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If They Want To Make Anything, Proteins Must Know How To Fold
As part of the series "Unfolding Science," NPR's Joe Palca presents the science of protein folding. A properly folded protein keeps you alive; a misfolded protein can kill you.
Lone Passenger Pigeon Escapes Pie Pan, Lands In Smithsonian
Passenger pigeons used to be the most abundant bird in North America. But hunters drove them to extinction, and by 1914, only one was left. A century later, that pigeon, named Martha, is on exhibit.
In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says
"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.
Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That
Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.
SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry
To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.
The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.
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