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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jan 2, 2014 — Imagine being able to be in one place and use your hands to move something somewhere else as if you were in that remote room. Other possibilities abound. Watch and wonder.
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Oct 7, 2013 — The tiny, cube-shaped robots, called M-Blocks, can spin and jump their way into new configurations.
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Sep 10, 2013 — MIT, Harvard and the U.K.'s University of Cambridge dominated the top of the QS World University Rankings for a third straight year.
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Aug 22, 2013 — The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful than actual content. NPR's Larry Abramson learns what analysts can discover about his life and contacts just by looking at his Gmail account.
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Jul 30, 2013 — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released the long-awaited independent review of its involvement leading up to programming genius Aaron Swartz's suicide. It says the university did no wrong but could have done better.
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Apr 9, 2013 — On Election Day 2012, black voters waited on average nearly twice as long to vote as did whites. The wait time for Hispanics fell in between. While race may have played a role, a researcher suggests geography did, too.
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Dec 13, 2011 — A camera that captures images at the rate of one trillion exposures per second is a device with amazing potential, according to researchers at MIT.
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Dec 5, 2011 — Using 54,000 feet of toilet paper and the 825-foot long "Infinite Corridor" at MIT as a workspace, students from a small boarding school say they broke an unofficial record for folding paper on Sunday. They created the equivalent of 13 folds.
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Feb 23, 2010 — A new MIT project looks at where trash goes once it's, well, trash.
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Jan 12, 2013 — He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later helped found the company that would became the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities say. He was 26.
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