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Book Reviews
2:03 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

'Happy' Isn't So Happy, But It Packs A Punch

Every now and then, you find a book that's thinly plotted and has a slightly confusing, almost infuriating structure — but it's impossible to put down. The French writer Yasmina Reza has achieved exactly that with Happy are the Happy, a collection of twenty short, interconnected stories that crackle with emotion and playfulness.

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The Two-Way
2:01 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Steve Bronson, from Tempe, Ariz., walks past Roman numerals for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX, on Thursday.
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Environment
10:39 am
Sun February 1, 2015

The Icebergs Are Talking. We Just Have To Listen.

Giant chunks of ice break away from the Hans Glacier in Svalbard, Norway, in 2013.
Courtesy Oskar Glowacki

If a glacier cracks and nobody hears it, does it still make a sound?

"Oh, they moan and they groan," says Grant Deane, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. "They crackle and rumble and fizz, and they have all kinds of amazing sounds that they make."

Deane is one of the authors of a new study that interprets the acoustics of glacial melting.

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Middle East
10:21 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Egypt Frees One Al Jazeera Journalist From Prison

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:39 am

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Sunday Puzzle
7:40 am
Sun February 1, 2015

The Ol' Puzzle Switcheroo

Sunday Puzzle
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Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 10:39 am

On-air challenge: Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word. Example: Serene bivalve would be calm clam

Last week's challenge: This challenge came from listener Ben Bass of Chicago. Name someone who welcomes you in. Insert the letter U somewhere inside this, and you'll name something that warns you to stay away. Who is this person, and what is this thing?

Answer: Bell boy, bell buoy.

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