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Why do people have different tastes in music? A music education expert explains why some songs are universally liked, while others aren’t

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jane Kuehne, Auburn University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to Why do we have a certain taste in music, different than others? – Shirya R., age 11 When you turn on the radio, you might hear […]

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MEDIA ALERT: Leading Into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Geographic Debuts Trailer and Key Art for Emmy® Award-winning Anthology Series, GENIUS: MLK/X

National Geographic: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Key Art for GENIUS: MLK/X ©2024 National Geographic Partners, LLC WHAT: Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Geographic released the trailer and key art for the newest installment of the Emmy Award-winning anthology series GENIUS: MLK/X. For the first time, the docu-drama series explores the lives of two iconic geniuses: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

todayJanuary 13, 2024 6

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Two companies will attempt the first US moon landings since the Apollo missions a half-century ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — China and India scored moon landings, while Russia, Japan and Israel ended up in the lunar trash heap.   Now two private companies are hustling to get the U.S. back in the game, more than five decades after the Apollo program ended.   It’s part of a NASA-supported effort to kick-start commercial moon deliveries, as the space agency focuses on getting astronauts back there.   […]

todayJanuary 5, 2024 5

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Taylor Swift’s new romance, debt-erasing gifts and the eclipse are among most joyous moments of 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A romance that united sports and music fans, a celestial wonder that drew millions of eyes skyward and a spiritual homecoming for some Native American tribes were just some of the moments that inspired us and brought joy in 2023. In a year that saw multiple wars, deadly mass shootings, earthquakes, wildfires, sexual harassment stories and other tragedies, these events were among those that broke […]

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Today in History: January 19, Lucille Ball gives birth, on TV and in real life

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2024. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.) On this date: In 1853, Giuseppe […]

todayJanuary 1, 2024 5

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At the stroke of midnight, the New Year gives a clean slate for long-elusive resolutions

AP-New-Year-Resolutions Dec 31, 2023 12:08 AM - 602 words By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and DANIEL KOZIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an annual end-of-year exercise in futility for many. But a clean slate awaits at the stroke of midnight for the next round of resolutions. From the first spray of fireworks to the closing chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” 366 days into the future — 2024 is a leap […]

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