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      • Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

        Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

      • The Strange World — And Life — Of 'Mr. Turner'

        The biopic of landscape painter J. M. W. Turner depicts a man whose mind is barely engaged by anything other than his work. He's a mystery, and his art is magically indefinite — just like the movie.

      • Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview

        Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. She talks about preparing for that role and how her perceptions of herself have changed over the years.

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      • At Last, I Meet My Microbes

        At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.

      • A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

        Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

      • Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

        Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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      • At Last, I Meet My Microbes

        At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.

      • How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

        We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

      • Playlist: Science!

        From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

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