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Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 -0500

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a goldmine for its inventors. But it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.

Small Batch: The Violent Delights And Violent Ends Of 'Westworld'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:22:41 -0500

Glen Weldon and Audie Cornish discuss the first season of HBO's densely plotted science fiction series.

Rhode Island Police Develop Mental Health First Aid

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:52:00 -0500

Until recently, the police response to people with mental illness was arrest first, and ask questions later. But that's changing.

Black Lives Matter Activist Rebukes Trump's 'SNL' Criticism On Twitter

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:45:00 -0500

Danielle Muscato gained a lot of attention for writing that President-elect Donald Trump was "embarrassing" himself after his regular tweets attacking the show.

Assessing Trump's Pick For Defense Secretary

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0500

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Tom Ricks, a national security adviser at New America who has a surprising take on retired Marine Gen. James Mattis.

Fake U.S. Embassy In Ghana Operated For A Decade, State Department Says

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:28:00 -0500

Turkish and Ghanaian organized crime rings are said to have issued legitimate and counterfeit visas for $6,000 to people from across West Africa. They bribed corrupt officials to look the other way.

Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green's Journey From Juvenile Detention To The Met

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:20:00 -0500

Ryan Speedo Green is the bass-baritone taking the opera world by storm. But life for Green didn’t start out that way.

Why Mass Casualty Fires Are Less Common Than They Used To Be

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:11:00 -0500

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Jim Pauley, president of the National Fire Protection Association, about fire prevention and protection.

Trump Picks Carson For HUD, Sparks Conflict With China

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:06:00 -0500

NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss developments in Trump's cabinet selections, and statements on China.

Songs We Love: Six Organs Of Admittance, 'Taken By Ascent'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

Ben Chasny resets the dial of his long-running project with a momentous folk-blues burner. Chris Corsano, Circuit Des Yeux's Haley Fohr and Bitchin Bajas' Cooper Crain join in.

Why Is Brown Rice Sushi So Awful? Here's The Science

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:55:00 -0500

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

How To Teach Media Literacy

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:52:00 -0500

Amid the prevalence of fake news during and since the election, teachers across the country are getting questions from students about various conspiracy theories.

Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Blocked, Unclear For How Long

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:00 -0500

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Nathan Rott about the latest developments, and the possibilities for the pipeline project's future.

A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:40:00 -0500

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.