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Cutting-Edge Research Shows How Hair Dulls Razor Blades
Hair is soft compared to steel, but shaving can dull a razor surprisingly quickly. A new study examines exactly how a strand of hair can chip and crack a sharp blade.
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Judge, Shielding Cop Via 'Qualified Immunity,' Asks Whether It Belongs In 'Dustbin'
Federal Judge Carlton Reeves applied the controversial doctrine in a case in which he ruled that an officer merited it — but in an outspoken opinion asked for the doctrine itself to be reevaluated.
NPR1 мин. чтенияSociety
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive For The Coronavirus
DeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump. He's the second governor known to have tested positive for the virus.
NPR4 мин. чтенияPolitics
Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising Questions 75 Years Later
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes.
NPR2 мин. чтенияPsychology
Michelle Obama Says She's Dealing With 'Low-Grade Depression' During Lockdown
Obama describes having trouble sleeping and periods throughout the pandemic in which she has felt down: "Spiritually, these are not ... fulfilling times."
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Phil Elverum Returns To A Refuge As The Microphones
Microphones in 2020 is a single 45-minute track written to "unburden myself from the weight of all this memory," says Phil Elverum, "even though I also think it has so much value."
NPR4 мин. чтенияSociety
'Tomboyland' Stresses The Importance Of Roots — And Knowing When To Grow Up And Away
Throughout her essays, Melissa Faliveno is constantly straddling blurry lines, never willing to let any of her topics lie comfortably still, always turning them over to look at another facet.
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How The Portland Protest Story Escalated And Why News Consumers Were Frustrated
The conflict in Portland between federal agents and protesters escalated rapidly. As NPR responded, doing 40 stories over 15 days, some audience members saw bias.
NPR2 мин. чтенияSociety
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cliven Bundy Case
The judges reject an attempt by the government to get a retrial in the case stemming from cattle grazing on public land near Bundy's ranch.
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A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance
The Disney+ documentary Howard features the life and work of Howard Ashman, a lyricist known for Little Shop of Horrors and one half of the duo that brought the music for three classic films to life.
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Prices For COVID-19 Vaccines Are Starting To Come Into Focus
Moderna, one of the leading horses in the coronavirus vaccine race, has already made deals at between $32 and $37 a dose for some foreign countries. The U.S. price is expected to be lower.
NPR3 мин. чтенияSociety
U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits
As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. economy.
NPR3 мин. чтенияScience
NOAA Now Predicts Up To 25 Named Storms In The Atlantic Hurricane Season
"We've never forecast up to 25 storms," says a NOAA expert. The expected spate of storms in 2020 could force meteorologists to resort to using the Greek alphabet to name storms later this year.
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Whatever You're Expecting, 'Harrow The Ninth' Is Not That Kind Of Book
Whatever you expected from Tamsyn Muir's followup to her lesbian-necromancers-in-space epic Gideon the Ninth, this is not that book — it's something wilder, darker and much, much weirder.
NPR1 мин. чтенияSociety
U.S. State Department Eases Global Coronavirus Travel Advisory
The department cited regional changes in the coronavirus pandemic, including significant improvements in some areas and declines in public health in others.
NPR5 мин. чтенияPolitics
As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk
Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week.
NPR11 мин. чтенияWellness
How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For
As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.
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'It Lowers Your Blood Pressure': Spend A Few Moments With These Hypnotic Trees
In her childhood art classes, Jennifer Steinkamp used to make trees with sponges and paint. Now, as a video artist, her installations feature tree animations — some are named after her art teachers.
NPR6 мин. чтенияPolitics
Why Sprawl Could Be The Next Big Climate Change Battle
Zoning for single-family homes has been tied to racial inequity and climate change, but in California, efforts to pass new laws keep falling short.
NPR5 мин. чтенияPolitics
WATCH: Biden Says He Wouldn't Stand In The Way Of A Trump Prosecution
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he would not stand in the way of a future Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Trump after he leaves office.
NPR4 мин. чтенияPolitics
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation
New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.
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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
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'And The World Went Crazy': How Hollywood Changed After Hiroshima
Nuclear weapons have given Hollywood a host of dramatic plot possibilities, from the threat of nuclear war, to wholesale destruction, to over the top fireworks.
NPR3 мин. чтенияScience
The Special Sauce That Makes Some Vaccines Work
Adjuvants play a crucial role in many vaccines' effectiveness. Some scientists say there needs to be more research into developing a wider variety of adjuvants because of how important they are.
NPR3 мин. чтенияPolitics
Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds
An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus — including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has not changed.
NPR2 мин. чтенияSociety
Former Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Sues City Over Firing
In the lawsuit, former police officer Garrett Rolfe alleges that his firing turned him into a "public spectacle." He is charged with killing Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot.
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Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Water, Power At Houses Hosting Large Parties
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to suspend water and electricity service to properties hosting large parties, which have drawn scrutiny in recent weeks.
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Wanted: Young People To Work The Polls This November
Election officials fear a massive shortage of poll workers for the general election as older people opt out of their normal election-year service due to concerns over the coronavirus.
NPR2 мин. чтенияPolitics
Should The Electoral College Exist?
The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy -- and criticism -- since the nation’s founding. We’ll explain why it endures.
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A Sister Explores Her Sibling's Mysterious Death In 'The Book Of Atlantis Black'
Betsy Bonner presents her sister with love, but also with honesty; she is the storyteller, but Atlantis Black is the story, the mystery, the victim, sometimes the perpetrator and always the question.
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