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Air strikes by the Syrian government and its Russian backers have increased, hitting hospitals and apparently employing chlorine gas. The escalation comes after rebels shot down a Russian plane.

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in history on Sunday. NPR's Gene Demby is from Philadelphia, and talks about what the win means for the city and for him.

Esmond Bradley Martin, a leading American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade, was found stabbed to death in his home in Kenya. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Frank Pope, CEO of Save the Elephants about Martin's life and impact.

Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. A 5-year study of healthy seniors found those who ate a serving or two of daily greens had less cognitive decline.

The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.

Edible mushrooms, not the psychedelic ones, are low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidants. But despite the hype, scientists are just now looking into how they might fight disease in humans.

Gloria Allred has waged legal battles on behalf of victims of sexual assault, discrimination and harassment for decades. In a new documentary, Seeing Allred, she shares her story in her own words.

Experts say the American West is full of geothermal reservoirs whose energy could power millions of homes. But extracting that energy isn't easy.

Agriculture generates hundreds of millions of dollars per year for this nation. But with water being diverted to Cape Town and expected to run out in April, farmers are preparing for the worst.

For our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Linda Walker, who was struck by lightning at Girl Scout camp in 1967, with Laurie Luna, the "buddy" who saved Walker's life.




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