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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:57

A lot of bad nutrition science makes headlines. To teach his news colleagues a lesson, a science journalist conducted a flawed study, sent out press releases and watched who bit. Did he go too far?

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Eight 'exploited' L'Oreal heiress

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:55
A French court hands down jail sentences and fines to eight people found guilty of exploiting billionaire Liliane Bettencourt.

VIDEO: 'Surge' in women joining IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:55
New research suggests young women travelling to Syria sometimes become involved in IS propaganda and recruitment, but often end up "domestically isolated in severe conditions".

Rangers 1-3 Motherwell

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:45
Motherwell hold a two-goal advantage in the Scottish Premiership play-offs after they beat Rangers at Ibrox.

Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:43
An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.

‘I just smash anything that moves'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:37
Saracens flanker Jacques Burger is relishing the chance to get his teeth into Bath, as Chris Jones discovers ahead of Saturday’s Premiership final.

Heat wave death toll passes 1,000 in India

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:36

Some reports are saying that as many as 1,400 people have died in India due to the country's latest severe heat wave, where temperatures are reaching well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Several news organizations are posting photos of melting asphalt in New Delhi streets.

Indians are hoping for monsoon season rains to come soon and provide some relief from the sweltering temperatures.

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reached BBC Correspondent Justin Rowlatt in Delhi.

“Everybody here is being warned, take things easy. Don’t push it in this terrible heat,” says Rowlatt.  

But many of India’s poorest residents don’t have the luxury of taking a few days off work.

“They’re desperate for the work, so they go out and continue to work hard (in the heat),” Rowlatt says.  “What people are waiting for is the great release of the monsoon, which cools temperatures down.”

Drug Addiction, On The Rise, Cropping Up As Campaign Trail Issue

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:33

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.

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Lawro's lowdown on the FA Cup final

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:30
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on whether Arsenal or Aston Villa will win at Wembley on Saturday.

Video: Homeless in LA

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:29

Mark Aranguri, trained firefighter and father of four, tells his story about being homeless in Los Angeles.

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What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:24

About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.

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Honda, Fiat and BMW in airbag recall

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:13
Three major carmakers have expanded recalls of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.

Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:06

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."

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Neruda death probe inconclusive

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 12:04
New tests on the remains of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda say they have found no conclusive evidence he was poisoned.

Ireland votes through Aer Lingus deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:49
The Republic of Ireland's parliament has approved the sale of the nation's 25% stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owner, IAG.

Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:35

In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

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A symbol of holding out

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:26
Tiny buildings that stand in the way of big developments

Great Barrier Reef status at risk

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:21
Australia holds its breath as Unesco decides status

Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:05
Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.

MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 11:05
MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.