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Does Studying Economics Make You Selfish?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Social science research finds that students who are taught classical economics about how humans act in their rational self-interest become more likely to act selfishly after learning those lessons.

France Warns Russia To Stay Out Of Its Presidential Election

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

The French government has warned the Kremlin of interfering in its presidential vote after signs of a disinformation and hacking campaign against a rising candidate who is not sympathetic to Russia.

Rep. Reed Faces Angry Crowds At Town Halls In Western New York

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York's 23rd District, and was co-chair of Trump's transition team, about angry outbursts at his town-hall meetings over the weekend.

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:52am

A U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

(Image credit: Alexandre Meneghini/AP)

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:49am

Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.

(Image credit: Lionsgate)

Behind This Exhuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:49am

Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.

(Image credit: Lionsgate)

Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:49am

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Rachel Weinstein)

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:10am

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

(Image credit: Razis Nasri)

Recycling Plant Employee In Ontario Finds Big Bucks Inside TV

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:54am

The man told police he inherited the money after his parents died and put it in the television for safe keeping, time passed. He forgot all about the money and gave the TV to a friend.

Whoops: Michelin Star Goes To Wrong French Restaurant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:24am

A cafe in Bourges, France, thought it won a top rating for its food. Great news — except the star was meant for a restaurant with the same name 100 miles away.

Mattress No Longer Delegated To Bottom Of Shopping List

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:37am

While a new mattress was often a purchase put off as long as possible, consumers today are replacing their mattresses more often.

(Image credit: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

In Iraq, security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Americans and other international troops are also there advising and assisting them, including with airstrikes.

Scientists Use Flying Laboratory To Track Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

A team of scientists is flying the globe to track greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We join a crew over the Arctic as they measure things they say computer models could never pick up.

China Debates Response To The Killing Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

China is debating how to react to the death of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader. Some think that the dead man could potentially have headed a more China-friendly North Korean regime.

Mexico Braces For Flood Of Returnees As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

The Mexican government does little to welcome home deportees from the U.S., but will now pay U.S. lawyers millions to help its citizens fight deportation. Mass repatriation would cost much more.

Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

Kenya wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park. Environmentalists say this is an existential crisis for one of East Africa's oldest national parks.

Trump, Pence To Spend Presidents Day Working

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

The president is in Florida at Mar-a-Largo and the vice president is in Europe meeting with European and NATO officials. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Costa, correspondent for The Washington Post.

Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Jeffrey Gettleman — East Africa correspondent for "The New York Times" — about South Sudan's spreading civil war and refugee crisis.

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:05am

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tanya Streicher)

Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:03am

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

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