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In The Midst Of A Downturn, Some In Oil Industry Are Prepping For A Bounce

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 4:16pm

The plunging price of crude oil is good for motorists but bad for those in the industry. And nowhere is that pain more acute than in West Texas, where many are hunkered down with an eye on the future.

Mercury Will Cross In Front Of The Sun In A Rare Event. Here's How To Watch

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 2:57pm

Stargazers, ready your (solar-filtered) telescopes: Mercury will pass directly across the sun on Monday for more than seven hours. And you can watch when it does — if you do it just right.

Ringling Elephants Retire To Florida For Cancer Research

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus no longer uses elephants in its shows. The animals are heading for retirement in Florida. But their work isn't done yet.

Massive Canada Wildfires Continue To Spread

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:57am

Fires continue to rage in Alberta, Canada, threatening neighboring provinces. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with CBC reporter Evan Dyer about the continuing crisis.

What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 6:00am

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

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