All Things Considered for November 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013 — Combine the records of baseball legends Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Pete Rose, and that approximates what India's most revered sportsman, Sachin Tendulkar, achieved on the cricket field during his fabled 24-year career. The ascent of the sport's superstar coincided with the rise of the new India.
Nov 14, 2013 — Food labels have become battlegrounds. Government regulators, companies and food movement activists have been fighting over what belongs on the label. (GMOs? Trans fats? Claims that bran prevents heart disease?) We asked four big thinkers for their dream food label.
Nov 14, 2013 — Services where regular people use their cars to take passengers to their destinations have found a foothold in the smartphone age. And for many participating in this sharing economy, the appeal is in more than just the cost savings or convenience.
Nov 14, 2013 — Letting people keep their old health insurance policies might solve a political problem, but it will create major headaches for the insurance industry, state regulators say. It also could drain healthy people from the risk pool for Affordable Care Act coverage, increasing rates there.
Nov 14, 2013 — The hard yet fragrant quince cannot be eaten raw, but makes a delicious sauce when cooked down and spiced up. Tammy Donroe Inman, the author of the cookbook Wintersweet, shares her quest for a quince paste recipe — a quest that lead her instead to develop a recipe for a quince sauce.
Nov 14, 2013 — Unlike the technologies in laptops, smartphones and electric cars, the batteries inside them have been slow to evolve. In Silicon Valley, more than 40 companies are working on finding a battery breakthrough. And they're facing international competition.
Nov 14, 2013 — In Oregon, the online health marketplace isn't working for people looking to buy individual policies. But the state has been rapidly expanding Medicaid anyway. In Texas, insurance helpers may face state regulations that would make it even harder to assist people seeking coverage.
Nov 14, 2013 — A study of DNA extracted from wolf and dog fossils suggests that ancient wolf populations in Europe are the direct ancestors of most modern-day domestic dogs. The study suggests wolves became dogs between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago, before the start of agriculture.