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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

NPR | Sept. 29, 2016 7:24 p.m.

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

NPR | Sept. 29, 2016 1:27 p.m.

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 3:29 p.m.

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.

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Young Oregon Farmers Face Barriers To Starting Farm Businesses

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:21 p.m.

A new report shows that it’s increasingly difficult for young people to get into farming in Oregon.

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Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 4 a.m.

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces. Beekeepers harvest not just honey but the collective knowledge of their colleagues.

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Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 4:22 p.m.

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.

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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 9:52 a.m.

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now being encouraged at some upscale, urban restaurants catering to wealthy, young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.

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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 3:07 p.m.

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

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How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 1:51 p.m.

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 12:49 p.m.

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.