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How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

3 hours 41 min ago

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.

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Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

4 hours 14 min ago

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they "match up" with past behavior.

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

6 hours 11 min ago

A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

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What We Know So Far In NYC Subway Blast

6 hours 18 min ago

Authorities are investigating what led a suspect to take an explosive device into an underground passageway Monday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Kate Hinds, a reporter with member station WNYC.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

7 hours 1 min ago

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

7 hours 15 min ago

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

7 hours 21 min ago

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

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Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y. Subway Blast

7 hours 52 min ago

An explosion in a subway station tunnel beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook up Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

9 hours 25 min ago

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

10 hours 24 min ago

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

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Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

12 hours 6 min ago

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

12 hours 26 min ago

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

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Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending

12 hours 50 min ago

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

13 hours 11 min ago

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

13 hours 25 min ago

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

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On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

December 10, 2017 - 5:00am

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

December 10, 2017 - 4:46am

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

December 10, 2017 - 4:00am

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

December 10, 2017 - 4:00am

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

December 10, 2017 - 3:36am

The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.

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