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As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.

Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The craft is designed to glean data from Jupiter that could also help us learn how Earth formed. But first, Juno has to get into orbit — determined by a crucial half-hour of firing by its main engine.

Why Are Diamonds Worth So Much?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

Someone bid $61 million for an uncut diamond this week. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rachelle Bergstein, author of "Brilliance and Fire: the Biography of Diamonds," what makes a rock worth so much money?

The Dark Side To The Firefly's Flare

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

Entomologist Sara Lewis talks about Photuris, a species of firefly that lures males of other species in and eats them.

Paris Bans Old Cars From Streets To Fight Pollution

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

The city administration banned pre-1997 cars from the streets of Paris in daylight hours during the week, to fight pollution — a move opposed by advocates for the poor and vintage autos.

To Fight Pollution, Paris Imposes Weekday Ban On Old Cars

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

The city is banning pre-1997 cars and pre-2000 motorcycles from the streets in daylight hours during the week — a move opposed by some advocates for the poor and vintage car collectors.

Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:28pm

The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It's also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.




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