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  1. Island nations prepare for a looming future without landRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2017 | WNED

    International climate talks continue this week in Bonn, Germany. But the actual host nation for the United Nation annual conference is Fiji , and it's the first time an island nation facing dire impacts of climate change has held the symbolic leadership role.


  2. Twitter ignored warnings about Russian accounts in 2015Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | WNED

    Social media companies like Twitter and Facebook have been testifying before Congress over the past few weeks about how their platforms were used by Russian agents to interfere in the 2016 US election. Twitter revealed that more than 36,000 accounts with links to Russia tweeted about the election, 3,000 of which were associated with the Kremlin's Internet Research Agency, a "troll farm."


  3. Life after the Fed: What will Janet Yellen do next?Read the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | WNED

    Come February, Janet Yellen will be out of a job. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump hinted that he would replace the Fed chair when given the chance.


  4. Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | WNED

    What happens when you're faced with a workforce that seems unwelcoming or even hostile? For people like Dennis Jackson, often the answer is to become your own boss. In Los Angeles, he is making the best of an October heat wave by selling solar panels.


  5. A new racial literacy for educational equityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | WNED

    American schools often demonstrate racial inequality with less money to help those who need the most. That was a topic Thursday night in the symposium "A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity" at Canisius College.


  6. Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | WNED

    The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. "Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker says.


  7. Wanted: qualified people who will work for yesterday's wagesRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 | WNED

    The economy in Bend, Oregon, is booming. Population has increased by 20 percent since 2010, driven by an influx of technology and service workers, and retirees, according to economist Damon Runberg at the Oregon Employment Department.


  8. Being 'endlessly sorry' may not put an end to VW's emissions scam troublesRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | WNED

    Volkswagen's CEO Martin Winterkorn has said he's 'endlessly sorry' that his company rigged the pollution control systems of millions of its diesel cars to show bogus emission levels during tests. The company's US business chief, Michael Horn, admits VW "totally screwed up" and dramatically mislead the public and regulators.


  9. Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study saysRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2017 | WNED

    A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century. The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab , a consortium of experts from the Universities of California, Chicago and Rutgers and the Rhodium Group.


  10. A physicist who always dreamed of working in the US says it's no...Read the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | WNED

    Tucked into a corner of physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed's otherwise very cerebral-looking office is a computer with the '90s TV show, "Twin Peaks," paused midscene. The cult classic is constantly on in the background as Arkani-Hamed works on physics problems at the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey.


  11. As White Supremacists Push Onto Campuses, Schools Wrestle With ResponseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | WNED

    There's been an unprecedented spike in white supremacist activity on campuses across the U.S. since the election and college students and administrators are struggling to figure out how to respond. Posters at the University of Texas at Arlington last month implored students to "report any and all illegal aliens.


  12. States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | WNED

    It's becoming a pattern on campuses around the country. A speaker is invited, often by a conservative student group.


  13. A liberal author tries to cross over an 'empathy wall' in LouisianaRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | WNED

    The present partisan divide in America seems more bitter than at any time in recent memory. To try to better understand it, liberal sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild spent five years conducting what she calls an "empathic study" of her political opposites in Louisiana.


  14. If you can't beat the robots, buy 'emRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | WNED

    Five years ago, Marketplace explored how machines, robots and software algorithms were increasingly entering the workforce in our series " Robots Ate My Job ." Now, we're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs .


  15. How to hunt for extraterrestrial intelligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | WNED

    The search for extraterrestrial intelligence - known as SETI - got a boost in 2015, when philanthropist Yuri Milner announced plans to inject up to $100 million into the field over the next decade. His cash is funding a project called Breakthrough Listen, which plans to survey the 1 million closest stars to us and 100 nearby galaxies, using advanced telescopes and a lot of computational power.


  16. We're still unpacking Trump psychologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | WNED

    We started off with Kai Ryssdal in kind of a bad place about the news, wondering if the broken promises, brazen mistruths and brutal videos of old men being thrown off aircraft had any quantifiable consequences at all. Then we talked with George Lakoff, a retired cognitive science and linguistics professor from University of California, Berkeley.


  17. 12: This is your brain on TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | WNED

    A supporter reacts as then-candidate Donald Trump signs her button during a campaign event on December 16, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. President Trump uses the language of a "strict father" to communicate.


  18. Say hello to your robot co-workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | WNED

    Five years ago, Marketplace explored how machines, robots and software algorithms were increasingly entering the workforce in our series " Robots Ate My Job ." Now, we're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs.


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