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Armor For Batteries Could Protect Hungry Kids From Harm

Mon, 2014-11-03 12:20

Thousands of children swallow tiny batteries used in watches, calculators and toys each year. A team from MIT and Harvard is working on a pressure-sensitive insulating shield to prevent damage.

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It Turns Out That Fighting Polio Is Good Training To Fight Ebola

Mon, 2014-11-03 11:20

Nigeria knows how to beat back polio. And that's helped in the battle against Ebola. But other West African countries are struggling to beat the deadly virus — and neglecting anti-polio efforts.

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Holy Goats! They're Kind Of A Big Deal In One Nepali Town

Mon, 2014-11-03 11:07

The people of Nepal like goat dishes. They like goat sacrifices. But not all local goats meet such a fate. In one town, goats do as they please. After all, they're divine!

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'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:31

As half of the wisecracking NPR radio show, Tom Magliozzi made us laugh at our car problems. He and his brother, Ray, also taught us how things work.

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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:30

Tom Magliozzi bantered weekly with his brother, Ray, on the public radio show. They joked, laughed and sometimes even gave good advice to listeners with car troubles. Tom Magliozzi was 77 years old.

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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:22

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.

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Sandwich Monday: The Baco

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:20

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Baco — not the bacon bit, but the bao-taco hybrid from Saucy Porka in Chicago.

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5 Widgets And Apps For Election Day

Mon, 2014-11-03 10:16

Worried you don't know the essentials for the 2014 midterm elections? Here's a mobile cheat sheet to plug you in for Election Day.

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In A Remote Corner Of Sudan, An American Takes His Stand

Mon, 2014-11-03 09:59

Ryan Boyette arrived in the Nuba Mountains more than a decade ago and has made it his mission to document abuses he says the government carries out with regularity.

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On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops

Mon, 2014-11-03 09:46

With some 1,500 heirloom fruits and vegetables under cultivation, Appalachia is the most diverse foodshed in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico. Among them is a beloved corn called Bloody Butcher.

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Contemplating Brittany Maynard's Final Choice

Mon, 2014-11-03 08:57

People who choose assisted suicide tend to be over 65, white and well-educated. And they want to feel in control of their fate. When a young person chooses that route, it draws fresh questions.

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A Non-GMO Way To Get More, Tastier Tomatoes

Mon, 2014-11-03 08:32

Farmers want tomato varieties that yield more fruit. Consumers want tastier ones. How to resolve that tension? A new genetic toolkit could help growers maximize the best of both worlds.

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From Bad To Worse: A Tough Day For The Washington Redskins

Sun, 2014-11-02 13:03

It began with a bus crash and protests over the team's name and ended with a 29-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

Sun, 2014-11-02 10:39

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.

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After Acid Attacks And Execution, Iran Defends Human Rights Record

Sun, 2014-11-02 08:50

Iranian officials are lashing out at a U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution under President Hassan Rouhani.

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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

Sun, 2014-11-02 08:43

Kipsang has also won in Berlin and London in just over a year. Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champ, was running in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth in 2012.

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Ukraine's Separatists Claim Victory In Defiant Vote

Sun, 2014-11-02 06:56

Elections held in Donetsk and Luhansk have been condemned by the Ukrainian government, the U.S. and European countries.

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Scores Killed In Apparent Suicide Attack At India-Pakistan Border

Sun, 2014-11-02 06:21

The attack occurred on the Pakistani side of the famous Wagah border post, where crowds gather nightly to watch border guards in a choreographed routine.

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Lights Back On In Bangladesh After Nationwide Blackout

Sun, 2014-11-02 05:02

The failure of a link that supplies electricity from neighboring India is suspected to have caused the massive outage on Saturday.

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Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

Sun, 2014-11-02 04:42

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in midair over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

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