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Why Do Complex Systems Thrive on Trial And Error?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:20am

Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.

When A Project Fails, Should The Workers Get A Bonus?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:20am

Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.

Police Officer Shot And Killed, Another Injured Following San Diego Traffic Stop

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:11am

The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.

Malawi's 'Hyena' Men: Paid By Parents To Have Sex With Their Daughters

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:10am

This week, a "hyena" man was arrested in Malawi for having sex with over 100 women and girls, some as young as 12. We ask the experts to tell us more about this practice.

Mapping The Seen And Unseen

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:46am

The quest for ever-better cosmic maps continues, including one factoring in dark matter, as we seek to understand the cosmos and our place in it, says guest blogger Priyamvada Natarajan.

2 Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, In San Diego

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:23am

The shooting occurred late Thursday in the southeastern part of the city. Police said one suspect was in custody.

Trump Says Democrats Aren't Focusing On Terrorism

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 6:37am

The Republican nominee campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and said he would use torture tactics like waterboarding in the fight against ISIS.

Clinton Makes History, Clearing Multiple Hurdles At Philly Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 6:05am

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management. It was not just crisis survived, but crisis transcended.

Upcoming PBS 'Hamilton' Documentary Puts Us In the Room Where It Happens

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 6:00am

Linda Holmes' latest dispatch from the Television Critics Association meeting focuses on Hamilton's America, which combines history, performance and the making of the Broadway smash.

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 6:00am

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.

Will Millennials' Enthusiasm For Sanders Transfer To Clinton?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:45am

Hillary Clinton gave a big nod to Bernie Sanders in her acceptance speech — and for good reason. She'll need backing from his young, diverse supporters — who are also being wooed by Donald Trump.

For Sanders Supporters, Clinton's Historic Nomination Brings Mixed Emotions

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:00am

For many die-hard Bernie Sanders fans, the historic moment of Hillary Clinton's nomination inspired not ecstasy but conflicting feelings.

A Program For Preschoolers Gets A Convention Bounce

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:00am

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.

MTV's Rewinding The '90s With A New Channel

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:52am

The '90s are back! Pokémon has taken over the world again. A Clinton is running for president. And now, MTV is reviving '90s favorites like Beavis and Butt-head on a new channel, MTV Classic.

Will This 'David' Go Under Cover?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:35am

An important vote is expected soon in Russia. St. Petersburg residents will decide on dressing a 16-foot replica of Michelangelo's David. A woman complained the naked statue "warps children's souls."

A Republican View Of The Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

As the Democratic convention closes, Morning Edition looks at the Republican response and the general election ahead.

Philadelphia Boosts Aid For Homeless During Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Part of Philadelphia's budget for the Democratic National Convention was set aside to help tackle homelessness. The money temporarily paid for more outreach workers and shelter beds.

Invisibilia: He Mocked Celebrity, Then Came To Crave It Himself

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

This week the NPR program Invisibilia talks with a guy who despised our mindless worship of celebrities. So he devised an elaborate prank. It succeeded in ways he never would have anticipated.

Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:17am

Arnaldo Silva and his daughter Vanessa supported each other through chemotherapy treatments several years ago. Now, they are facing another fight.

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