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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

NPR | July 29, 2015

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.

Look Out Pelley, Muir And Holt. Rapping Reporters Could Give You A Jolt

NPR | July 28, 2015

Uganda is bringing young eyeballs to the evening news with a team of rappers who inform and amuse.

Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

NPR | July 28, 2015

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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35 Women, 1 Story: Bill Cosby Accusers In 'New York Magazine'

NPR | July 28, 2015 2:49 p.m.

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Noreen Malone about her story in New York Magazine that names and shares personal stories of some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

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Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

NPR | July 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

NPR | July 28, 2015 5:10 a.m.

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Tries Out Jokes About Racism, Ebola

NPR | July 27, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on September 28, did a show in D.C. this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.

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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

NPR | July 24, 2015 8:15 a.m.

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.

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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

NPR | July 23, 2015 2:43 p.m.

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.

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Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

NPR | July 22, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Syfy debuts the third installment in its disaster movie spoof franchise. But it isn't fun to watch — even ironically — and the film falls short, even as it inspires imitators on other channels.

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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

NPR | July 22, 2015 7:28 a.m.

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, many considered ESPN impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.

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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

NPR | July 22, 2015 5:59 a.m.

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.

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Fire Destroys 4 Food Carts Near Portland State Campus

OPB | July 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.

Two other food carts were damaged in the blaze. The fire is currently under investigation.