All Things Considered for November 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013 — By putting light sensors inside a giant ice cube that's a mile beneath the South Pole, scientists detected 28 neutrinos from beyond the solar system. It's just a start - but researchers hope the work could eventually yield a way to see through debris clouds to the core of exploding stars.
Nov 21, 2013 — Men and women who were regularly munching on peanuts or tree nuts in their 30s and 40s were significantly more likely to reach their 70s, a study found. Researchers say they aren't sure why nuts promote longevity, but they think it has to do with how they affect metabolism and satiety.
Nov 21, 2013 — The orchestra was mid-performance when news of the president's assassination reached the symphony hall in 1963. The musicians had to decide: suspend the concert or continue? Their decision transformed a moment of shock into a moment of shared consolation.
Nov 21, 2013 — Close to 40 percent of kids in Philadelphia live in poverty — but discussion of the link between poverty and student achievement is almost absent from an ongoing debate to fix schools. Public health and education experts say poverty and hunger undermine children's development.
Nov 21, 2013 — The walls of the warehouse complex in Queens were once covered with ever-evolving spray-painted art. But the graffiti museum (of sorts) has been painted over in preparation for demolition, and artists are mourning the loss.
Nov 21, 2013 — Dallas became known as the "City of Hate" after President John F. Kennedy was killed there. But the city has changed, and it hopes that the 50th anniversary of the assassination on Friday will be a chance to show the extent of that transformation.
Nov 21, 2013 — B. Todd Jones is in charge of a bureau whose relevance and performance are being questioned and whose resource problems appear to be growing larger. He's trying to put the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives back on solid footing after years of controversy and criticism.
Nov 21, 2013 — Matthew Raiford is a chef and farmer from Brunswick, Ga., and while he's gone to culinary school and worked in many a fine restaurant, he realized he didn't know how to make a sweet potato pie as good as his 93-year-old grandmother's. For our Found Recipe series, he set out to learn how she makes it and was humbled and surprised.
Nov 21, 2013 — A Boeing 747 jet was supposed to land at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Instead, it touched down at a small municipal airport across town. That was a problem: The runway there is much shorter than what the big jet typically needs on takeoff. But the plane is now on its way again.
Nov 20, 2013 — A recent revision in the British Columbia city's building code, designed to improve accessibility, shows the door to the venerable knob, replacing it with the hipper and easier-to-use lever.