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What Are The Secrets of Centenarians?

NPR | May 22, 2015 10:45 a.m.

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.

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Can Aging Be Cured?

NPR | May 22, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.

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How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

NPR | May 22, 2015 2:58 a.m.

With pizza delivery as a model, Mexican cartels revolutionized the heroin trade, making it easily available in smaller U.S. communities. Journalist Sam Quinones has the story in his new book.

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

NPR | May 21, 2015 5:29 p.m.

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?

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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

NPR | May 21, 2015 5:27 p.m.

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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A Long, Winding Trajectory for Art of Ballistics

OPB | May 21, 2015 2:09 p.m.

In this artist feature, Art of Ballistics members Will Watts and Greg Reynaud tell the story of how a problem with Reynaud’s passport helped launch their band.

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Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

NPR | May 21, 2015 1:59 p.m.

Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you've got the right tiles.

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Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

NPR | May 21, 2015 10:17 a.m.

Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late night. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

NPR | May 21, 2015 5:19 a.m.

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy of films, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.

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'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

NPR | May 20, 2015 4:17 p.m.

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.