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The Sugar Story: A Spoonful Of Addiction Makes The Profits Go Up?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:06am

Americans are facing down a decades-long sugar habit.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:02pm

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:21pm

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

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Total Solar Eclipse Travels From Oregon To South Carolina

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

From coast to coast, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States on Monday. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness, while a partial eclipse was visible in other parts of the country.

Americans View Astronomical Show As Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The total solar eclipse swept across the country on Monday from Oregon to South Carolina. A partial eclipse was also visible in other parts of the U.S. All Things Considered checked in with some listeners who witnessed the eclipse.

Darkness Falls Across The Land As Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

It was dark during the day on Monday as the total solar eclipse traveled across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. NPR heard from some people who witnessed the astronomical show.

States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Growing marijuana takes a lot of energy, which comes into conflict with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Now, some places are helping the pot industry to become more energy efficient.

People Travel Across The Country To Get A Glimpse Of The Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Americans are traveling to cities, towns and campsites across the country to get a good view of the Great American Eclipse. All Things Considered heard from a few of them as they witnessed eclipse in totality.

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.

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Watch: Experts Weigh In On America's Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:29am

NASA is on eclipse watch as the moon blocks the sun in a celestial coincidence Monday. A segment of the country from Oregon to South Carolina is in the so-called path of totality.

Eclipse Map: Tracking The Astronomical Show

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:00am

A total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon and make its way to South Carolina starting at 1:16 p.m. ET. Keep up with where the eclipse is as it treks across the United States.

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Live Coverage: Follow The Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:00am

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Follow the phenomenon's journey along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

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In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:48pm

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

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Words You'll Hear: Eclipse Cheap Seats

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 4:59pm

A total eclipse sweeps the U.S. on Monday. But most will see a partial eclipse. The question is: Is an 80 or even a 90 percent eclipse worth it? Or should people make the extra effort to see totality?

'Blinded By The Light': Your Contributions To Our Solar Eclipse Soundtrack

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 4:59pm

While watching the total eclipse, folks might want to follow along with some toe-tapping music about the sun, stars and moon. We've got the playlist for the wondrous sky event.

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.

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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:00am

When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

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Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 4:00am

NPR listeners had lots of questions after our story about diastasis recti, a medical condition of abdominal muscles that's common among new moms. Many wanted to know more about how to fix the problem.

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:11pm

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Is AI More Threatening Than North Korean Missiles?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:52am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week warned that AI is an enormous threat. There can be no doubt that the advent of smart, rather than smart-ish, machines, is a long way off, though, says blogger Alva Noë.

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