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  1. 'Infinitely Polar Bear' never comes to terms with the story's dangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Christian Science Monitor

    It would have been interesting to see what actor Mark Ruffalo could have done with his part of a man with bipolar disorder if he hadn't been encouraged to be puppyish and sweet. Mark Ruffalo plays Cam, a man with bipolar disorder attempting to care for his two young daughters, in writer-director Maya Forbes's semi-autobiographical "Infinitely Polar Bear."

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  2. As China knocks down Christian crosses, the faithful restore themRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Christian Science Monitor

    In Zhejiang Province authorities have knocked down more than 450 crosses from official Protestant churches in an anti-Christian campaign. On June 8 they demolished a large edifice in Yanxie near Wenling.

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  3. As China knocks down Christian crosses, the faithful put them backRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Christian Science Monitor

    In Zhejiang Province, where evangelical ferment is high, authorities have knocked down more than 450 crosses from official Protestant churches in an anti-Christian campaign. But many parishioners are not accepting the change.

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  4. No more raw food diet? Chimps can cook, and would, if they had toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | Christian Science Monitor

    Raw slices of white sweet potato may not be haute cuisine, but chimpanzees can quickly learn to cook them, according to a new study. Chimps also show a preference for cooked food and are willing to save the sweet potato chips until they can be cooked.

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  5. No more raw food diet? Chimps can cook, and would, if they had toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Christian Science Monitor

    A chimpanzee eats its lunch using a spoon at Villa Lorena animal refugee center in Cali, Colombia, in 2009. Findings published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggest that chimpanzees understand the transformation of raw food into cooked, will postpone eating raw food in order to get the cooked version, and happily carry food some distance to cook it.

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  6. Tiny house owners search for an urban roostRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    First came urban chicken coops, then food trucks. The latest trend to test city zoning laws? Tiny houses built on trailer beds.

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  7. The FXB toolkit: Latest weapon in fighting povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    In this photo taken in 2003, FXB founder Albina du Boisrouvray poses with a group of children from an FXBVillage in Jaipur, India. A global development group is releasing a new planning guide - a "tool kit" - that aims to take on extreme poverty, 100 families at a time.

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  8. How I discovered what's in a nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    I am, if one can believe Internet searches, the only Edward Ordman in the world. This is surprising.

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  9. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev: What were they thinking?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    As the punishment phase in the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins this week, we're expected to hear allegations of brainwashing and accusations of complicity. Soon, we'll have a punishment - execution or life in prison - for convicted bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev.

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  10. 'Scientific wonderland' expected as spacecraft approaches PlutoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    A planet redder than Mars? Rivers of liquid neon flowing across the surface? A subsurface ocean? A binary planet in a solar system filled with soloists? But it's not. It's Pluto, or at least inferences or speculations about Pluto astronomers have drawn from their ever-shifting vantage point, currently some 3 billion miles away.

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  11. 'Scientific wonderland' expected as spacecraft approaches PlutoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    An artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system's frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range.

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  12. Opinion: Threat intelligence is the judo move needed to take down hackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    The kit was advertised on Russian forums and it was - and continues to be - updated regularly. The speed at which software exploits spread around the deep Web, giving technically skilled criminals the chance to find ways to use it, didn't give other financial institutions much time to patch the holes in their infrastructure to stay ahead of attackers.

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  13. Prosecution rests in Boston Marathon bombing trial. What's ahead for defense?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad and Judy Clarke during his federal death penalty trial in Boston in this March 5 courtroom sketch. The prosecution finished its case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the same way it began nearly two months ago - painting a picture of the devastation and heartache caused by the bombings.

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  14. Why Luke Skywalker's binary sunset may be real after allRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is the most 'Tatooine-like' planet yet found in our galaxy and is depicted here in this artist's concept with its two stars.

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  15. Prosecution rests in Boston Marathon bombing trial. What's ahead for defense?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad and Judy Clarke during his federal death penalty trial in Boston in this March 5 courtroom sketch. The prosecution finished its case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the same way it began nearly two months ago - painting a picture of the devastation and heartache caused by the bombings.

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  16. What was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev like as a high-schooler? Old friend testifies.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    A Ruger pistol that was shown during the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial is displayed at a conference room at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston Tuesday. Stephen Silva testified Tuesday that he loaned Mr. Tsarnaev a P95 Ruger pistol in February 2013.

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  17. Boston breaks snow record. More to come?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    With 2.9 inches Sunday, Logan International Airport hit 108.6 inches for the season, topping a record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton . Computer models indicate a coastal storm could develop Friday, but they differ on its track.

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  18. Boston breaks snow record. More to come?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    With 2.9 inches Sunday, Logan International Airport hit 108.6 inches for the season, topping a record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton . Computer models indicate a coastal storm could develop Friday, but they differ on its track.

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  19. Climate change is destroying Chilean mummies, say scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture. Humid air is allowing bacteria to grow, causing the mummies' skin "to go black and become gelatinous," said Ralph Mitchell, a professor emeritus of applied biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who examined the rotting mummies.

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  20. At core of Boston Marathon bombing trial, brothers' complex relationshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer, a convert to radical Islam, and someone potentially involved in a triple murder. He was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2011 and later spent six months in the southwest Russian regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, where authorities have said they suspect he tried to join Islamist insurgents.

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