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Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:14

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

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Ferrari suffer Bahrain test setback

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:08
Ferrari's attempts to improve their form suffer a setback as they abandon running early at this week's Bahrain test.

Car fumes cut easier than UN thought

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:07
UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.

Irish president meets London mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:03
Irish President Michael D Higgins meets Mayor of London Boris Johnston on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.

PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

As of today, we know a whole lot more about how much Medicare pays doctors. The government has released huge amounts of data on which doctors, got paid how much, for what procedures. The data show payments to more than 800,000 doctors and health care organizations. It includes information for thousands of procedures.

Also, some mergers have relevance to people’s lives says antitrust attorney Allen Grunes, and the proposed Time Warner-Comcast deal is one of them. Grunes, with the firm GeyerGorey, says the internet will be a focal point as the combined company would have at least 40 percent, and as much as 50 percent, of the fastest high-speed internet service market.

Coffee is the single-most popular food item — solid or liquid — that Americans consume at breakfast, according to the NPD Group. And although American coffee consumption has been more or less flat since the 1980s (and has fallen since peaking in the 1940s), one category is booming: single serve. The dominant player in the domestic market is Green Mountain’s Keurig machines and their K-cup pods but Switzerland-based Nestle and its Nespresso machines are hoping to muscle in to U.S. market.

On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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Murder hunt after city house death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:49
Police launch a murder inquiry after a woman is found dead and her partner seriously injured following reports of a man within their home.

Greece to issue five-year bond

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:38
Greece says it will return to long-term debt markets with a five-year bond issue, as thousands take part in a 24-hour strike over austerity measures.

Germany to release confiscated art

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:35
Prosecutors in Germany are to release 1,280 works of art confiscated two years ago from the Munich apartment of collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Tech firms urge password reset

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:34
Several technology companies are advising the public that they should change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.

#SaveAleppo: Syria's cry for help

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:34
How Syrians are using social media to ask the world to listen

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:26
Ramirez wants AC Milan move, Man Utd chase Gonalons, West Ham target Bardsley, Tottenham track Benito plus more

New HS2 compensation announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:24
Homeowners near the controversial line will be given up to £100,000, even if they decide not to move, under government proposals.

Nigel Evans sex abuse trial jury out

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:19
The jury in the sex abuse trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans retires to consider its verdict.

Lost Malaysian Plane Could Land In Cultural Lore

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:17

The plane's vanishing is a tragedy and an unsolved mystery. The desire for answers means the event could retain attention for decades, as have the disappearances of Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart.

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Day in pictures: 9 April 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:05
News photos from the past 24 hours: 9 April

WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:54

About 150 million people worldwide have hepatitis C, and all should be assessed and treated, the World Health Organization says. The cost of screening and drugs means that won't happen soon.

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'Tougher' GCSEs and A-levels revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:42
There will be a stronger emphasis on maths skills and science practicals will no longer count towards A-level grades, as new-look GCSEs and A-levels for England are revealed.

DUP seek clarity from PSNI over guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:40
The DUP's Arlene Foster calls on police to reveal if they were aware of claims that a senior member of Sinn Féin was involved in buying and smuggling weapons from America.

Jones attacks Cameron over Welsh NHS

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:39
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells BBC Radio Wales he does not believe Prime Minister David Cameron cares "two hoots" for Welsh NHS.
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