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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Saturday, August 09, 2014

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.

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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

Saturday, August 09, 2014

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

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Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.

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Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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Obama: Iraq Must Have Legitimate Government To Combat Insurgency

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."

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Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road

Saturday, August 09, 2014

When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.

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Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance

Saturday, August 09, 2014

At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.

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WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.

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Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes'

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The preservation of Yiddish as a spoken language gets more attention, but Yiddish once had a vibrant written tradition as well, filled with plays, poetry, novels and political tracts.

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Israel Intensifies Airstrikes In Wake Of Gaza Cease-Fire

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Dozens of targets have been hit since the 3-day truce ended on Friday, while Hamas has launched 70 rockets into Israel.

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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.

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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Lenira de Oliveira and her boyfriend were on trial for murder. Then an astonishing piece of evidence was submitted in their defense: a letter from the victim, as communicated to a medium.

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U.S. Continues Aid Drops, Airstrikes In Iraq

Saturday, August 09, 2014

In the latest humanitarian drop, U.S. cargo planes supplied Yazidis trapped by the fighting with tons of food and water.

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An NPR War Correspondent Reflects On A Pet Turning 100 (In Dog Years)

Saturday, August 09, 2014

When NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder after covering the Iraq War, she found comfort at the Mexico City pound in the form of Ursa.

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Magos Herrera And Javier Limon Serve Up Musical Tapas

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The jazz singer and flamenco guitarist paired up for the new album Dawn, which features both American and Latin jazz standards, as well as classic Mexican folk songs.

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Lev Grossman: A 'Magician' Grows Up

Saturday, August 09, 2014

NPR's Petra Mayer sees the sights at San Diego Comic-Con with Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman — and discusses what happens when wizardly kids have to face an adult world, without mentors.

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In 'Dirty Work,' A Doctor Turns To Fiction To Talk About Abortion

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Gabriel Weston is an ear, nose and throat surgeon. She says writing Dirty Work — about an obstetrician-gynecologist who performs abortions — made her more sensitive to all sides of the debate.

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

Saturday, August 09, 2014

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

Saturday, August 09, 2014

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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