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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Friday, October 31, 2014

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Friday, October 31, 2014

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Friday, October 31, 2014

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

Friday, October 31, 2014

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Friday, October 31, 2014

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

Friday, October 31, 2014

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

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Is It Too Early To Call Madison Bumgarner A Legend?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The San Francisco Giants' pitcher delivered a performance for the ages Wednesday night. And the sports world just can't stop talking about it.

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Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy warns that if marijuana is legalized — there are votes Tuesday in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — kids will be the ones to take the hit.

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All Things Considered

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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All Things Considered

'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That's why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.

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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

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