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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
Think of a museum. Any museum. Which works of art get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless painting or sculpture? "Museum Confidential" is a new and unprecedented exhibition from Philbrook Museum of Art exploring such questions. "Museum Confidential: The Podcast" is a collaboration (to be posted twice monthly) between Jeff Martin of Philbroo ...
 
Located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, Arkansas is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this new podcast series, we’re sharing all the ins-and-outs of the museum, from the galleries to the trails, the architecture and more—you’ll learn the museum way of Crystal Bridges.
 
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NC Baseball Museum
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News concerning the museum as well as baseball players/coaches in NC and discussions about players within the museum.
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
Comedy historian Robert Ross interviews comedy stars about their work as well as their personal favourites and influences.
 
BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast from 2004 to 2006 in 18 episodes written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins & Dan Tetsell. It is set in the "Museum of Everything", an apparently infinite space housing exhibitions on everything from the history of stairs to the Greek buttock gallery, and an inescapable gift shop.
 
Welcome to the Poplar Bluff Museum's scavenger hunt podcast
 
The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests � typically a comedian, an author and an academic � each donate to the museum an �object� that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be a ...
 
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SpyCast
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Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice.
 
Listen to all of The Museum of Flight’s best aviation and aerospace stories on the Flight Deck Podcast, a podcast that makes history personal. Episodes released every other Tuesday.
 
Welcome to Museums in Strange Places, a podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world. In Season 1, the podcast focuses on museums in Iceland. Season 2 explores the museums of Maryland. I’m your host, Hannah Hethmon, and in each episode I visit a different museum to discover its stories, discuss challenges and triumphs with fascinating museum professionals (and volunteers), and get to know each season’s country, state, or region through it museums. I believe ...
 
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Last Seen
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
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Science at AMNH
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Current science and the latest research from scientists at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and guest speakers.
 
Interviews with artists, gallerists and museum professionals living and exhibiting in NC.
 
Conversations with scholars on recent books in Political Theory and Social and Political Philosophy.Image: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris), in the public domain courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
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Last Seen
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
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PEMcast
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Co-hosts Dinah Cardin and Chip Van Dyke present conversations and stories for the culturally curious. This is the official podcast of the Peabody Essex Museum.
 
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Good For Her!
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Join Matt and Viviana the curators of the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 (THNK1994) Museum with co-hosts Robert Balkovich and Chris Eifler as they summarize hot topics and classic pop culture moments to decide if it's a "Good For Her" a "Cut it Out" or a "Not My Business!" www.thnk1994.com
 
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Memphis Musicology
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“Memphis Musicology” is a podcast from the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum that explores everything from Hi Records to the Hi Tone. Tune in and learn about the past, present, and future of the greatest music city on earth and stay up-to-date on all of the best that the Bluff City has to offer.
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
A six episode podcast series all about the wildlife in our own backyard. Why it's awesome, how it's awesome and how we know it's awesome.From geckos in your undies to deep water canyons we find out the real deal, from ecologists to anti-poaching experts and bold visionaries - this is not your usual nature chat.Subscribe now on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts (Wild Dunedin Podcast). Or download from Wild Dunedin or Otago Access Radio Websites. This podcast is supported by the Wild Du ...
 
A look around Harn Musem at the University of Florida
 
The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside.
 
A history musuem, a clock and watchmaking museum, a science museum, the Time Museum is above all a place of dialogue between world time, city time and human time.Located since 2002 in the Granvelle Palace, itself a historical monument, the Time Museum pays hommage to the history and tradition of clockmaking in Besançon.
 
Siany had a ghostly experience at Swansea Museum and you got in touch with YOUR spooky stories
 
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CarStories
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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.
 
For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a s ...
 
Mindful Meditation at the Hammer
 
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www.wabe.org
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Where ATL meets NPR
 
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Eye On The Sky
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The Eye On The Sky is Vermont's weather service and is a production of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and Vermont Public Radio (VPR).
 
This is the Official Soundcloud page of the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum. The mission of the AMEDD Center of History & Heritage (ACHH) is to educate, inspire, and promote esprit de corps in AMEDD Soldiers, DA civilians, and the public, by telling the story of Army Medicine. This mission is supported by the collection and preservation of documents in an accessible archive and by exhibiting and interpreting artifacts. ACHH provides historical context to aid senior leaders' decision-maki ...
 
History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l’Orient classique” and published in 1903-1904. Maspero was a largely self-taught master of hieroglyphic translation. In November 1880, he was placed at the head of a French archeological mission, which developed later into the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale. M ...
 
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My Apple Podcast
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My Apple Podcast provides reviews and tutorials related to Apple hardware and software. The podcast is hosted by Timothy Brown, who is also a museum educator, digital artist, and jazz music enthusiast.
 
Living Heritage is a podcast about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector: from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep heritage alive at the community level. We talk about their work, their passions, and the day-to-day safeguarding of culture and tradition.
 
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From the Archives
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Get a curated tour of CHM’s extensive media holdings. Hear early lectures and talks given by computing pioneers like Konrad Zuse and Harry Huskey and interviews with some of technology's most influential and creative people like Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull and Cisco cofounder Sandra Lerner. Discover something new From the Archives.
 
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Spark at the FRIST
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SPARK is an idea accelerator connecting the studio to the classroom by and for artists who educate every third Thursday at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Friendship with God is an exciting radio program hosted by Bible teacher Tom Cantor, who is a Jewish born again Christian, CEO, Scientist, and founder of several evangelical ministries, including; Friendship with God and Israel Restoration Ministries. Tom Cantor is also the owner/operator of the Creation & Earth History Museum. The Friendship with God radio program is something fresh, exciting, and Tom Cantor is a master Bible teacher who is able to bring the Old Testament to life.
 
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Art Traffic
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A podcast dedicated to the greater LA Art world, following artist, Thomas Adams, around the city interviewing artists, gallerists, curators, and museum directors- but mostly, artist. This podcast is an attempt to introduce the LA art scene to a larger audience that might not be exposed to art as much as they would like to be but also to have a forum for us to talk about our art world to each other. www.thomasadamsart.com
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
This story opens with a young woman who voyages alone into the wilds of Alaska to escape her tragic past. It then continues on to a young man who passionately protects the pristine environment, people and way of life in this snowbound country. Finally, a greedy profiteer arrives in the narrative whose only aim is to fill his pockets. When these three characters encounter each other on the stark and snowy plains, it's a clash of ideals and the sparks begin to fly. The Alaskan by James Oliver ...
 
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in association with the Ministry for Women celebrate Otago as an area where more women signed the suffrage petition than anywhere else in New Zealand.This was the last of the 125 events and marked the day on which women in New Zealand first voted in the 1893 general election.Join us for Kate Talks which highlights six inspiring women who will deliver short talks in honour of Kate Sheppard.
 
Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 40 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, Simon's Tavern and the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville. Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running. Whether recorded before a live audience or in ...
 
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The Eater Upsell
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Editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the week, interview the country's most interesting chefs, explore the origins of specific cuisines, taste-test the latest culinary trends, and debate topics as serious as unfair labor practices and sexual harassment and as light as Instagram museums and the best at-home pint of ice cream. Produced by Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. H ...
 
Leaders create leaders, and leaders create their future!Creating your future goes beyond just chasing and pursuing your dreams. It’s making sure your future is bright in all areas of your life including your financial one.Gerard Adams has teamed up with Prudential and The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center to bring you a live special edition of his Leaders Create Leaders series. This podcast series will interview thought leaders and influencers from all walks of life asking the tough ...
 
Verbal Description of important works of American Art from the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum.
 
This podcast was developed as part of an elementary-level Clark County School District Teaching American History Grant. The three-year grant will fund six modules per year with each module focusing on a different era of American history and a different pedagogical theme. This podcast focuses on Native Americans of the Colonial Era and Technology Integration in Elementary Schools. Participants in the grant are third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County (the greater Las Vegas area ...
 
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LOOTED
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On Looted: The Podcast, we uncover the hidden stories of ancient artifacts and their journeys in the illicit antiquities trade. I’m Zoë Kontes, and I’m an archaeologist. When we archaeologists dig, we carefully record what we find so we can make the best sense of the evidence. But go to any museum, auction house, or dealer with an antiquities collection and you’ll be sure to find objects that have been removed from the ground without this kind of proper excavation. Looting destroys the conte ...
 
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In 2007, China fired a rocket and blew up an aging weather satellite , the Fengyun-1C—just to show it could.By paul@tpr.org (Paul Flahive ).
 
Atlanta’s airport is controlled by the city government, and its general manager is appointed by the mayor. But Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones has a different idea. The Republican from Jackson has proposed a state-run authority to take over the airport’s operations. Unsurprisingly, the city doesn’t like that idea. Since 1998, Atlanta’s Hartsfield ...…
 
Starting next school year, the city’s preschool program will operate an early education center in the Edgewood Independent School District.By camille@tpr.org (Camille Phillips).
 
While Georgia lawmakers work on a bill to overhaul the state’s decades-old voting system, the organization founded by Stacey Abrams continues its federal lawsuit. Fair Fight Action alleges mismanagement and voter suppression in Georgia elections, including the 2018 cycle in which Abrams, a Democrat, narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp. At th ...…
 
Night Sky For February 21, 2019 by VPR
 
You might think the world’s biggest bee would be easy to find. But that’s not the case: Until recently, the last time anyone had reported seeing a Wallace’s giant bee living in the wild was in 1981. That changed in January, when the rare bee was spotted on an island of Indonesia. The Wallace’s giant bee — Megachile pluto — towers over European ...…
 
The Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute is bringing back its Movie Mania film series with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Tomorrow night they will be showing the 2017 award winning murder mystery followed by a psychoanalytic discussion about the film. Lois Reitzes spoke with Emory Psychology professor Dr. Andrew Furman and Ph ...…
 
The month of February is associated with some important observances. But for many of us in Atlanta, February means the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and reason to rejoice. Robert Battle became the artistic director in 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison. Making him only the third person to head the company sinc ...…
 
Entomologist Audrey Harrison is back on the program to talk about the aquatic insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. She also gives us an update about the recent butterfly population reports. And Dr. Majure gives more tips about keeping the mouth of your pet healthy during this Pet Dental Health Month.…
 
The youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the United States, Haile Thomas is the 17-year-old founder/CEO of the nonprofit HAPPY. A health activist, Haile started HAPPY at 12 years old to address the need for free and affordable plant-based nutrition and culinary education in underserved and at-risk communities, as well as in ...…
 
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has been creating transcendent moments for 60 years, and one of its newest voices is that of dancer and choreographer Jamar Roberts. The Ailey company is in town now and their program includes Roberts’ work, titled “Members Don’t Get Weary.” “Members…” draws inspiration from the Ralph Ellison quote, “The b ...…
 
Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET Just weeks after Jussie Smollett reported being assaulted in a potential hate crime, the Empire actor is in police custody for allegedly orchestrating the attack. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett faked the incident, paying two brothers about $3,500 to join a “publicity stunt” staged by Smollett b ...…
 
The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. Environmentalists have long argued that a border wall has negative impacts on wildlife and on delicate desert and mountainous terrains. With President Trump’s national emergency declaration, those concerns will only grow. ...…
 
For a preview of the weekend concert lineup in Atlanta, music contributor Mara Davis joins Steve Goss with “Mara’s Music Mix.” Nightmares On Wax at Terminal West: Thursday, Feb. 21 Los Lobos at City Winery: Friday, Feb. 22 Christopher Cross at Center Stage: Friday, Feb. 22 The Floozies at Tabernacle: Saturday, Feb. 23 Joey Alexander at Rialto C ...…
 
Historic preservationists are hoping that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer will persuade the United Nations to do something to protect Neil Armstrong’s footprints in the lunar dust. Some of his boot marks are still up there, after all, along with other precious artifacts from humanity’s first steps on anot ...…
 
From February 21-24, Pope Francis and more than 100 bishops from the Catholic Church around the world will be meeting in Rome. They will try to address the crisis brought about by years of widespread abuse of children by clergy, and the cover-ups by some bishops and other church leaders. This is the first time a meeting like this has ever been ...…
 
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency , at least 68.5 million people worldwide are displaced from home due to war or persecution. Many choose to seek asylum by applying for protection in another country. What does this legal process look like?By jan@tpr.org (Jan Ross Piedad).
 
The League of United Latin American Citizens claims a key witness has gone missing in its legal case against the State of Texas and the secretary of state's attempt to purge voters from county registration lists. LULAC wants former Secretary of State employee Betsy Schonhoff to testify in the case before San Antonio Federal Judge Fred Biery, bu ...…
 
The Judson Independent School District has adopted a new staffing model to help cut its budget. Trustees approved a plan Tuesday evening that reduces the number of librarians and registered nurses assigned to each campus.By camille@tpr.org (Camille Phillips).
 
A conversation with Lisa Herzog about her recent book Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labor, and the Role of Organizations in Society (Oxford UP).
 
Night Sky For February 20, 2019 by VPR
 
Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? The personal pain of witnessing brutality and justice denied has long inspired public response, from the football field to the stage. Influenced by the murder of Michael Brown, BJ Tindal wrote the play, “Goodnight Tyler.” The story follows Tyler Evans, a young Black man who was killed by a police offic ...…
 
After 130 years, the Cyclorama moved from its home in Grant Park to the Atlanta History Center. The painting has since been restored to showcase “The 1864 Battle of Atlanta.” Over the years the Cyclorama has had conflicting interpretations. Now, through new technology and digital resources, the History Center offers a new 360-degree perspective ...…
 
National data shows dyslexia affects between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population. A federal law, called the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), says dyslexic students are entitled to special education services. However, the law doesn’t specify what those services should be. As a result, some states have adopted their own ...…
 
Last week, reports surfaced of a new videotape showing singer R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl. This is not the first time the R&B superstar has been accused of sexual abuse. Allegations have circled Kelly for decades; in 2002, a videotape surfaced that purportedly showed Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a teenage girl. Unt ...…
 
Harpist Angelica Hairston launched Challenge the Stats in 2016. She created the initiative for classical musicians from minority backgrounds to share the tools needed for serious study and professional careers. Challenge the Stats also addresses social and racial justice through music. This year’s Impact Atlanta Concert features the Atlanta Hom ...…
 
With just days to go before his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump seems to have tried to lower public expectations for the meeting set for Feb. 27 to 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam. “I’m in no rush for speed. We just don’t want testing,” Trump remarked on Friday, suggesting that he might not insist North Korea abandon it ...…
 
For 27 years, Mark Schand lay in his prison cot in Massachusetts and plotted out the retail empire he’d been envisioning since well before his arrest. “I would lay in bed, my eyes wide open, looking at the ceiling, just thinking of a color scheme, and picture the uniform,” said Schand. Now, five years after a judge vacated his murder conviction ...…
 
Medievalist Paul Freedman joins us on the show today to talk about the food of the Medieval period, authenticity, Chinese food, and his book 10 Restaurants that Changed America. Get the new paperback version of 10 Restaurants here: https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Restaurants-That-Changed-America/dp/1631494988/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid= ...…
 
The pitches to the health insurance brokers are tantalizing. “Set sail for Bermuda,” says insurance giant Cigna, offering top-selling brokers five days at one of the island’s luxury resorts. Health Net of California’s pitch is not subtle: A smiling woman in a business suit rides a giant $100 bill like it’s a surfboard. “Sell more, enroll more, ...…
 
Veteran comedians know all about the funny side of anger. The late George Carlin wrote an entire bit called “Free-Floating Hostility.” Jerry Seinfeld once declared in the Los Angeles Times that “All comedy starts with anger.” The rant is often a comedian’s sharpest tool, whether it’s the screams of the late Sam Kinison or the tirades of Chris R ...…
 
Scientists have launched a major new phase in the testing of a controversial genetically modified organism: a mosquito designed to quickly spread a genetic mutation lethal to its own species, NPR has learned. For the first time, researchers have begun large-scale releases of the engineered insects, into a high-security laboratory in Terni, Ital ...…
 
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