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3:40 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

What Is 10 Trillion Times More Powerful Than A Heartbeat?

Robert Krulwich NPR

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 10:25 am

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7:54 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Reading Science: A Story Of Consensus And Community

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Located 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Perseus, a reflection nebula called NGC 1333 epitomizes the beautiful chaos of a dense group of stars being born. Most of the visible light from the young stars in this region is obscured by the dense, dusty cloud in which they formed.
Spitzer Space Telescope NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. A. Gutermuth

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:18 am

How does science make progress? How do scientists know what they claim to know? What does it mean when scientists say they have come to a consensus?

These questions are far more than academic. We live in a world where issues of science and technology dominate headlines and policy. In that way, science and its claims effect the very real world choices we all face in domains as varied as climate change, genetically modified foods and the uses of Big Data.

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7:54 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba

Alo Brasil.
Abi Reimold WXPN

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:42 am

Based in Philadelphia, Alo Brasil synthesizes various types of samba, with the hopes of making it a style accessible to American audiences. Alex Shaw, director of Alo Brasil, recently appeared on World Cafe to discuss the exploration of samba as it became an urbanized form.

Here, Shaw takes us through the evolution of samba since the earliest version represented by Samba Chula de Sao Braz. Hear a few of Shaw's picks, including a carnival performance in Rio from 2011.

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7:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

LISTEN: 'Light Warlpiri,' The New Language In Australia

A screen image from a video that professor Carmel O'Shannessy has created. In it, a girl tells a story in "Light Warlpiri," the language O'Shannessy reports she discovered in Australia.
Carmel O'Shannessy

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:00 pm

  • From 'All Things Considered': Carmel O'Shannessy tells Audie Cornish about the origin of 'Light Warlpiri.'

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7:53 am
Wed July 17, 2013

WWE Can Now Tag-Team With NSA Versus Leakers

Match outcomes at WWE's Wrestlemania 29 event are just a few of the ones a Reddit user predicted with 100 percent accuracy.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:46 pm

While perhaps not on par with Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning, Reddit user Dolphins1925's leaks could shake up the world of professional wrestling.

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7:52 am
Wed July 17, 2013

VIDEOS: Robot Sticks Backflip; Don't Miss The Bloopers Too

This robot sure can flip.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:13 pm

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8:08 am
Tue July 16, 2013

For The Love Of The Game: How Cricket Transformed India

Cricket Game
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Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:03 am

The English language and cricket were Britain's two largest colonial legacies in India, says journalist James Astill, but it is the second of these bequests that is the subject of his important and incisive new book, The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, And the Turbulent Rise of Modern India. Astill is a former bureau chief for the Economist in New Delhi, and he notes the parallels between the country's control of cricket and its dramatic economic rise.

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8:08 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Cook Your Cupboard: Chowchow Down With Jacques Pepin

Samantha Lunn in Chattanooga, Tenn., wants to know what to do with currants, pickled onions and chowchow.
Courtesy of Samantha Lunn

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 5:22 am

This is an installment of NPR's Cook Your Cupboard, an ongoing food series about working with what you have on hand. Have a food that has you stumped? Share a photo and we'll ask chefs about our favorites. The current submission category: Booze!

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Tue July 16, 2013

'Nuclear Option' In Play As Senators Meet In Secret

Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 10:38 pm

(Most recent update: 9:40 p.m ET.)

The microphones are ready. The cameras are in position. The reporters are poised.

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Tue July 16, 2013

Protecting Public Media, One Story at a Time

NPR

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 3:47 pm

So many of us have one: a moment that triggered the passionate public media junkie inside.

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