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What Is A 'Good Muslim' Anyway? A Podcast Disrupts The Narrative

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:13pm

With their podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, hosts Zahra Noorbakhsh and Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed want to shake up labels. Ahmed says, "We're taking the good and we're sort of re-imagining it for ourselves."

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If Science Could 'Clone A Mammoth,' Could It Save An Elephant?

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:13pm

De-extinction technology could soon bring back lost species — or preserve endangered ones. In her new book, evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro explores the scientific and ethical challenges.

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Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 2:47pm

The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.

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GIs Helped Bring Freedom To Europe, And A Taste For Oregano To America

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 12:54pm

Now ubiquitous, oregano was a rarity in U.S. cuisine before World War II. But the GIs who encountered it in Sicily fell for the herb, especially in pizza, fueling a boom in Italian-American cuisine.

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