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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

Monday, April 06, 2015

A 20-year-old man born without fingers on one hand hopes a transplanted hand will give him more confidence. He knows the risks of such a visible transplant, but says, "It's something I always wanted."

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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

During its last major drought, Santa Barbara built a desalination plant. It was never used. Now it's being reopened, but critics say desalination is costly, energy-intensive and may harm marine life.

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Violinist Hilary Hahn Remembers Her Earliest Influences

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The internationally celebrated soloist convinced violinist Klara Berkovich to teach her when she was just five years old. Student and teacher join NPR's Arun Rath to reflect on their relationship.

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Energy Secretary: Iran Deal Blocks All Paths Toward Nuclear Bomb

Friday, April 03, 2015

In an interview with NPR, Ernest Moniz says the deal has expanded the time it would take Iran to make a bomb significantly — from two months to a year.

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How The Matzo Crumbles: Iconic Streit's Factory To Leave Manhattan

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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Artist Goes Outside The Lines With Coloring Books For Grown-Ups

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

When Johanna Basford first told her publisher she wanted to draw books for adults — well, she says, "You can imagine how quiet they were." Today, both of her books have become sellout successes.

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region.

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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The premium streaming service, which will be owned in part by musicians, was unveiled in a star-packed ceremony. The first question it needs to answer: Can it attract listeners?

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

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The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

Friday, March 27, 2015

A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.

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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.

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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Despite High Rates Of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

While industry and government officials agree something needs to be done to prevent the tens of thousands of debilitating injuries among nursing staff, nobody can agree how to enforce it.

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Monday, March 23, 2015

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Sunday, March 22, 2015

After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.

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