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  1. Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary DrinksRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 23 | National Public Radio

    Berkeley, Calif., passed the nation's first soda tax in 2014. According to a new study, the tax has succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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  2. Soda Tax Drives Down Sales In Berkeley, Calif.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | National Public Radio

    According to interviews conducted before and after Berkeley imposed a tax on sugary drinks, the tax is having the desired effect. People reported drinking 20 percent fewer sugar-sweetened drinks after the tax went into effect.

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  3. Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | National Public Radio

    The Old World hookworm is an intestinal parasite. The image above was taken by a scanning electron micrograph and was color-enhanced.

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  4. Federal Data Shows Firefighting Chemicals In U.S. Drinking Water SourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | National Public Radio

    Protesters in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., in June hold signs calling for hearings on contamination in their town's drinking water by a chemical related to firefighting foam. A team of scientists examined government data from thousands of public drinking water supplies.

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  5. U.S. Rugby Team Defends Its Gold - From 1924Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | National Public Radio

    The U.S. and Romanian rugby teams battle during the 1924 Olympics in Paris. The U.S. won the gold, defeating the heavily favored French.

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  6. Lessons In Wound Healing From Our Favorite FlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | National Public Radio

    The underwater construction skills of the caddis fly larva have caught the interest of bioengineers. The larva tapes and glues pebbles together to form a sturdy protective case.

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  7. Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food WasteRead the original story

    Friday Jul 29 | National Public Radio

    The Salvage Supperclub hosts dinners in clean, tastefully decked out dumpsters. The menus highlight ingredients frequently tossed out by home cooks - think wilted basil or bruised plums - that could be put to tastier uses.

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  8. Where Does Consciousness Come From?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 | National Public Radio

    A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

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  9. Neanderthal Dinner: Reindeer With A Side Of CannibalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | National Public Radio

    The highly fragmented Neanderthal bone collection from the TroisiA me caverne of Goyet. The bones belonged to at least five individuals.

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  10. Philadelphia Becomes 1st Major U.S. City To Pass A Tax On SodaRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Mayor Jim Kenney supported the tax. As NPR's Allison Aubrey has reported , "One of the mayor's selling points in persuading the City Council to support the measure is that much of the estimated $91 million the tax would bring to the city's coffers each year would boost funding for programs including citywide pre-K education."

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  11. Can the Soda Industry's $4 Million Ad Blitz Fend Off A Sugary Drink Tax?Read the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Opponents of a proposed sugary drink tax demonstrate outside City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Philadelphia City Council is set to consider a sugary drink tax that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements.

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  12. It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early Childhood TeacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Why would she teach preschool when she could make a heck of a lot more money teaching kindergarten? It's a question I've heard over and over again reporting on education. In some places, we pay early childhood education less than fast food workers, less than tree trimmers.

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  13. This Doctor Wants To Help California Figure Out Aid-In-DyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Lonny Shavelson has studied America's experiments with aid in dying. He's now helping patients and doctors in California come to grips with the state's new law.

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  14. Did Man Make His Best Friend Twice?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | National Public Radio

    According to a new hypothesis put forward by an international team of geneticists and archeologists, dogs may have been domesticated in two different places from genetically distinct wolf populations in Europe and in East Asia. Dogs today, according to the study published in Science last week, are the result of the interbreeding of these two quite distinct populations from Europe and East Asia.

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  15. What Wisdom Can Adults Learn From Kids?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | National Public Radio

    A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

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  16. A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight CancerRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Dr. James Allison in his lab at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption Belvin was an avid runner, but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."

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  17. Taxing Sugar: 5 Things To Know About Philly's Proposed Soda TaxRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | National Public Radio

    A Philadelphia City Council committee took a key step toward a citywide soda tax on Wednesday, voting to approve a 1.5 cents-per-ounce surcharge on sweetened beverages. The measure must go for a final vote, expected June 16. If it's approved, Philadelphia would become the first major U.S. city to impose a tax on sugary drinks.

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  18. Are Emotions Skin Deep?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | National Public Radio

    There are millions of botulinum toxin treatments performed, mostly on women, around the world every year. And this sort of cosmetic intervention may have side effects - ones that go beyond the merely cosmetic.

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  19. Songs We Love: Mara Hruby, 'In The Wee Small Hours'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Mara Hruby is a master at facing fears. The singer-songwriter born in Oakland, Calif., channels the many emotions of artists such as Julie London, Van Hunt and Ella Fitzgerald on her 2014 EP, Archaic Rapture .

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  20. Do We Learn 'At First' By Imitation?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | National Public Radio

    Aristotle wrote that imitation is natural to human beings from childhood, and he observed that this is one of our advantages over the so-called lower animals. In the last two millennia, we have learned very little that would contradict Aristotle's believe that imitation - the ability to see others and do what they do - is critical for human learning and development.

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