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What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:00:16 -0500

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.



In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.



Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:52:10 -0500

A panel of public-radio DJs recommends music for the end of your 2016 — including songs from Third Root, Regina Spektor and Sylvan Esso.



After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.



Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:47:47 -0500

Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.



Einstein's Age Of Extremism

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:38:19 -0500

Albert Einstein, a Jewish intellectual, represented a spirit of liberalism and rational inquiry opposite of what the new German state insisted was right in 1933, says guest blogger David Bodanis.



Jill Stein Campaign Plans To Take Pennsylvania Recount Effort To Federal Court

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:54:00 -0500

Shortly after Stein's withdrawal from the state recount effort, citing the $1 million bond required by the court, her campaign said it plans to "file for emergency relief" in federal court on Monday.



Trump Talks With Taiwan, In A Move That May Spell Friction With China

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:41:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.



The Birth Of 'Nueva Trova Cubana' And Other Music Styles In Castro's Cuba

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.



Fidel Castro's Legacy On Race Relations In Cuba And Abroad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro leaves behind a complicated legacy both in his home country and abroad. Professor Mark Sawyer of UCLA looks at how his views on race affected generations of Afro-Cubans.



Vegetarians Object To Traces Of Beef Tallow In U.K. Currency

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

British vegetarians, vegans and religious objectors are expressing outrage this week after the Bank of England revealed that its new 5 pound note contains trace amounts of beef tallow.



Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.



Mattis' Appointment Would Require Special Approval From Congress

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Trump's pick of retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary will require Congress to bypass a certain law. Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University discusses the law's origins.



U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.



Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.