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Digital Life
6:35 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Why Women Get The Worst Of Internet Bullying

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 6:49 am

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Television
5:07 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Jacobson And Glazer Take 'Broad City' On The Road

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:25 am

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Words Fail When It Comes To Aromas

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:25 am

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Sun November 16, 2014

The Case For — And Against — Gambling On NBA Games

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:25 am

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Iraq
9:24 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter hold his position in the mountains east of Mosul.
Jim Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 5:44 am

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed sits in a pickup truck equipped with an anti-aircraft weapon as he and his men wind through steep roads to their base in the rocky Zartik Mountains.

Mughdeed's Iraqi Kurdish forces are members of the Peshmerga, a key U.S. ally in the fight against the so-called Islamic State. Also known as ISIS, the Sunni extremists have taken control of about a third of Iraq. In October, Mughdeed's men retook this area east of Mosul from ISIS occupation.

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The Salt
8:36 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

Le Laboratoire Cambridge features a restaurant, the Cafe ArtScience. The restaurant's bar features a glass-globed drink vaporizer called Le Whaf.
Andrea Shea WBUR

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 10:31 am

David Edwards has been called a real-life Willy Wonka. The biomedical engineer has developed, among other things, inhalable chocolate, ice cream spheres in edible wrappers, and a device called the "oPhone," which can transmit and receive odors.

Edwards is based at Harvard, but much of his work has been done in Paris, at a facility he calls Le Laboratoire. Now he's opened a similar "culture lab" closer to home: Le Laboratoire Cambridge in Cambridge, Mass.

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History
7:19 am
Sun November 9, 2014

How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

Actor David Hasselhoff returned to Berlin in 2013, this time to save the Wall — what's left of it.
Odd Andersen AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 9, 2014 9:13 am

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall — the event that symbolically brought a dramatic end to communism in Eastern Europe.

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Sunday Puzzle
5:03 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Making Ends Meet

Sunday Puzzle
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Originally published on Sun November 9, 2014 9:26 am

On-air challenge: Given a category, name something whose first two letters are the first and last letters of the category. For example, given "Animal," you would say "Alligator" or "Alpaca."

Last week's challenge, from listener Sandy Weisz of Chicago: Write down the following four times: 3:00, 6:00, 12:55 and 4:07. These are the only times on a clock that share a certain property (without repeating oneself). What property is this?

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Humans
4:49 am
Sun November 9, 2014

How Catchy Songs Lodge Their Hooks In Your Ears

Originally published on Sun November 9, 2014 9:13 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WANNABE")

SPICE GIRLS: Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.

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Europe
4:49 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Defiant Catalans Push Forward With Independence Vote

Originally published on Sun November 9, 2014 9:13 am

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