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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

52 min 29 sec ago

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' To Be Discharged Today

1 hour 1 min ago

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient, has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize

1 hour 3 min ago

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss

1 hour 25 min ago

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

1 hour 43 min ago

Within hours of a government announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 schoolgirls secured, another 25 were kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists.

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Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo

2 hours 2 min ago

Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza's debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia's conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.

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Are We Evolving Into A Different Species?

2 hours 42 min ago

Juan Enriquez argues that human evolution is far from over — homo sapiens are becoming a new species right before our eyes.

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Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

2 hours 42 min ago

Geneticist Spencer Wells tells the story of early humans, and our eventual migration from Africa.

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Are All Human Beings Related?

2 hours 42 min ago

Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations.

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Where Did Human Beings Originate?

2 hours 42 min ago

Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future.

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Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?

2 hours 42 min ago

Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past.

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What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

2 hours 42 min ago

David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

3 hours 2 min ago

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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First Listen: Grouper, 'Ruins'

3 hours 6 min ago

Recorded with Liz Harris' voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy, its emotional heft commanding attention throughout.

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Top Stories: Ebola In Mali; Man Attacks NYPD Officers With Ax

3 hours 45 min ago

Also: Former Kennedy aide and NPR chief Frank Mankiewicz dies; European leaders set targets for greenhouse gas reductions; and China launches a probe to fly around the moon.

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

3 hours 55 min ago

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Whiplash' And Carbon Dating

4 hours 2 min ago

Audie Cornish joins the show to discuss an Oscar-friendly Sundance hit, what makes certain art a product of its time, and what's making us happy this week.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

5 hours 2 min ago

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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'Rebellion' Charts A Tumultuous, Formative Century

5 hours 2 min ago

Historian Peter Ackroyd's new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

5 hours 17 min ago

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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