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Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

8 hours 51 min ago

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

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Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

8 hours 54 min ago

A study of genes of people from different nations found British people have a short form of the gene controlling serotonin. The British are more disposed to grumpiness than the Danes or the Dutch.

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'Before I Go To Sleep' Is An Amnesia Thriller You'll Hope To Forget

9 hours 10 min ago

Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth star in a grimly exploitative, unpleasant thriller about a woman whose memory is wiped overnight, every night.

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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

9 hours 29 min ago

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.

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For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

10 hours 15 min ago

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

10 hours 15 min ago

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

10 hours 15 min ago

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

10 hours 15 min ago

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

10 hours 15 min ago

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

10 hours 15 min ago

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

10 hours 15 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

10 hours 15 min ago

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

10 hours 15 min ago

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

10 hours 16 min ago

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

10 hours 16 min ago

More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.

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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

10 hours 16 min ago

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

10 hours 16 min ago

A new digital platform called Simpson's World has all 25 years' worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.

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LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate

10 hours 16 min ago

With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain.

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With Shift From Ukraine To Russia, Crimea's Business And Pleasure Uprooted

10 hours 16 min ago

Crimeans are adjusting to Russian control in small and big ways, like rooting for a new soccer team and finding new ways to make a living.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

10 hours 16 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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