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Iranian-Swedish Researcher Among Winners Of Top European Math Prize

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:25pm

Sara Zahedi was one of 10 mathematicians — and the only woman — to win one of this year's European Mathematical Society prizes, which are awarded once every four years.

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:06pm

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings

Ancient Bone Shows Evidence Of Cancer In Human Ancestor

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:35pm

At about 1.6 million years old, the bone is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor, and reinforces what scientists already knew: that cancer isn't a modern scourge.

Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:35pm

In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:57pm

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.

Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:45pm

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.

A Look Back At Obama's Past Convention Speeches

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:27pm

President Obama delivered his fourth DNC speech last nigh — 12 years ago to the day he took to the national stage as a candidate for Senate.

Russia, Syria Pledge 'Humanitarian Corridors' Out Of Rebel-Held Parts Of Aleppo

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:04pm

They also say they'll grant amnesty to fighters who lay down their weapons. But big questions remain. One civilian resident told NPR he tried to use one of the corridors but feared ongoing shelling.

First Watch: Slingshot Dakota, 'Paycheck'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:00pm

The D.I.Y. husband-and-wife punk-pop duo has been around for more than a decade, but it's only just released its first video.

Doctors Need A New Skill Set For This Opioid Abuse Treatment

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:59am

Practicing surgery on a piece of pork — that's how some doctors are learning to implant a new drug that curbs opioid cravings. It's not a skill set typically used in addiction medicine.

As Technology For The Deaf Improves, Sign Language's Future Is Changing

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:52am

The invention of cochlear implants and other technologies has given many deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults the option to hear.

Philadelphia Residents Struggle With Blight, Gentrification Amid City's Growth

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:40am

New development may bring in more revenue to previously neglected parts of the city. But it's also changing the makeup of those neighborhoods.

Alt.Latino Picks Cool Songs For Beating The Midsummer Heat

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:23am

The music gets very chill this week with smooth Latin soul from the daughter of a Latin music icon and Mexican folk renditions of music from Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

Songs We Love: Agalloch, 'In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:21am

Agalloch taught metal not only how to wander but how to wonder. Guitarist Don Anderson breaks down the 15-minute epic from 2002, which he says "still gives me goosebumps."

Twitter Just Turned VP Nominee Tim Kaine Into Your Dad

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:18am

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine introduced himself to America Wednesday night as a fighter, Hillary Clinton's ally and — your dad.

'It's Not My Story': Baz Luhrmann On Collaborating To Make 'The Get Down'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:00am

Linda Holmes offers another update from the Television Critics Association meeting, this time on Luhrmann's hip-hop Netflix series The Get Down.

From HAL 9000 To Harley Quinn, Screen Villains Sow Chaos Because They Can

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:00am

Movie heroes are fine. But let's be real — it's usually the bad guys we find most compelling.

Watch A Strange, Gorgeous New Video From Beach House

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:17am

The Baltimore dream-pop duo's new video for "The Traveller" plays like an experimental short film.

Trump Says He Was Being 'Sarcastic' In Asking Russia To Hack Clinton's Emails

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:11am

The Republican presidential nominee faced a day of harsh criticism from across the political spectrum for appearing to urge Russia to hack his Democratic rival's email.

Western U.S. Saw An Amazing Light Show Last Night, Courtesy Of China

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:57am

The bright object appeared in skies over the western U.S. around 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time last night, sparking a flurry of reports and a number of striking videos.

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