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  1. Why It's So Hard To Make A Solid Test For Driving While StonedRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Law enforcement officials would love to have a clear way to tell when a driver is too drugged to drive. But the decades of experience the country has in setting limits for alcohol have turned out to be rather useless so far because the mind-altering compound in cannabis, THC, dissolves in fat, whereas alcohol dissolves in water.

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  2. Babies With Genes From Three People Could Be Ethical, Panel SaysRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Scientists have the ability to use DNA from three adults to make one embryo. But should they? A. Dudzinski/Science Source hide caption Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three different people? An influential panel of experts has concluded the answer could be yes.

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  3. U.S. Quake Warning System Could Save Lives When Seconds CountRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | National Public Radio

    This San Francisco home collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also claimed dozens of lives. ADAM TEITELBAUM/AFP/Getty Images hide caption Scientists still can't predict an earthquake.

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  4. Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science TeachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | National Public Radio

    In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama talked about the progress he's made on big issues, including education . And he laid out a new goal: expanding computer science in America's schools.

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  5. Another Burning Miss Universe Query: Why Did Miss Honduras Wear Skulls?Read the original story

    Dec 23, 2015 | National Public Radio

    In the Miss Universe parade of national costumes, Iroshka Lindaly Elvir, Miss Honduras, wore a skull on her headdress and had a train of skulls. What did they symbolize? Richard D. Salyer/Courtesy of Miss Universe Organization hide caption In the Miss Universe parade of national costumes, Iroshka Lindaly Elvir, Miss Honduras, wore a skull on her headdress and had a train of skulls.

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  6. Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Larycia Hawkins, a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois, decided to wear a head scarf during the Advent season as a gesture of solidarity with Muslims. In doing so, Hawkins quoted Pope Francis , saying that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God."

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  7. Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line To See 'Star Wars' To Producing It HerselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is aware that all of her film mentors have been men. "Part of my responsibility is I need to bring other women along," she says.

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  8. Bodies Through Time: A Historian Traces Our Evolving Relationship With The DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Growing up as the son of a pathologist, Thomas Laqueur says, his father would leave the dinner table to conduct autopsies. Sometimes Laqueur would watch his father prepare pathological samples that he had taken from the bodies.

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  9. MeshugganismoRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | National Public Radio

    One family in Berkeley, California uses a strange word to describe the way their Jewish and Latino immigrant heritages combine to make something new. Please keep your community civil.

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  10. Physicists Probe Antimatter For Clues To How It All BeganRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Physicists used a giant particle collider on Long Island, N.Y., to make antimatter. Then they studied using this giant detector.

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  11. In Peru, Folk Remedies Like Frog Smoothies Are Comfort FoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Jackie Rodriguez PeA a prepares a frog smoothie at her stand at the Mercado de las Brujas in Lima, Peru. Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato for NPR hide caption Jackie Rodriguez PeA a prepares a frog smoothie at her stand at the Mercado de las Brujas in Lima, Peru.

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  12. What's In The Budget Deal: More Spending, Some Savings, A Few GimmicksRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2015 | National Public Radio

    On his way out the door, Boehner is leaving a present for the new speaker: more than a year with no debt ceiling or budget showdowns. Congress just might give the nation a reprieve on the fiscal drama for all of 2016.

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  13. Survey: Half Of Food Workers Go To Work Sick Because They Have ToRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | National Public Radio

    The vast majority of reported cases of norovirus - the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses across the country - have been linked to infected food industry workers. iStockphoto hide caption The vast majority of reported cases of norovirus - the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses across the country - have been linked to infected food industry workers.

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  14. Sexual Harrassment Case Shines Light On Science's Dark SecrectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | National Public Radio

    A sexual harassment case is sending shock waves through the scientific community this week, and raising questions nationwide about how common sexual harassment is in science and why so little is typically done to stop it. A six-month investigation by the University of California, Berkeley, concluded in June that a faculty member, renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy, violated multiple sexual harassment policies over the course of a decade.

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  15. Who's Responsible for Your Uber Driver's Health Coverage?Read the original story

    Oct 11, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Deco Carter, who drives mostly for Lyft, a ride-hailing service, has been involved in two auto accidents that left him unable to work while his car was being repaired. For six months, Eliza Kinrose worked about 10 hours a week delivering everything from cupcakes to art supplies to strangers' homes.

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  16. Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New TaxRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Retailers in Berkeley, Calif., are passing about 70 percent of the extra cost from the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on to consumers, a study finds. Wikimedia hide caption Retailers in Berkeley, Calif., are passing about 70 percent of the extra cost from the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on to consumers, a study finds.

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  17. Meet Mozzified, A Site For Ramadan Recipes, Sharia Memes, And Nosy Auntie JokesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | National Public Radio

    A Muslim pop culture website: the idea seemed so obvious, Zainab Khan waited years for someone else to make one. A place for jokes about nosy aunties, sharing hijab hacks and Ramadan recipes, and advice on navigating Minder .

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  18. Remembering Henry Jacobs, The 'Goof-Off' Who Pioneereed Surround SoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Henry Jacobs, a sound artist whose achievements had a lasting influence on his peers, died last Friday at age 90. Important Records hide caption Henry Jacobs, a sound artist whose achievements had a lasting influence on his peers, died last Friday at age 90. Pioneering sound artist Henry Jacobs has died. Jacobs was a humorist, record producer, sound designer and more.

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  19. The Secret To The Inuit High-Fat Diet May Be Good GenesRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2015 | National Public Radio

    We talk a lot on The Salt about the Mediterranean diet , which is rich in nuts, olive oil, fish, fruits and vegetables. Scientists believe it's one of the world's healthiest patterns of eating, and can protect against a lot of chronic diseases.

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  20. Smell Mapping: Using Your Nose To Retrace Your StepsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | National Public Radio

    A University of California, Berkeley psychologist has found that people can create a map in their heads with scents as location markers. NPR replicates the experiment with a master sommelier, and discovers that olfactory navigation is lot more successful if you have a sophisticated nose.

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