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Patch Of Pacific Water Is Warmest In Decades
A stretch of unusually warm water is lingering off of the West Coast. Scientists are calling it "the blob." Fishermen are calling it the best the thing to happen to their industry in 20 years.
Words Fail When It Comes To Aromas
It's easy to describe what something looks like, but a lot harder to describe how something smells. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jay Gottfried, a neuroscientist who investigates this conundrum.
How Hema Ramaswamy Found Healing Through Traditional Indian Dance
Down Syndrome and two major surgeries couldn't stop Hema Ramaswamy, who turned to classical Indian dance as a form of artistic and physical healing.
Billionaire Spent Millions In Charity, But Avoided Mine Fines
Jim Justice, a West Virginia philanthropist and mine owner, gave away and invested more than $200 million while his mines failed to pay $2 million in delinquent mine safety penalties.
Soldiers, Spies, Cyberwarriors: '@War' In The Internet Age
"One if by land, two if by sea" wouldn't work these days — not when your adversary can knock out your power grid with an team of cyberforces. Today's armies have a new front to monitor.
Despite Criticism, Affordable Care Act Soldiers On
Open enrollment for health insurance plans sold under the Affordable Care Act's health exchanges begin Saturday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Jose Plaza of Enroll America.
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