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Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

NPR | June 27, 2016 11:54 a.m.

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.

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To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

NPR | June 27, 2016 9:06 a.m.

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."

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Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

NPR | June 27, 2016 8:21 a.m.

It can be a lot of fun taking those back-of-the-magazine personality tests. But tests may be less fun when they are used by employers to make big life decisions on hiring and job performance.

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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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Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:59 p.m.

A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they're innate.

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A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

NPR | June 24, 2016 2:59 p.m.

In mice, monkeys and people, exercise releases a protein called cathepsin B. And as blood and brain levels of this protein rise, memory gets better. But the protein has a dark side, too.

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Oregon Zika Researchers Tell Senators They Need More Money

OPB | June 24, 2016 2:22 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s senators learned Friday how important Zika virus research is being conducted locally and that more funding is needed. 

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

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:53 a.m.

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

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The Psychology Of Modern Terrorism: What Drives Radicalization At Home

NPR | June 24, 2016 7:49 a.m.

What draws people to terrorism? What propels them to commit mass murder? This week, we explore why some young people are attracted to terrorism.