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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.

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The Evolution Of Singer-Songwriter Dan Mangan

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

Dan Mangan's evolution as a singer-songwriter has taken him from quiet folk songs to experimental brooding. Reviewer Tom Moon thinks Mangan's new album, Club Meds is riveting and sometimes chaotic.

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Australia Banking On 'Wild Thing' At Australian Open

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

It's time for the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. NPR's Melissa Block speaks to ESPN contributor, Kamakshi Tandon from Melbourne, Australia about who is playing well and who is packing for home.

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Journalist Documents Anti-Semitism In A Swedish City

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

Journalist Petter Ljunggren wore a Jewish skullcap and Star of David pendant to covertly film the anti-Semitism he experienced in the Swedish city of Malmo. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ljunggren.

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George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:37pm

Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear's suitcase.

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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:23pm

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:20pm

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.

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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:20pm

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.

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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:20pm

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:54pm

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:59pm

Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.

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Snowy Owls 'Irrupting' In Northern States

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:55pm

For a second year in a row, a mass migration of snowy owls from Canada is occurring, and that's highly unusual.

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'Potentially Historic' Blizzard To Hit Northeast

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:50pm

Peter Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency explains what the state is doing to prepare.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:46pm

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:40pm

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

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U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:39pm

The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.

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A Close-Up Of Celestial Activity

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:35pm

An asteroid is breezing by Earth tonight, and astronomers are buzzing over new images from the Rosetta comet mission.

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Bloom Of Arab Spring Fades In Egypt

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:20pm

Protests in Egypt erupted on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Thanassis Cambanis' new book explores why Egypt had a revolution and why it failed.

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One Greek's View On The Election

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:16pm

Athens art gallery owner Christina Androulidaki says she's not sure Alexis Tsipras can live up to his promises to renegotiate the bailout.

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'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:14pm

In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.

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