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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:10

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.

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Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a lovers' tiff

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:08
Why the row between Germany and Greece is like a lovers' tiff

US military wary of civilian guards

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:08
The US military advises its staff to treat armed civilians standing guard outside its recruiting centres as a security threat.

It's Pie And Beer (And Pioneer) Day In Utah!

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:04

Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. And 37 other states also celebrate these unique holidays.

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Germanwings families attend memorial

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:01
A ceremony to commemorate the passengers who died in the Germanwings plane crash is held at the scene of the disaster in the French Alps.

Blatter is a victim, says 2018 chief

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:58
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is "a victim", according to the man in charge of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:50
Who has the bigger vocabulary, Eminem or Bob Dylan?

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:49
The week's best reads

Pete Tong defends R1 'Ibiza Prom'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:49
DJ Pete Tong says BBC Radio 1's first Prom, a musical homage to Ibiza, will reach out to different audiences and help "keep the proms alive".

Two Teachers Hailed As Heroes In Louisiana Shooting

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:48

Teachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin survived the attack, but both reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:48
The week's big numbers, visualised

Australia's problem with 'pokies'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:41
Australians are officially the world's biggest gamblers with "pokies", or slot machines, a particular problem, writes the BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney.

Carnations, Coffee And Denim: A Look At Kenya's Top Ten Exports

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:41

Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.

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Somali militants lose more territory

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:40
Somali forces backed by African Union troops retake another key stronghold from Islamist militants al-Shabab as part of a renewed offensive.

VIDEO: Kenyans react to Obama's BBC interview

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:34
BBC Pop Up, currently in Kenya, spoke to residents of Nairobi about their reaction to Mr Obama's remarks on gay rights.

Amazon worth more than Walmart

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:31
Amazon is now worth more than supermarket giant Walmart after a surge in its share price following better-than-expected results.

WWE terminates Hulk Hogan's contract

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:29
World Wrestling Entertainment terminates the contract of Hulk Hogan, one of its best-known stars, amid allegations he used racist language.

'Lost' Monkees material released

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:26
An album of "lost" songs by Monkees star Micky Dolenz is released after fans track down the master tapes.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4m cars

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:24
Car giant Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in the US after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.

Life in jail for Russian nationalist

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:10
A Russian nationalist leader is sentenced to to life in jail for his role in hate crimes, including the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer.