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Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:00am

When it comes to produce, the answer is yes, experts tell us. But the reasons are complicated — and sometimes mysterious even to restaurant critics, chefs and food scientists.

Long Buried By Bad Reputation, Philistines Get New Life With Archaeological Find

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 7:14pm

They're one of the Hebrew Bible's greatest villains, but not much is known about the ancient Philistines. An uncovered cemetery, which researchers say is the first of its kind, could change all that.

Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 6:00am

A few people with high-functioning autism say they've been briefly helped by exposure to transcranial magnetic stimulation. But there's a cost, one mother found, to getting ahead of the science.

What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 2:00am

Kim was an accomplished doctor with plenty of friends. But a few pulses from an electromagnet to her brain at age 54 made her reconsider how she sees herself — and the world.

Invisibilia: An Experiment Helps One Woman See The World In A New Way

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Invisibilia podcast tells the story of a woman who participated in an experiment that gave her a whole new frame of reference and allowed her to see the world in a different way.

Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:02pm

Using gold, silicone, and heart cells from a rat, scientists have made a tiny artificial stingray. The engineering involved in propelling it could help make a heart that's more than a mechanical pump.

California Town Fixes Crooked Curb, Breaks Geologists' Hearts

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 8:09pm

A misaligned curb in Hayward, Calif., was a popular destination for geology field trips. For decades it had reflected the shift of a major fault in the San Francisco area. But it has lost its appeal.

In California, Fixing A Curb Destroyed The 'Holy Grail Of Seismology'

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

One curb in Hayward, Calif., has been shifting for decades. David Schwartz, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, describes how fixing the curb has affected the geology community.




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