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Space X set to launch on Saturday May 19 Bad Astronomy Discover Magazine

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: Space

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

The private company Space X is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday, May 19, with a backup launch date of May 22.

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College Completion: Graduation Rates and Data for 3,800 Colleges

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: Education

From collegecompletion.chronicle.com

4.3 million freshmen started college in fall 2004.

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Is Death Bad for You? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: Behavior

From chronicle.com

We all believe that death is bad. But why is death bad?

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The Case of Disgraced Stradivari Dealer Dietmar Machold - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.spiegel.de

Dietmar Machold was the world′s most successful dealer of Stradivari instruments -- and probably a fraud. Many instruments have disappeared, while creditors are demanding €100 million that is owed to them..

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Anne Boleyn: witch, bitch, temptress, feminist Books The Guardian

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: History

From www.guardian.co.uk

Henry VIII′s second wife is one of the most controversial women in English history. Hilary Mantel, who has made her the subject of the sequel to Wolf Hall, examines her rise and her downfall.

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Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women - The Daily Beast

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: World

From www.thedailybeast.com

The World Before Her reflects a changing India, contrasting the lives of two very different women—a Miss India hopeful and a Hindu fundamentalist, reports Abigail Pesta.

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Nut-Cracking Chimps Demonstrate Cultural Differences: Scientific American Podcast

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: Science

From www.scientificamerican.com

A chimpanzee′s tool choice for cracking nuts depends on its community.

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Do the Eyes Have It? » American Scientist

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: History

From www.americanscientist.org

Anyone who has ever loved a dog knows the amazing, almost inexpressible warmth of a dog’s companionship and devotion. But it just might be that dogs have done much, much more than that for humankind.

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Where Have All the Hippies Gone? « The Dabbler

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Category: World

From thedabbler.co.uk

Like so many of the differences between the two countries, English Eccentrics are born but in America they are self-made, often by ingesting large amounts of illegal drugs.

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