyte (blue) among nerve fibers coated with myelin (dark red). In models of autism spectrum disorder, oligodendrocytes appear to create too much or too little myelin. Jose Luis Calvo/Science Source hide caption

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Researchers Link Autism To A System That Insulates Brain Wiring

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Grey Sky Bright Sybarite
Afro Revolt Afro-Soultet

Bob Marley, who still casts a large shadow on the reggae world 39 years after his death, would have turned 75 this week. Dennis Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Bob Marley's 75th Birthday, Ziggy Marley Reflects On His Father's Legacy

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Little Women Alexandre Desplat
Could You Be Loved Monty Alexander
Your Ears are Hours Marbeya Sound
Origin of the Eagle Marbeya Sound

Emily Ligawiec (right) and Officer John Cacela take weekly pottery classes together in Ware, Mass. Rather than arrest Ligawiec last winter when she took heroin and stole her mom's car, he offered her help. Karen Brown/New England Public Radio hide caption

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Police Offering Drug Recovery Help: 'We Can't Arrest Our Way Out Of This Problem'

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New Waltzo John Scofield

Neil McLeod, owner of Neil's Bigleaf Maple Syrup farm, keeps a close eye on his reducing sap for out of control foaming. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree

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Life's a Long Song Jethro Tull
Never Die Young James Taylor

"This album was the first chapter where kung fu meets Afrobeat," Amayo says of the new Antibalas album Fu Chronicles. It is inspired by Amayo's martial arts background and the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images hide caption

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Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

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M.T.T.T. Pt. 1 & 2 Antibalas
Talkatif Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

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