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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:29

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:28

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.

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Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:27

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:26

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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Xinjiang man held over 'rumours'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:20
Chinese authorities detain a man accused of spreading online rumours about recent violence in Xinjiang that Beijing says left 96 people dead.

VIDEO: Remittances costing African migrants

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:19
The United States has offered billions to contribute to Africa's economic development, but many who left the continent to build a new life in America may be missing out.

Man stabbed to death after argument

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:18
A 26-year-old man is stabbed to death in south-east London after an argument with two other men.

Iraq's political crisis deepens

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:17
Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki says he will sue the president for violating constitutional rules, as he struggles to manage a raging insurgency in the north.

Gutsy McIlroy battles to win US PGA

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 23:05
World number one Rory McIlroy, 25, wins the fourth major of his career after digging deep to edge a gripping US PGA at Valhalla.

Heavy showers follow torrential rain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:44
Heavy thundery showers are expected to hit mid and south Wales on Monday while the remains of ex-hurricane Bertha push north.

18-year-old woman killed in crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:42
An 18-year-old woman dies following a road crash on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards, County Down.

VIDEO: Hackers descend on Vegas for Def Con

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:32
Some of the smartest - and potentially most dangerous - minds in the hacking community gather in Las Vegas for their annual meeting, Def Con.

Watson regains place in world top 50

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 22:26
Heather Watson will compete in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati having reclaimed her place in the top 50.

Authorities Probe How Stewart's Car Struck, Killed Other Racer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:56

Tony Stewart did not take part in Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during a race in upstate New York on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Turks celebrate presidential win

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:42
Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.

Minister due to decide on borehole

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:35
Northern Ireland's environment minister is due to decide on Monday whether a firm exploring for shale gas can start to drill an exploratory borehole.

NI construction continues to recover

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:32
The construction industry in Northern Ireland is continuing to show an improvement, although it may be down to firms winning work in Great Britain, a survey of businesses suggests.

Rural crime in NI 'has risen by 15%'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:28
The level of rural crime in Northern Ireland rose by 15% and cost £3.9m last year, according to a survey by a farming insurance firm.

VIDEO: Ethics experts discuss Ebola drugs

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:21
A panel of medical ethics experts from the World Health Organisation is meeting in Geneva to discuss the possible use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.

Iraq deaths and gender change - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 21:08
The reported deaths of hundreds of Yazidi people in Iraq and the revelation that former boxing promoter Frank Maloney is undergoing a gender change are the main stories for the papers.
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