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Gospel's Blind Boys Meet Changing Times With Open Minds — The men behind the new album I'll Find a Way may be in their 70s and 80s today — but they're still The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2? — Sustainability consultant Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2, a hermetically sealed environment in Arizona. The experience provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of conditions.

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Got Baguettes? Bakers' Lobby Tells France To Eat More Bread — The French, it seems, aren't eating bread the way they used to. The average French person consumes just half a baguette a day, down from a full baguette 40 years ago. Those statistics worry the French bakers' lobby, the Observatoire du Pain.

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Brazil's Traffic Is A Circus, So Send In The Clowns — Uncle Honk and Fom Fom are traffic clowns, or palhacos, hired by the city of Olinda to make the roads a bit safer. They lean into traffic, making exaggerated gestures, like the sweep of the arm to mimic fastening a seat belt, and a mimed reminder to never drink and drive.

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A Latvian Photographer Never Lets Down His Guard  — With the flurry of economic activity in Latvia, the EU's fastest growing economy, photographer Reinis Hofmanis started documenting guard booths on the construction sites in Latvia's capital city, Riga. It's part of his series called "Territory".