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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:10

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:00

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:28

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.

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Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:24

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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Toxic Tau of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

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In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or $6,221

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:06

It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.

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Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:38

The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.

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Sandwich Monday: Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:25

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an innovative new pizza from Papa John's. It's covered with Fritos and chili.

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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:02

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the Archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:56

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's No. 2- and No.3-biggest oilfield services provider. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:46

An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.

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U.S. Tourists Accused Of Trying To Ship Preserved Human Parts Out Of Thailand

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:23

The parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart, were allegedly stolen from a medical museum. The Americans said they bought the parts at a Bangkok market, according to police.

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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:23

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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The Story Of A 4-Year-Old Boy Helps Explain An Ebola Surge

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:53

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:37

He was one of only 130-some doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:34

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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Colombia Calls Off Peace Talks With Rebels Over Captured General

Mon, 2014-11-17 08:15

The talks were designed to end 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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Law Student Found Guilty In Secret U.K. Terrorism Trial

Mon, 2014-11-17 06:46

Last Tuesday's verdict against 26-year-old law student Erol Incedal was made public today after a U.K. judge lifted an order that forbade the media from reporting it.

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