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What A Modified Antibiotic Means For The Fight Against Superbugs

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:20am

The antibiotic vancomycin has been modified to make it harder for bacteria to develop resistance to it.

LOL At EMPs? Science Report Tackles Likelihood Of A North Korea Nuclear Capability

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:14am

The analysis was solid, but a laugh obscured the point.

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Texas Lawmakers Come To Blows After State Rep. Calls ICE On Immigration Protesters

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:11am

Raucous protests and a scuffle among state lawmakers made for an unusual last day of Texas' legislative session.

What's Ahead As Senate Tackles Health Care

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Vox health policy reporter Sarah Kliff about challenges facing the health bill.

Songs We Love: Ladi6, 'Royal Blue'

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:58am

Ladi6 takes everything that was great about '90s soul music and updates it, sprinkling cosmic effects and big synths throughout.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:58am

The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, says the facility will be closed unless the state of Pennsylvania decides to bail it out.

(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)

Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:19am

The breakaway republic has not received international recognition. Its foreign minister says that's slowing down delivery of aid to the drought-stricken territory.

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:09am

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

(Image credit: Brittany Mayes/NPR)

OMD Gets Kraftwerkian, Examines Our Emoji Present In A Zoetropic Video For 'Isotype'

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:00am

The British synthpop duo's new song is a soaring six minutes of Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, and a clever comment on how emojis have replaced everyday language.

(Image credit: YouTube)

In 'Boundless,' The Modern World Is Timeless

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 9:00am

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki's new book is packed with of-the-moment topics — a pyramid skin-care scheme, a porn sitcom, a bedbug battle — but her existential wistfulness raises them to archetype.

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Top Stories: Trump Communications Director Leaving; Noriega Dies

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:36am

Also: Australia will deny passports to pedophiles; a Portland, Ore. man will appear in court today on murder and harassment charges in a train attack; and the Scripps National Spelling Bee opens.

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