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The Soviet Union built research institutes in Siberia as innovation centers during the Cold War. Since then, there's been a brain drain. Tech innovators remain, but some have faced legal challenges.

Twenty-nine years ago, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day ritual: NPR journalists reading the Declaration of Independence.

In 1997, the spacecraft's mission paved the way for the more sophisticated rovers operating on the Red Planet today.

Southwest China's Guizhou province is one of the country's poorest, most remote regions. But Guizhou has some unique advantages, which it is trying to use to transform itself into a big-data hub.

The Smithsonian's first brewing historian explores everything from immigration to urbanization through the lens of beer. And with the boom in microbrewing, she says beer's story has come full circle.

After a decade of drought, high snow levels this year are melting and turning California rivers into hazards. At the Kern River, at least six people have died this year.

Treatment for opioid addiction can be expensive and difficult to coordinate. That might make some people tempted to think they can overcome the addiction on their own. This rarely works.

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In Tokyo, she checks out Japanese purikura photo booths, which produce selfies to decorate and print out.

The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it.

As tensions rise between the Trump Administration and the U.S. media, Joel Simon, executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about the safety of journalists around the world.

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