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Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.

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Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The enigmatic leader of Shabazz Palaces says his process is instinctive, non-linear and, sometimes, beyond his own understanding. Read Ishmael Butler's extended interview with All Things Considered.

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"There's nothing scarier than the neighbors," says Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero. His latest zombie tale is a comic book set in New York City called The Empire of the Dead.

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A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Milos, the one-named superstar of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument's 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.

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To Meet A 'Mockingbird:' Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.

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Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lewis wrote her sunny new album, The Voyager, in the shadow of death and separation. "I've always just had sort of a dark take on life," she says. "Hopefully the music transcends that in a way."

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Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.

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Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008 and was back on stage the next year. He hasn't slowed down since, and this month brings his latest album, a trio recording called Floating.

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In New Film, Zach Braff Asks: How Long Can You Pursue Your Dreams?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wish I Was Here follows a struggling actor and father of two whose breadwinning wife is starting to rethink her role. It's the first feature film Braff has directed since 2004's Garden State.

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A Hamas Response To Israeli Peace Terms And The Violence In Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Ihab al-Ghussein, deputy information minister for Hamas in Gaza, about the conditions under which Hamas would accept a cease-fire.

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Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

Friday, July 18, 2014

County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.

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QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.

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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Journalist Paul Salopek's journey from Africa to South America takes him to Israel and the West Bank, where he notes the physical beauty of the landscape stands in stark contrast with violence there.

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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.

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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Be a man" — it's a mandate most boys hear at least once in their lives. Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says it can leave boys ill-equipped to face life's real challenges.

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Hearing Aid Evolution Unveils What The World Sounds Like In '3-D'

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Health reporter Kathleen Raven found out she had a hearing problem when she was 5. She got her first pair of hearing aids in 1993, but as the technology improves, she's still learning new sounds.

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William T. Vollmann Explores The Afterlife In 'Last Stories'

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"I've always wanted to write fiction and nonfiction at the same time," Vollmann says. In recent years he's written nonfiction, but his new work is a collection of stories about love, lust and ghosts.

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Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, now runs an organization that makes animated short films about influential African-Americans throughout history.

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