Andie Slamkova

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Hans Fallada novel, Nightmare in Berlin, gets first English translation

Story of married couple contending with a devastated postwar Berlin follows runaway success of Alone in Berlin<p>Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel Alone in Berlin was the hit book of the summer six years ago, selling 300,000 copies and making a bestseller of an author who had been largely forgotten. Now the …

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.<p>Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with …

Meet Rocky, the orangutan who has learnt how to mimic human speech

An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could hold the key to understanding how speech evolved in early humans.<p>Rocky, who was eight at the time of the …

Envision Festival 2016: Lineup, Educational Retreats And More

While many corners of the world are shrouded in cold, wind, snow and rain, the tropical climates of Costa Rica are beckoning. The depths of winter are a perfect time to daydream and plan for the upcoming transformational music festival, Envision 2016. Starting off the festival season with a …

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A Jazz Pianist Taps Armenian Folk, Metal Riffs And A Sense Of History

Musicians arrive at their signature sounds through all sorts of influences. For jazz pianist Tigran Hamaysan, that collection of sounds comes from far afield — he's a fan of progressive metal bands like Tool and Meshuggah — as well as from his backyard.<p>Hamasyan was born in Armenia, moved to Los …

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

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See Art Kane's Most Memorable Music Portraits

On a Sunday morning in August 1958, Art Kane waited on E. 126th Street in Harlem. He was waiting for Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, …

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