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Reading The Game: Red Dead Redemption

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.

Satirist Takes Berlin Holocaust Memorial Selfie-Takers To Task

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017

A Berlin-based Israeli satirist tweaks selfies taken at the memorial to elicit discomfort — and reflection. The memorial, he says, is "not just another backdrop for goofy selfies."

'Like High-Definition From The Heavens'; NOAA Releases New Images Of Earth

NPR | Jan. 24, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the first public images from its new weather satellite. The agency says the satellite's data will lead to more accurate weather forecasts.

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In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 3:45 p.m.

This week, Israel will sentence a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian man last year in Hebron. A Palestinian shoemaker recorded a video of the shooting, which was shown at the trial.

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Trump's Telecom Chief Is Ajit Pai, Critic Of Net Neutrality Rules

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 3:38 p.m.

A champion of limited government, Pai has indicated plans to reel back Internet and other regulations. As FCC commissioner since 2012, Pai typically was a reliable opponent of Democrats' proposals.

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Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 11:04 a.m.

Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients, instead of having to wait for trucks from California.

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Reading The Game: The Last Of Us

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 10:58 a.m.

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.

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Is 'eDNA' The Next Big Thing For Wildlife Science?

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 23, 2017 7 a.m. | Alsea, Oregon

Emerging advances in DNA science promises to help keep better track of native and invasive fish and wildlife. 

Technology | Health | Nation

Children's Whirligig Toy Inspires a Low-Cost Laboratory Test

NPR | Jan. 23, 2017 4:56 a.m.

A paper version of a spinning children's toy can replace laboratory centrifuges to process blood tests. The "paperfuge" may help diagnose malaria and other diseases.

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Samsung Pins Blame On Batteries For Galaxy Note 7 Fires

NPR | Jan. 22, 2017 7:23 p.m.

The world's biggest smartphone maker announced the findings of its investigation into its fire-prone phones that led to a record-sized recall last fall.

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Survey Finds Lyft Drivers Happier Than Uber, Though Pay Has Declined

NPR | Jan. 21, 2017 5:10 a.m.

A survey of 1,150 drivers found that those working for Lyft made more on average than those at Uber. It also illustrates demographics of participants in the ride-hailing industry.

Technology | Election | Nation

Digital Transition Of Power Is Not So Peaceful

NPR | Jan. 20, 2017 4:22 p.m.

As with every new administration, Donald Trump and his team took over the White House website Friday.

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On The Day Of White House Transitions, Twitter Shifts @POTUS To Donald Trump

NPR | Jan. 20, 2017 4 p.m.

Twitter will automatically switch 13 million @POTUS followers to follow both the new Trump account and Barack Obama's archived @POTUS44 account.