All Things Considered for September 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012 — The city is surprisingly diverse, with more than 90 languages spoken in its public schools. Local officials and residents are working to turn that diversity into an economic advantage — but creating a sense of community among such diverse groups is no small challenge.
Sep 27, 2012 — After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
Sep 27, 2012 — In many cultures, milk and tea are natural pairs, while in others, not so much. But if you're drinking tea for health, you might want to hold the milk, because there is some evidence it diminishes the benefits.
Sep 27, 2012 — NASA's Curiosity rover has found definitive proof that water once ran across the surface of Mars, the agency announced today. NASA scientists say that new photos from the rover show rocks that were smoothed and rounded by water. The rocks are in a large canyon and nearby channels that were cut by flowing water, making up an alluvial fan.
Sep 27, 2012 — A Swiss foundation claims to have evidence of an earlier version. Skeptics say they need more proof.