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The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone
James Foley's murder by the Islamic State raises questions about the risks journalists take to report from conflict zones. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the mixed motives and rewards of the job.
Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa
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.
New Camouflage Material Is A Color-Change Artist
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.
Editor Sets Out To Join The Global Family Tree
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.
U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State
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.
Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson
As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"
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