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PHOTOS: A Drone's View Of The World

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 1:40 p.m.

The website 'dronestagram' is a goldmine of riveting images (think Instagram for drone pics). We picked some of the most captivating shots from the past year.

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75 People Arrested, Accused Of Trafficking Stolen Art And Archaeological Relics

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 12:29 p.m.

Authorities say they recovered about 3,500 pieces of stolen art, most of it from countries at war. Spanish police announced the suspects were arrested across Europe.

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Reading The Game: The Last Of Us

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 10:58 a.m.

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.

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Reading The Game: Red Dead Redemption

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 10:56 a.m.

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.

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On 'SNL,' Aziz Ansari Aims To Quell Some American Angst That Shirtless Putin Can't

NPR | Jan. 22, 2017 3:38 a.m.

In the first episode since Trump became the 45th president, host Aziz Ansari took on a serious and diplomatic tone, while the cast honored President Obama in a send-off tribute.

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Unexpected Heroines Of An Indian Box Office Hit: Female Wrestlers

NPR | Jan. 20, 2017 8:29 p.m.

'Dangal" is a Disney film that tells the story of India's Phogat wrestling family. It's broken the record for ticket sales for a Hindi language film. And it's in theaters in the U.S. too.

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Hollywood Grapples With TV In The Age Of Trump

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017 8:34 p.m.

As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.

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Are There More Than Five Basic Tastes?

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Scientists have long believed we have just five tastes - salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (or savory). Geneticist Nicole Garneau argues we might be able to taste a sixth — fat.

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How Do Pheromones Really Work?

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Pheromones are mysterious compounds that can make a mammal smell more sexy--but that's not true for humans. Zoologist Tristram Wyatt says human pheremones are hard to find.

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Why Is It Important To Be Touched?

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Neuroscientist David Linden thinks that of the five senses, touch is the most overlooked, and perhaps the most important for promoting psychological health.