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In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.
When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.
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A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.
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Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.
In March, many U.K. grocery stores will check IDs for energy drink purchases. Teachers, nutritionists and public health researchers have called for the measures — as has celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
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A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.
The company says in the next four years, 50 percent or more of its kids meals will meet new nutrition criteria, with 600 or fewer calories per meal and caps on calories from sugar and saturated fat.
Blacks often struggle to raise capital to open and run restaurants, a legacy of discrimination. Over the past few years, promotions to help diners know which restaurants are black-owned have spread.
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In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small businessmen banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agri-chemical company. Monsanto is taking them to court.
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Computer programs known as neural networks learn by example. So a researcher plugged in some typical Valentine's Day candy heart messages — and got some weird new word combos. "BEAR WIG," anyone?