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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys
In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.
Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey
The outage halted public transportation and shuttered business across much of Turkey. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the country's blackout, the biggest in 15 years.
Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits
Scientists say they've IDed the bacteria that emit that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.
U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025
The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. It is part of a plan for a new international treaty to be hammered out in December in Paris.
The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace
This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.
From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns
The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help
This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.
Deadline Day Arrives For Iran Nuclear Talks
The six nations that have been debating a plan to curb Iran's nuclear program — and ease economic sanctions — will hit the deadline for a framework agreement at 6 p.m. ET.
Indiana Governor Stands By 'Religious Freedom' Law But Promises Fix
"We'll fix this and we'll move forward," Gov. Mike Pence says, adding that he was "taken aback" by criticism of a law that's seen as allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.
Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch
Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.
No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide
Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.
With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost
Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.
After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge
To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
The Ascent Of Afghan Women
Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.
With UConn, Maryland Wins, Women's Final Four Has 4 Top Seeds And A Familiar Look
Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year, Notre Dame for the fifth and Maryland returns for a second straight year. South Carolina is making its first appearance.