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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
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Mar 5, 2014 — Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
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Feb 6, 2014 — Also: Kobo has a new CEO; Teju Cole is writing a nonfiction book; Natasha Trethewey on W.H. Auden.
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Jan 24, 2014 — Also: Chang-rae Lee on his reading habits; how Jennifer Weiner helps the New York literary world stay relevant.
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Jan 20, 2014 — Also: Lewis Wolpert admits lifting material from other authors; E. L. Doctorow on reading; the best books coming out this week.
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Jan 16, 2014 — Employees at an Amazon.com facility in Delaware have decided against forming a labor union. The company is openly opposed to unions and has successfully fought previous efforts to unionize here, but the attempts had never before gotten as far as an employee vote.
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Dec 11, 2013 — Also: Jennifer Szalai on the problem with "guilty pleasures"; Mike Tyson denied entry into the U.K.; portrait of Jane Austen sold at auction.
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Dec 5, 2013 — Also: Queer theorist Jos Esteban Muoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.
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Dec 2, 2013 — Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
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Nov 26, 2013 — Also: a new short story from Romesh Gunesekera; Patricia Cornwell on why she might have been an archaeologist.
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