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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:01:00 -0400

A small rock might contain tissue from a 130 million-year-old dinosaur brain. If confirmed, it would be the first bit of fossilized dino gray matter ever found.

Down Home In Treme With John Boutté And Shannon Powell

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0400

New Orleans is a place where you throw a parade for a funeral, where joyful music is found in struggle. In this concert documentary, two local legends show off their hometown pride.

There's Another Side To Bush Meat That Doesn't Get Much Attention

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:47:16 -0400

The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.

South Korean Adopted At Age 3 Is To Be Deported Nearly 40 Years Later

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:44:00 -0400

Adam Crapser was adopted by an American couple as a child. They never completed his citizenship papers, and abandoned him into the foster system. Now, despite appeals for help, he is being deported.

Dozens Dead In What UNICEF Calls One Of The Worst School Bombings In Syria's War

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:13:00 -0400

"Some people cursed the Assad regime. Some invoked God. And others didn't say a word," a witness tells NPR. Schools have been hit repeatedly during Syria's war and this is one of the worst incidents.

Watch Hurray For The Riff Raff Play 'The Body Electric' Live At Pickathon

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:22 -0400

Frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra dedicates the performance "to the liberation of black and brown people in the United States."

'Certain Dark Things' Is A Compelling New Take On Vampires

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:38:00 -0400

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new novel is set in a realistic, multidimensional Mexico City, where a young human boy meets a mysterious girl and gets caught up in a whirlwind of vampire-gang drug wars.

Dozens Charged With Scamming 15,000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:36:00 -0400

The U.S. government alleges that a fraud scheme used operators at Indian call centers, impersonating IRS or immigration officials, to scam thousands of people out of more than $300 million.

Is A Placebo A Sham, If You Know It's A Fake And It Still Works?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:20:00 -0400

Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.

Songs We Love: Kenny Chesney, 'Jesus And Elvis'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400

The country megastar paints a velvet portrait of a whiskey-soaked dive bar festooned with Christmas decorations in a song co-authored by Matraca Berg, Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer.

Bon Iver Shares New Details About '22, A Million' In Extensive Interview

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:36:00 -0400

The stories behind 22, A Million emerged during a nearly two-hour interview with frontman Justin Vernon at a press conference in September. The full interview wasn't available to the public until now.

Twitter Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Employees

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:58:00 -0400

The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

The World's Largest Salt Flat, Set To A Celestial Score

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:51:00 -0400

The desolate landscape of Salar de Uyuni provides the backdrop for a song by Stars Of The Lid's Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie. "The Few Of Us Left" refers to the people who harvest salt on the flats.

Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:20:00 -0400

A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.

Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:16:00 -0400

The European Union is giving the cards to Syrian refugees in Turkey. It's a massive project that will provide about $30 a person per month to the struggling families.