Music News
9:13 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln

Marc Cary's new album is titled For the Love of Abbey.
Rebecca Meek Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 11:01 am

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Shots - Health News
9:10 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

A woodcut from the 1800s, Healing the Lepers, depicts the common tableau of Jesus healing a leper as his disciples look on.
Images from the History of Medicine

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Look through a series of 15th-century woodcuts, and you'll find that the leper is as much an icon of medieval art as the crown or the cross.

Leprosy was so common in Europe during the Middle Ages that it's estimated 1 in 30 people was infected with the bacteria. But by the turn of the 16th century, after the Crusades had swept across Europe, the disease mysteriously disappeared. And it never returned.

This left scientists puzzled. Did the bacteria mutate to become less harmful, or did Europeans become resistant to the germs?

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The Picture Show
8:46 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Like Father, Like Son: Creating Art In A Time Of Troubles

Bobbie Hanvey and his son SteafΓ‘n Hanvey, in Northern Ireland.
Courtesy of Peter Muhly

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 3:01 pm

When I first stumbled across the photographs of Bobbie Hanvey, I thought I had found an undiscovered master β€” perhaps another sort of Vivian Maier. My heart skipped a beat. But when I dug a little deeper, I realized that he was quite well-known in Northern Ireland, where he has been documenting the culture in photos and audio for more than 35 years. Only recently, however, has his work become available to a wider audience.

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Fri June 14, 2013

2 Killed, 379 Homes Destroyed By Wildfire In Colorado

A fire that's been burning since Tuesday continues to consume acreage near Colorado Springs in Black Forest, Colorado.
Tom Cooper Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 6:37 pm

While firefighters are holding the line, the Black Forest fire northeast of Colorado Springs is being called the most destructive in Colorado history.

Update At 7:35 p.m. ET. Progress Reported

The fire is now 30 percent contained, officials say.

"We had a real good day without wind," says federal incident commander Rich Harvey. "I think the rain had a tremendous impact. So, some things finally turned in our favor."

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TED Radio Hour
7:55 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Does Being Beautiful Make You Happy?

Cameron Russell at TEDxMidAtlantic
David Quinalty TED

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 2:32 pm

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Beauty?

About Cameron Russell's TED Talk

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": She's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

About Cameron Russell

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TED Radio Hour
7:55 am
Fri June 14, 2013

How Does Beauty Feel?

Designer Richard Seymour at TED Salon.
TED

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Beauty?

About Richard Seymour's TEDTalk

A story, a work of art, a face, a designed object β€” how do we tell that something is beautiful? And why does it matter so much to us? Designer Richard Seymour explores our response to beauty and the surprising power of objects that exhibit it.

About Richard Seymour

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TED Radio Hour
7:55 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Are Some Things Universally Beautiful?

Philosopher Denis Dutton suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 12:23 pm

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Beauty?

About Denis Dutton's TEDTalk

Denis Dutton has a provocative theory on beauty β€” that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

About Denis Dutton

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TED Radio Hour
7:55 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Can Beauty Change A Life?

"Beauty is not just for the imagination. It's actually a way of altering human behavior for the better." β€” Bill Strickland
TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Beauty?

About Bill Strickland's TEDTalk

Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music and unlikely partnerships.

About Bill Strickland

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TED Radio Hour
7:55 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Are We Hard-Wired For Beauty?

"Beauty draws us in...It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It's essential to life and to happiness."
Asa Mathat TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode What Is Beauty?

Psychologist Nancy Etcoff joins philosopher Denis Dutton to explain why beauty inspires and motivates us. Etcoff says our response to beauty is visceral, and we use strong words β€” like "bombshell" β€” when we talk about it.

About Nancy Etcoff

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The Two-Way
6:47 am
Fri June 14, 2013

With Game 4 Win, Heat Even Championship Series Against Spurs

LeBron James of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Thursday.
Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 9:26 am

With a 109-93 win, the Miami Heat evened their championship series against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

As The Miami Herald put it, the game served as a dazzling display for Miami's Big Three:

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