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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
 
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
 

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August 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Jul 30, 2014 — Our quest for knowledge will never end because we just can't know everything, no matter how hard we try, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. But that's a good thing. Here's why.
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Jul 27, 2014 — A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.
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Jul 20, 2014 — Florida native Lauren Arrington studied how invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, can survive in nearly fresh water.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Heading off to exotic locales to conduct research is one of the great joys of science. But many young scientists say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by superiors while out there.
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Jul 17, 2014 — It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.
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Jul 2, 2014 — If nature is like a game played by the gods, scientists are the observers trying to figure out the rules. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser asks: Can our knowledge ever be complete?
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Jun 19, 2014 — Fat-shaming is prevalent in our society and is often expressed toward women. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes note of a recent example being talked about in the world of science.
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Jun 10, 2014 — The products of science define modern life. But existential danger lurks in the chasm between the relentless advance of science and the values of politics, says commentator Adam Frank.
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Jun 4, 2014 — There is no end to how much we can know of reality. But we can never know everything, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
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Jun 2, 2014 — Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.
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