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Is 3-D sound the future of audio?

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On Set with John Carpenter

The pure fun of John Carpenter's Halloween

Lifestyle
It may seem stodgy, but putting a pen to paper is as important as ever.

The secret advantages of great penmanship

Lifestyle
Go ahead: Try reading some Socrates.

Stop making fun of philosophy and read some philosophy

World
Countries such as Russia may struggle when their supply of natural gasses runs out.

When the petrodollars run out

Language
Welcome to Jersey!

The mysterious origins of the Jersey Devil

Politics
The 2014 governor's race is looking no better for Martha Coakley than her 2010 bid for the Senate.

The real lesson of the looming Martha Coakley disaster

Tech
This does not look like fun.

Sorry, we will not all be having sex with robots in the future

Lifestyle
Who knew veggies could taste this good?

A magic kale salad, with bacon and cheese

Politics
In the past two weeks alone, Hillary Clinton has campaigned in (clockwise) Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, and New York.

While Obama skulks, Hillary soars

Science
The celebratory dinner comes later.

Why it's wise to gamble first, eat later

Lifestyle
Aim not for Dorian Gray status, but a good life lived.

How to live a long life, according to science

Politics
Well, that didn't go as planned.

How Chris Christie flubbed his big chance at a comeback

World
Israel's Iron Dome is not hacker-proof.

Why the defense industry is ripe picking for hackers

World
The unmanned Antares rocket exploded on Tuesday night.

10 things you need to know today: October 29, 2014

Politics
Needs fewer stars?

Imagine: The Democratic States of America

Lifestyle
So long, smells!

How to get smells and stains out of Tupperware

Language
Zuckerberg's grasp of Mandarin wasn't perfect, but his audience appreciated the effort.

How well does Mark Zuckerberg speak Chinese?

Lifestyle
Turns out, the Carrie Bradshaw lifestyle can send you into debt — fast.

I rebelled against my frugal upbringing — and it cost me

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