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It's hard to think of another writer who is as popular, as strange, and as lionized as Haruki Murakami is. Usually you get to be one of those, but not all of them. Yet over the course of his...
Maria Benech of the U.S. Forest Service surveys a severely burned patch of f...
Eric Knapp breaks apart a burned pine cone, looking for seeds — in his line of work this is considered a clue."Going into an area after a fire, you almost feel like CSI, you know, sleuthing," Knapp...
The Metropolitan Opera has settled labor contracts with two of its largest u...
A labor crisis threatening to shut down New York's Metropolitan Opera — the largest opera house in the world — appears to have been averted. Two of the major unions announced a tentative settlement...
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq walk toward ...
A massacre of members of the Yazidi minority in the Iraqi town of Kocho made headlines last week. Around 80 men were killed by militants from the so-called Islamic State, the extremist group that has...
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Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't...
Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc.Now...
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