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Electric Eels Jolt Their Prey By Remote Control
The electric eel creates its own electricity, sure. But Vanderbilt University professor Ken Catania tells NPR's Scott Simon that what's shocking is how the eel uses it to remotely control prey.
Scents Of The Season Speak Directly To Our Emotions
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mandy Aftel, author of the book, Fragrant, about peppermint, evergreen, latkes on the griddle — the signature smells of Christmas, and why they're so powerful.
It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Season — Share Your Best (Bad) Attire
The themed party trend is on us again, and holiday garb bedecked with bells, lights and way too much tinsel is selling fast. Show us your best holiday monstrosity — use the hashtag #NPRuglysweaters.
Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements
One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.
Low Gas Prices Expected To Continue As Crude Oil Drops To $58 A Barrel
The price of oil fell again on Friday morning. The price of West Texas Intermediate, the U..S. benchmark, dipped below $60 a barrel after news the International Energy Agency had cut its demand forecast for 2015.
NPR Music's 302 Favorite Songs Of 2014
Traditionally, the folks at NPR Music make a list of their 100 favorite songs of the year. But this time, they expanded the list to 302 songs and made a really long mix tape.
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