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Nearly 1,500 people have died in West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Meanwhile, more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
Researchers say they've produced octopus-inspired materials that can sense color and change accordingly. NPR's Scott Simon talks to John Rogers, professor of engineering at the University of Illinois.
Esquire Magazine Editor A.J. Jacobs is known for reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in order to become the world's smartest person. Now he attempts to prove he is related to everyone.
Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"