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Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First US Show In Nearly 40 Years
Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.
Homeless Families Wait Longer For Shelter Under Seattle's System
Even with vacancies, most Seattle shelters don't let families stay right away. A system designed to alleviate homelessness has resulted in a bottleneck that leaves families on the streets for longer.
Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?
Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor
The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.
Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck
Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.
The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes
Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."
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