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'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:09pm

The Food Surgeon, a channel on YouTube, turns a camera and a doctor's operating tools on familiar foods. It's just art, says the guy behind the videos, a food-loving engineer in Seattle.

CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:07pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:07pm

A mall real estate executive let slip that Amazon plans to build up to 400 walk-in stores. Analysts were skeptical, and now the executive says his comment wasn't intended to represent Amazon's plans.

Political Makeup Artist Uses Position To Highlight Heroin Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Political makeup artist Kriss Blevins is using her unique position to tell the presidential candidates about the heroin crisis and her stepdaughter who died of an overdose.

U.K. Ambassador To U.S. On Importance Of Finding Political Solution In Syria

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Darroch, the United Kingdom's new ambassador to the United States, about the Syrian peace talks in Geneva and the Supporting Syria conference being hosted by his country on Thursday.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Appears In Court For Shot At New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:44pm

Adnan Syed, whose case was widely publicized by the podcast Serial, is in court Wednesday for a hearing that offers him a chance at a second trial. He was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend more than 15 years ago.

'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:30pm

The photographer has spent her career documenting all kinds of American identities. Her work tackles everything from parenthood and aging, to Elizabeth Taylor and San Francisco's S&M community.

Luxembourg Hopes To Rocket To Front Of Asteroid-Mining Space Race

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:16pm

The tiny European country will be investing in research and building a regulatory framework to help make a futuristic industry — the extraction of minerals from objects in space — a reality.

Michigan Governor Wants $30 Million To Help Pay Bills For Lead-Tainted Water

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:15pm

Flint residents are still being billed for water that's unsafe to drink. Tens of thousands of petitions have demanded a moratorium on residents' drinking water bills.

New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher: 'Trump Has Overturned The Table'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:51pm

NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with Joe McQuaid, publisher of the largest New Hampshire newspaper, the Union Leader. The conservative paper endorsed Gov. Chris Christie, much to the ire of Donald Trump.

Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:45pm

So-called senescent cells no longer divide, but they secrete a mixture of chemicals that can trigger inflammation, which is involved in many age-related disorders. What if the cells were removed?

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