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Instead Of Being Lunch, Goat Wins Over Tiger

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:51am

A goat at a Safari Park in Russia was dropped into the Siberian tiger enclosure as lunch. But instead, it butted the tiger out of its sleeping space. The two are friends now and take daily walks.

Robots Are Being Taught How To Say 'No'

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:46am

Researchers at Tufts University's Human-Robot Interaction Lab are teaching robots a technique teenagers long ago mastered:How to say no to an order.

Itzhak Perlman: I'm Not On The Stage To Walk, I'm On It To Play

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Itzhak Perlman, who was 13 when he performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. When he was four, Perlman contracted polio and has used crutches since.

North Dakotans Feel Singled Out In Clean Power Plan's Compliance Mandate

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

North Dakota's coal industry is feeling the heat from the Clean Power Plan, which targets carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Under the final version of the plan, North Dakota will have to cut emissions by 45 percent — a fourfold increase from the draft plan, and more than any other state.

Love It Or Hate It, Black Friday Is Here

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

As Black Friday 2015 gets underway across America, we head to a big box store in Los Angeles. Are shoppers finding bargains, and I are they spending money?

Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

This is the official start of the holiday shopping season. We discover some of this season's hottest toys. Not surprisingly, they're light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new 'Star Wars' film: 'The Force Awakens.'

To Save Trees From Climate Change, Researchers Try Assisted Migration

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

In Canada, researchers are considering an unusual way to help endangered pine trees. They've moved some farther north hoping the future climate there will be better suited to the trees.

Food Banks' Pickle: Getting Food To The Right Place At The Right Time

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

This is how we think a food bank works: Everyday, people or big food companies donate cans or boxes or truckloads of excess food and then the food bank figures out how to serve it up to people who need it. A food bank could end up with heaps of pasta sauce, but no pasta. To solve the problem, a network of food banks created a currency of fake money and embraced trade.

Pope Visits Nairobi Slum; Urges Africa's Governments To Help Those In Poverty

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

Papa Francis, as he's known in Africa, travels from Kenya to Uganda on Friday — the second stop on his trip to Africa. The pope began the morning in a place world leaders more typically ignore — the impoverished slums of Nairobi.

Cowboys' Leon Lett On 'One Of The Worst Days Of My NFL Career'

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

In professional sports, one split-second decision can cost the team a game. On Thanksgiving Day in 1993, when the Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys, defensive tackle Leon Lett made a big mistake that still haunts him, 22 years later.

Is There Room For Another Fitness Tracker? Texas Firm Is Counting On It

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

For startups the first holiday shopping season may help to make a business. Texas entrepreneur Peter Li has much at stake on Black Friday as he tries to gain a foothold in the wearable fitness market.

2 Weeks After Paris Attacks, France Holds National Day Of Mourning

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

France is paying homage to those who died in the terrorist attacks in a ceremony at a highly symbolic spot in central Paris. Politics has been put aside as the country unites to honor the lives lost.

Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:15am

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

When A Four-Day School Week Might Cost More Than It Saves

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:14am

This Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.

India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:13am

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

Hotline Wing: Answering The Call Of Distressed Thanksgivers Everywhere

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:05am

Marge Klindera and Carol Miller have worked at a Thanksgiving call center for decades. That means answering thousands of panicked questions from questionable cooks — and people just seeking kindness.

Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:04am

Scientists worldwide face a yearly challenge in deciding what goes into the annual flu vaccine to make it effective. The job requires keeping tabs on a massive group of speedy, shape-shifting viruses.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:20am

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Syrian Refugee Helps Feed Germany's Homeless

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 6:19am

Alex Assali fled Syria eight years ago. He finally made it to Germany last year. Now Assali can be found on the streets of Berlin distributing the food he cooked for the homeless.

Sending Out The Same-Old Greeting Cards This Year?

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 6:11am

"Don't be bland. Don't be boring. Send a potato instead," says Adrian Nantchev of Potato in the Post. The company mails out personalized potatoes with handwritten messages.




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