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North Carolina Shipwreck Offers Clues About Blackbeard

Also, we answer a question from Japan about the painful disease fibromyalgia | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
Ian McShane as Blackbeard in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

Ideas for Getting a Firm Grip on Weed Control

Experts advise using two or more methods to deal with unwelcome plants | AGRICULTURE REPORT
Farm workers weed strawberry rows on a field outside Salinas, California

How to Do It: Making Paper by Hand

Modern paper-making began in China about 2,000 years ago | TECHNOLOGY REPORT
Liquified cat-tail plants are filtered through a screen to make a sheet of paper

Playing in the Sun and Sea at Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Why visitors come back summer after summer to these two islands off the coast of Massachusetts | THIS IS AMERICA
Kayakers on Nashaquitsa Pond, in Nashaquitsa, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Louis Kahn, 1901-1974: He Helped Define Modern Architecture

One of his most important designs is the government center in Dhaka, Bangladesh | PEOPLE IN AMERICA
The triangular staircase is one of the main architectural features of the Louis Kahn Building, which houses the Yale University Art Gallery, in New Haven, Conn

UN Appeals for Famine Aid for Somalia

The United Nations says tens of thousands, mainly children, may have died already in two areas held by al-Shabab | IN THE NEWS
An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at a new settlement in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday

Science Fiction: 'A Princess of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Part 2)

John Carter gains the respect of his Martian captors | AMERICAN STORIES
John Carter prepares to throw a heavy rock on a cowering Martian in a painting by Frank Schoonover for the book "A Princess of Mars."

Chopsticks For China, Made in America

Also, a look at the work hours of Americans. And music by Bon Iver | AMERICAN MOSAIC
Chopsticks come off the production line at Georgia Chopsticks in Americus, Georgia

Paying Someone Else to Worry About Your Online Image

Reputation management is a growing industry. We talk with Ken Wisnefski, chief of Webimax | ECONOMICS REPORT
Negative online comments can harm a company's or individual's reputation.

Economy Pushes Spanish to Learn English

Language learning is up in Spain and across Europe | EDUCATION REPORT
A book fair in Madrid. More Spaniards are learning English these days.

American History: After Second World War, a Baby Boom

A look at the growth of suburbs and other changes in the population in the 1950s and '60s | MAKING OF A NATION
Part of Levittown, New York, in 1948

Study Says AIDS Drugs Can Raise Life Expectancy in Africa

But the study in Uganda found differences between women and men, who wait longer to seek treatment | HEALTH REPORT
Michel Sidibe, head of the United Nations AIDS agency, speaks Sunday in Rome at a conference on HIV/AIDS

Exploring the Art of Glass Through History and Around the World

Glass artist Tim Tate makes art with a message of healing | EXPLORATIONS
"Sacred Heart of Healing" by Tim Tate is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington
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