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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:10

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:10

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:04

Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:04

Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.

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2015 Rankings List Most 'Bicycle Friendly' U.S. States

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:45

The League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no American state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.

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2015 Rankings List Most 'Bicycle Friendly' U.S. States

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:45

The League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no American state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.

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The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:33

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.

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The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:33

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.

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Christians In U.S. On Decline As Number Of 'Nones' Grows, Survey Finds

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:38

The Pew Research Center survey found the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christian dropped almost 8 percentage points over a seven-year period.

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Christians In U.S. On Decline As Number Of 'Nones' Grows, Survey Finds

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:38

The Pew Research Center survey found the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christian dropped almost 8 percentage points over a seven-year period.

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A Report Card On Global Cooperation: Decent On Iran, Lousy In Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:13

The international pressure on Iran's nuclear program was one of the rare examples of global cooperation in the past year. On most issues, like the war in Syria, the global community came up short.

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A Report Card On Global Cooperation: Decent On Iran, Lousy In Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:13

The international pressure on Iran's nuclear program was one of the rare examples of global cooperation in the past year. On most issues, like the war in Syria, the global community came up short.

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Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:06

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

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Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 07:06

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

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Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 06:33

The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 06:33

The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 05:33

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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Vienna Introduces New, Same-Sex Themed Crosswalk Signals

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 05:27

The same-sex icons went up at 49 intersections across the city. The mayor said they were a "sign of openness." The signs also include opposite sex couples.

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