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In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.
Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting figure out why.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.
In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.
When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to pay workers' compensation and fired her — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.
Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.
The Federal Communications Commission just wrapped up a public comment period on 5G – or what the FCC likes to refer to as, "bringing the U.S to the forefront of fifth-generation wireless technology."
So, what exactly is 5G?
"The Original 'Gs' were about voice service, we wanted voice on our cell phones," Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson. "But eventually we wanted more than that, we wanted data, we wanted texting. So we got texting on 2G. Then we wanted the actual Internet, so we got 3G."
These days, 4G or LTE is the fastest internet access available – what allows us to download movies in just seconds and have constant connection. That is, until 5G makes its debut.
"It’s better, that’s the basic thing. It promises really high speeds," says Johnson. "But the interesting thing is, it promises higher speeds, but for shorter distances – think meters not miles."
For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.
Domestic and world leaders gather this week to discuss terror threats. Here's a look by the numbers.
The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Brown took over after John Kitzhaber, Oregon's only four-term governor, stepped down amid scandal. Brown said all of that ends today.