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One on One with Becky Magura: Dallas Smith

One on One with Becky Magura

Now in his 70s, Dallas Smith is an author, a marathoner and a mentor to runners world wide. Dallas will discuss crossing the finish line in Boston last year before the tragic bombing, his love of running and writing, and why he continues to travel the country in search of an open road.

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NATURE: Snow Monkeys

NATURE

Most primates are found in the Earth’s tropical regions, but somehow this hearty population of monkeys has managed to eke out a living in the frigid mountains of Northern Japan. They are the northern most living primate – aside from humans.

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NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?

NOVA

What makes an animal smart? Many scientists believe the secret lies in relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures — including humans — seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes.

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YOUR INNER FISH: Your Inner Monkey

YOUR INNER FISH

Find out which beneficial traits—and some less useful ones—our primate progenitors bequeathed us.

Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

GREAT PERFORMANCES

Sleeping Beauty, the timeless fairy tale about a princess cursed to sleep for a hundred years, was adapted into a ballet by Tchaikovsky in 1890. Choreographer Matthew Bourne's highly theatrical production, set to Tchaikovsky’s music, is a re-imagining of that classic tale.

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