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A Gut Feeling

March 1, 2014

Could bacteria be the answer to treating autism, depression and anxiety?

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From Hostages to Hollywood

March 1, 2013

Tony Mendez helped mastermind the escape of six Americans in Iran in 1979. Today Ben Affleck plays him in Argo, the 2013 Golden Globe Award-winning movie.

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American Meat

March 1, 2013

Can American agriculture make a shift to sustainable farming? Graham Meriwether spent time with farmers across the country in search of the answer.

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Extreme Scavenger Hunt

June 1, 2012

What do you get when you pair adventurers with scientists? A better understanding of everything from grizzlies to ice worms.

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An Old Scarf Ties Past to Present

June 1, 2010

A personal essay from Nancy Averett.

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Tribal Cultures Leave Mark on Anthropologist

Dec. 1, 2009

Lars Krutak knows about ritual pain. The 38-year-old anthropologist has dozens of tattoos and decorative scars given to him by the tribal people he studies in such far-flung places as Hawaii, the Philippines and Indonesia.