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2:45pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Music News

Music Is Everywhere: John Cage At 100

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 4:05 pm

John Cage during his 1966 concert at the opening of the National Arts Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Rowland Scherman Getty Images

OK, let's get the elephant out of the room right away. John Cage's most famous, or infamous, work is "4'33"," in which a musician walks onstage and sits at the piano for 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

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2:15pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Space

After 35 Years, Voyager Nears Edge Of Solar System

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 2:33 pm

In addition to surveying the planets, the Voyager mission also spent time studying the planets' satellites, or moons. This mosaic image, taken in 1989, shows Neptune's largest satellite, Triton. Triton has the coldest surface temperature known anywhere in the solar system.
NASA/JPL

The Voyager 1 spacecraft's 35th anniversary is proving to be unexpectedly exciting, as scientists gathered this week to examine new hints that the spacecraft is on the verge of leaving our solar system.

Voyager 1 is now more than 11 billion miles away from Earth. It blasted off in September 1977, on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. But it also carried a Golden Record filled with music and the sounds of our planet, in case it encountered intelligent life as it moved out toward the stars.

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2:12pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Around the Nation

Plaquemines Parish Still Deluged With Stormwater

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 3:56 pm

Melissa Block talks with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser about residents how in that area of Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Isaac.

2:12pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Presidential Race

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Met With Rave Reviews

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 3:56 pm

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday that was met by thunderous applause, emotional tears, and rave reviews.

11:26am

Wed September 5, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 3:56 pm

Scientists unveiled the results of a massive international project Wednesday that they say debunks the notion that most of our genetic code is made up of so-called junk DNA.

The ENCODE project, which involved hundreds of researchers in dozens of labs, also produced what some scientists are saying is like Google Maps for the human genome.

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