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A fan crowd-surfs at the 2014 Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in ...
There's no shortage of songs about what it means to be a man. But what makes some music sound "manly" — and what attracts men to play and listen to certain genres of music? The answers are changing.
The Islamist group has established a new franchise in a country with 176 million Muslims. But al-Qaida could find it hard to recruit in India, according to many analysts.
Ebola has spread through Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital city....
Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."
According to a new study, cutting back on carbs can lead to weight loss. Dana Goodyear and Jason Sheehan explore how to eat enjoyably, by recommending Tartine Bread and The Gastronomical Me.
The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark gracefulness and control.
Half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of rape and murder in 1983. This week, they've been exonerated, after DNA analysis implicated someone else. To learn more about the case, and the work that went into their exoneration, Audie Cornish speaks with Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, the executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.