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The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

NPR | May 24, 2016 4:28 p.m.

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.

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When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science's 'Replication Crisis'

NPR | May 24, 2016 9:58 a.m.

Lots of psychology studies fail to produce the same results when they are repeated. Does that mean we shouldn't trust science?

Science | Arts | Entertainment | Environment

What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?

NPR | May 23, 2016 1:39 p.m.

Science writer Janine Benyus believes innovators should look to nature when solving a design problem. She says the natural world is full of ideas for making things waterproof, solar-powered and more.

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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

NPR | May 20, 2016 5:24 a.m.

The U. S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50 year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

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TV Networks Hope To Lure Advertisers At Annual 'Upfronts'

NPR | May 19, 2016 1:38 p.m.

This week, networks present their new fall shows and strategies at the annual upfronts, in the hopes of raking in an estimated $9 billion from advertisers. Reboots and remakes are prominent this year.

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After A 40-Year Detour, 'Squidbillies' Star Takes Home His Diploma

NPR | May 15, 2016 10:59 a.m.

Bobby Ellerbee left his studies to host a radio show, voice a beloved cartoon character, even party with Etta James. Lately, though, he returned to do the one thing he hadn't done yet: graduate.

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Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

NPR | May 15, 2016 6:05 a.m.

While still experimental, deep brain stimulation with implanted electrodes is being tested as a way to ease dementia in patients with Alzheimer's and other neurological conditions. Could it work?

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Listen: Sir Harry Kroto Was More Than A Nobel Prize Winner

NPR | May 15, 2016 2:17 a.m.

He shared chemistry's top prize in 1996 for finding buckyballs, and had Lou Gehrig's disease when he died. Making art was his first love. "Remember your humanity," he said, "and forget the rest."

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Psychedelic Font: How Wes Wilson Turned Hippie Era Turmoil Into Art

NPR | May 13, 2016 7:07 a.m.

It's been 50 years since artist Wes Wilson invented the psychedelic font that was popular in the '60 and '70s. Wilson talks about how he made a name for himself designing psychedelic concert posters.

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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

NPR | May 13, 2016 3 a.m.

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and