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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

Sun, 2015-04-19 01:20

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

After releasing the new Marvel superhero series, Daredevil, which features a blind hero, Netflix has added audio description options to the show.

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

The new head of the World Health Organization's Africa region predicts the Ebola outbreak will end by this fall. But the world must remain vigilant until transmission has completely stopped, she says.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs.

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Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status.

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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.

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Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

An attack in Jalalabad killed more than 30 people Saturday. President Ashraf Ghani says ISIS may have claimed responsibility. If confirmed, it would be the group's first major attack in Afghanistan.

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Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:34

A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.

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It's Record Store Day – Here Are Pictures To Prove It

Sat, 2015-04-18 13:09

From new releases to vintage finds, people have been posting photos of their favorite albums and record stores Saturday.

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Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Sat, 2015-04-18 12:03

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

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'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

Sat, 2015-04-18 10:50

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.

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WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

Sat, 2015-04-18 08:43

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

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Antitrust Inquiry Reportedly Looks At How Big Theater Chains Snare Movies

Sat, 2015-04-18 07:52

News of a federal inquiry comes as arguments over preferential treatment and exclusivity have been heating up in recent years.

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Australia Says It Broke Up ISIS-Inspired Plot To Attack WWI Event

Sat, 2015-04-18 07:07

In a series of early-morning raids, Australian counterterrorism police arrested five men in the Melbourne area Saturday, over their possible involvement in a plot to attack a memorial ceremony.

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Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly Claims Responsibility

Sat, 2015-04-18 05:59

Both the United Nations and the Taliban have condemned the attack, which targeted civilians who were in a long line at a bank.

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Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:47

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

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O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:03

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

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