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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Jul 14, 2014 — What we need is a children's song about natural selection: sex, death and all. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes up the challenge with her debut of "Five Violet Spiders."
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Jun 11, 2014 — Humanity is slowly transforming, evolving into a new species, growing together with its technology. Marcelo Gleiser asks: How will we maintain our sense of self as we become something else?
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Apr 30, 2014 — We are all connected chemically to the universe; life, if it exists out there, will share the same roots as life here. Yet, we must be the only humans in the cosmos, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
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Apr 28, 2014 — How do you change people's minds when arguing the facts only seems to lead to polarization? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders how we can overcome our disagreements about teaching evolution.
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Apr 18, 2014 — In a new paper, biologists suggest that religion evolved in our prehistoric past through processes by which serving one's family and larger social group become synonymous with serving God.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Maybe she's not just hungry. One scientist thinks the chubby bundles have a devious plan: Exhausting a mom delays the arrival of another brother or sister.
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Mar 18, 2014 — Life, in all its forms, is amazing. Neil deGrasse Tyson captures some of this wonder in the latest episode of Cosmos. But commentator Alva No says he also seemed to avoid the biggest question of all.
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Mar 10, 2014 — Kids love animals. They love stories, too. Bring the two together, mix in a little science, and you suddenly have a potent teaching tool, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
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Mar 6, 2014 — "After our primate cousins came down out of the trees, humans evolved on the savanna." You've heard that idea before, but is it true? The debate heats up — way up.
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Mar 1, 2014 — Ken Ham, the museum's founder, says a $73-million Noah's Ark theme park was saved from bankruptcy thanks in part to the media attention generated by the face off.
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