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There's a new, sixth taste for humans: the taste for fat. But Rick Mattes of Purdue University tells NPR's Rachel Martin to think less yummy ice cream, more rancid food.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.
Will the NFL's first female coach be a "distraction" for the Arizona Cardinals or merely a distraction for the media? NPR's Rachel Martin talks sensationalism in sports with Slate's Mike Pesca.
On this week's Alt Latino, we spend time with an album from Colombian singer Totó la Momposina. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about Tambolero.
Boy Scouts work on canoes at camp Maple Dell outside Payson, Utah. The Mormo...
Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A Brigham Young professor says a split would be wrenching.
Traditional architecture and modern skyscrapers overlap in central Seoul....
In recent weeks, NPR's Ari Shapiro has been reporting from Seoul. He's found South Koreans take great pride in their country's progress over the past 50 years, but it's often tempered by nostalgia.