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The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:35am

When food shortages struck San Francisco, wily entrepreneurs raided the dangerous Farallon Islands for protein-rich eggs from seabirds. In the process, they destroyed both wildlife and each other.

For French Teens, Smoking Still Has More Allure Than Stigma

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:34am

French teens smoke at a much higher rate than their American counterparts. The French health minister is trying to remove the glamour and raise the price.

Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:32am

Insurers have released the latest lists of prescription drugs they won't cover in 2017. Express Scripts is excluding 85 drugs and CVS Caremark, 131. Some drugs for diabetes and asthma are out.

Does Religion Matter In Determining Altruism?

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:48am

Tania Lombrozo looks at the scientific process and a new analysis of a study that found children from Christian and Muslim households behaved less altruistically than those from non-religious homes.

Chinese Divers Get Engaged On Medals Podium At Rio Olympics

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 6:57pm

Call it the Summer (Olympics) of love: He Zi of China had just received her silver medal when her boyfriend, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed marriage.

Rio Highlights: Usain Bolt To Defend Crown; Kenya's Sumgong Wins Marathon

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 6:18pm

The Jamaican sprinter is looking to three-peat as the world's fastest man. Kenya's Jemima Sumgong became the first woman from her country to win the marathon.

Witness To Louisiana Flooding Says It Was 'Completely Unexpected'

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:40pm

On Sunday morning Emily Underhill and her family had to evacuate their home in Baton Rouge because of flooding.

How 'Patient H.M.' And His Lobotomy Contributed To Understanding Memories

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

William Scoville's lobotomy on patient Henry Molaison taught scientists a lot about human memory, but left Molaison with memory problems. Luke Dittrich discusses the story in his book Patient H.M.

Amid Economic Crisis, Venezuelans Try To Find Food In Colombia

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

Last week the Venezuelan government reopened its border with Colombia for the first time in over a year, allowing Venezuelans to cross in search of supplies. The AP's Hannah Dreier has an update.

How To Create Sustainable Seafood

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

Chef and author Barton Seaver, director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at Harvard University, talks about sustainable seafood and the promise of farmed fish and aquaculture.

Indoor Shrimp Production Opens New Possibilities For Food

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.

Thousands Of Injuries In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Have Lasting Impact

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis have been injured over the last decade, even during the times there isn't an all-out war between the two sides. The effects ripple through their communities.

Unrest And Protest In Milwaukee After Police Shooting

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.

Master Chef Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil's Hungry

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

Kids' Movies Stand Out This Summer

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.

Heavy Flooding Inundates Southeast Louisiana

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

Three people are confirmed dead and more than 7,000 have been rescued in historic flooding in Louisiana.

In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Even Calm Is Deadly

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 3:49pm

NPR examined more than a decade of data detailing Israeli and Palestinian fatalities. From February 2005 to September 2015, there were only four months with no deaths from conflict-related violence.

Apparent Boko Haram Video Claims Some Schoolgirls Killed In Nigerian Airstrikes

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 2:47pm

The ISIS affiliate abducted the girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014, and most are still missing. The case spurred international outrage and prompted the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign.

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