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Bioengineering Professor Who Touts Students' Creativity Wins MacArthur Grant

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The annual MacArthur Fellowships, also known as the MacArthur genius grants have been unveiled. One of the 23 winners is a ground breaking global health engineer.

Can An Airline Affect The Direction Of Science?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Research collaborations often involve scientists from all over the world. A new study looks at plane ticket prices and how they relate to the direction of science.

Clinton Courts Voters With Disabilities

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is making a pitch on creating economic opportunity for disabled Americans, a level of attention that disability advocates say is rare in a campaign.

Police And Protesters Clash In Charlotte For 2nd Night After Shooting

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 9:38pm

The tear-gas-shrouded demonstrations follow the fatal shooting of a black man by police on Tuesday. Police say the man was armed, while relatives and neighbors say he was holding a book.

U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:46pm

It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.

U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:46pm

Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.

Anti-Defamation League Steps Up Efforts To Combat Anti-Semitism Online

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:30pm

The Anti-Defamation League is hiring a Silicon Valley representative to lead in efforts to combat anti-Semitism and other hate speech online, says CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

Episode 555: Why Is The Milk In The Back Of The Store?

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:16pm

We test two competing theories, from a food writer and an economist. Are customers being forced to walk through the store or is it just practical to keep the milk at the back?

North Korea Accidentally Reveals It Only Has 28 Websites

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:16pm

A complete list of the websites available to people in North Korea was published online on Tuesday. A security engineer stumbled upon the usually-hidden sites with URLs ending in .kp.

Massive Power Outage Reported In Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:44pm

The power company says the outage is affecting customers across the island. About one million customers have been affected.

Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:17pm

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.

We Really Do Get A Little More Santa-Like, Physically, During The Holidays

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:12pm

All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.

How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:01pm

Scientists are finally beginning to understand proprioception, a sense that tells us where our body is in space. Much of what they've learned comes from two girls with a rare genetic disorder.

Springfield, Ohio, Launches Efforts To Restart Struggling Economy

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Springfield, Ohio, is a shrinking city. Back in the 1970s, 80,000 people lived there. Today, just 60,000 do. Many of Springfield's manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.

Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to former NPR South African correspondent John Matisonn about Allister Sparks, a prominent South African journalist who challenged apartheid and exposed a covert propaganda campaign by his government, leading to the president's downfall. Sparks died Monday at 83.

Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests In Charlotte, N.C.

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Police and city officials in Charlotte, N.C., are asking for residents to be calm as they investigate a fatal police shooting that occurred Tuesday night. Protests followed and more than a dozen officers were hurt.

FBI Veteran Outlines How Agency Approaches Terrorism Warning Signs

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

How does the FBI handle warning signs like those that were reportedly exhibited by Ahmad Rahami? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with FBI veteran Jeff Ringel, who currently works with The Soufan Group in New York City.

New York Bombing Highlights Ease Of Making Homemade Explosives

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

The federal complaint against alleged New York bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami underscores how easily obtained household items can be turned into a powerful bomb by someone who knows what they're doing.

Hillary Clinton Struggles To Attract Obama Coalition Of Young Voters

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton is struggling to attract young voters. She has not been able, so far, to appeal to as many of them as did the last Democrat who ran for president, Barack Obama. This is a problem for her as she seeks to duplicate the Obama coalition of voters that relied on young voters for his historic victory.

Planet Money's Oil Ends Its Journey In A Gas Tank

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Planet Money team follows the oil they bought on the final part of its journey — into someone's gas tank.

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