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If Science Could 'Clone A Mammoth,' Could It Save An Elephant?

Saturday, May 09, 2015

De-extinction technology could soon bring back lost species — or preserve endangered ones. In her new book, evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro explores the scientific and ethical challenges.

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Black Thought Made You A James Brown Mixtape

Saturday, May 09, 2015

"Had it not been for all of the breaks, I wouldn't be here where I am today — nor would The Roots," Black Thought says.

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A Cup's Adventures And Oddities On Ice: 140 Years Of Hockey Trivia

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Do you know what gross item was originally used as a hockey puck, or what hockey tradition was established at the very first game? Test your know-how, with some help from trivia expert A.J. Jacobs.

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For 'New Yorker' Cartoonist, '90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great'

Saturday, May 09, 2015

It once took Matthew Diffee years of trying — and a push from his mom — to get one beloved cartoon in the magazine. Diffee's new collection is called Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Friday, May 08, 2015

The 89-year-old British naturalist's two-part special explores fossil evidence on how evolution moved past bugs and worms and trilobites, and how the Chinese are helping fill gaps in that knowledge.

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Meet The Power Couple Behind 'The Good Wife'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the CBS show, say that when it came to creating the series' main character, it was a question of art imitating life.

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6 Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Monday, May 04, 2015

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.

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With Comedic Touch, 'Zombie Wars' Tackles Impact Of Real Violence

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The main character in Aleksandar Hemon's new book is a hapless screenwriter who's never faced real hardship. But after an affair with a Bosnian refugee, he can no longer avoid the realities of war.

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

Sunday, May 03, 2015

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don't get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR's Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.

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Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal," says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to "make it honest."

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Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

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