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How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:03:03 -0400

A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.

Antarctica's Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:01:03 -0400

Researchers say the ice is melting more quickly than they've ever seen. They think it's because warm water is circulating under the ice shelf, and that the melting process appears to be irreversible.

Songs We Love: Close Talker, 'Afterthought'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:00:03 -0400

Despite its name, the Saskatoon trio gives you plenty of space to breathe. You can hear the simplicity and vastness of the Canadian prairies in its new single.

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:44:00 -0400

AT&T positions itself as the future competitor to cable, promising an era of experimentation and innovation. But consumer advocates raise a raft of concerns. Regulators will weigh both sides.

New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:40:00 -0400

There's no question bed sharing increases the risk of sudden death, pediatricians say. New guidelines are aimed at reducing that risk as much as possible in the first year of a child's life.

WATCH: Obama Reads 'Mean Tweets' — Including One From Trump

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:47:00 -0400

President Obama returned to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. He took 140-character admonishments for his dancing, his alleged condiment preferences and someone else's poor choice of conditioner.

Watch Bellows' Playful Pop Video For 'Thick Skin'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:13:00 -0400

This song and video from Oliver Kalb's eerie pop project have a playful sense of purpose. "Thick Skin" espouses the notion that the most freeing part of life is the search, not the arrival.

Top Stories: Deadly Attack On Pakistan Police; Trump TV Debuts

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:32:40 -0400

Also: Obamacare rates will rise in 2017; France will dismantle the makeshift migrant camp in Calais; and controversial Christian cartoonist Jack T. Chick dies.

Amusement Park Accident In Australia Kills 4

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:13:00 -0400

Four adults died on a water ride at Dreamworld amusement park in Queensland state. The attraction — "Thunder River Rapids" — was reportedly a fairly mild ride.

More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Pakistan

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:31:00 -0400

Most of the victims were young police cadets, NPR's Philip Reeves report. Gunmen stormed a dormitory at night, opened fire and detonated suicide vests. More than 100 people were injured in the attack.

What's In It For The Corpse Flower To Smell Like Death?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400

The corpse flower is a botanical rock star — prized by botanic gardens around the globe. In a new video, NPR's Skunk Bear explores the biology of the stinky giant, which thrives by playing dead.

Fact, Fiction, History And Heart Converge In 'The Terranauts'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:03 -0400

T.C. Boyle's new novel is ripped from the headlines ... of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.

How Lipton Built An Empire By Selling 'Farm To Table' Tea

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Lipton is just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea these days. So you might be surprised to learn that once upon a time, Lipton was known for selling tea direct from its own gardens.

Wanna Dress Like David S. Pumpkins? Sorry. Suit Sells Out

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:30:00 -0400

Perhaps you saw the Saturday Night Live skit with Tom Hanks in a crazy pumpkin suit playing David S. Pumpkins. That suit of pumpkin printed fabric is now sold out.

Chicago Art Institute's Bronze Lions Don Cubs Caps

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:21:00 -0400

It's a tradition for the big bronze lions that guard the doors of the school to wear the head gear of whichever local team is in the finals. For the first time, they're wearing Cubs baseball caps.