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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

NPR | June 29, 2016 1:58 p.m.

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"

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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

NPR | June 29, 2016 1:08 p.m.

The new ESPN documentary "OJ: Made In America" examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.

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A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

NPR | June 29, 2016 11:45 a.m.

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

NPR | June 28, 2016 9:19 a.m.

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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#NPRNightSky: Your Star-Studded Pix From The World's Inkiest Skies

NPR | June 27, 2016 1:16 p.m.

We asked, you answered, with photos of the heavens from Botswana, Tanzania — and Oregon.

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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

NPR | June 25, 2016 9:29 a.m.

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?

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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:53 p.m.

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; and old story, unless of course you've never heard it."

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Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

NPR | June 24, 2016 1:35 p.m.

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.

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Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:46 a.m.

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.