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“Where there are more guns, more women die”: A Harvard public health expert breaks down the data on firearms and women’s safety

Dr. Deborah Azrael explains what decades of research can tell us about guns, women and myths of self-defense<p>The New York Times reported last week that 10 states are currently considering measures to allow people to carry firearms on college campuses. In Nevada, the Republican assemblywoman who …

Vladimir Putin: War with Ukraine would be 'apocalyptic' but unlikely

<b>(CNN) —</b> A war with Ukraine would be "apocalyptic" but will probably never happen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.<p>"I believe such (an) apocalyptic scenario is unlikely, and hope that it will never get to that point," he told Russian media Monday.<p>Putin said he's confident the crisis will …

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Cameron commits troops & ‘non-lethal aid’ to Ukraine

Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain will not supply Ukraine with lethal weaponry in the fight against rebels in the East of the country, but UK troops will support Ukrainians with tactical intelligence, training and logistics.<p>Speaking to the Liaison Select Committee, David Cameron said UK …

If There's A Will, There's Now A Way (To Access Them In The U.K.)

The U.K. government has created a digital database of wills, stretching back to 1858. This means that, for a small fee, anyone can access the last wishes of even many of the most famous Brits.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>If you want to take a look at Charles Dickens' last will and …

Scientists Bring The Sun Down To Earth To Learn How It Works

Using a giant pulsed powered machine in New Mexico, researchers have recreated the conditions inside the Sun, and their results help reconcile theoretical models with how the Sun behaves.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>In Albuquerque, scientists have been re-creating pieces of the sun right here on …

Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

John Still K-8 School, home of the Tigers, serves Meadowview, a picturesque name for a Sacramento, Calif., neighborhood blanketed in concrete and bare of trees.<p>There are 970 students on John Still's campus, and every one of them qualifies for the free and reduced meal program, which provides …

Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

A year ago, Russia's economy was riding high. Today, the country is widely thought to be entering a recession, if it's not already there.<p>The plunge in oil prices has been the main culprit, but Russia's economy has had trouble regaining its footing because of sanctions imposed by the West after the …

Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

When the children's television show <i>Sesame Street</i> first hit the air in 1969, many were deeply skeptical that you could use TV to introduce very young children to the basics of reading and math. But the experiment proved to be a remarkable success; <i>Sesame Street</i> has reached several generations of …

Listen To 'The Eye,' A New Song By Brandi Carlile

It's been common for a few years now to dismiss rock and roll as a shadow of its former self. Usurped by dance beats and hip-hop samples, lost amid the pop spectacle that dominates the Distraction Age, music centered around electric guitars and liberated voices can now seem staid. But maybe we need …

India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

Two years ago this day, a 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi. Three days later she died from her injuries. The incident pushed millions in the city and all over India to protest the widespread violence against women. The protests led to tougher laws and empowered …

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

We love hearing what our listeners think are the best albums of the year. It's a fun way to see how our own picks line up with our audience's, and a chance to discover some surprises we may have missed. (There are always surprises we missed.)<p>For 2014, our listeners decided St. Vincent's stunning …

Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters

Here's what it takes to design a better Ebola suit: a roomful of university students and professors, piles of canvas and Tyvek cloth, sewing machines, glue guns ... and chocolate syrup.<p>Even Youseph Yazdi, head of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), …

There's More To Asking Than Just Art

Amanda Palmer's well-intentioned, slightly clueless new book, <i>The Art of Asking,</i> is a little bit diary, a little bit TED talk, and a little bit how-to guide. Palmer, Neil Gaiman's wife and one-half of the band the Dresden Dolls, had a well-publicized break from her record label and asked her fans to …

Can't Sleep? Maybe Thinking About Evolution Will Help

If you're reading this after a night of inadequate sleep, or disrupted sleep, you have company. The National Sleep Foundation reports that over half the people in their survey experienced at least one symptom of insomnia "at least a few nights per week" over a year's period.<p>Tossing, turning and …

Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

Right now, at preschool programs around the country, teachers are tapping infinite reserves of patience to keep the peace among children at various stages of development and need. They're also providing meals, wiping noses and delivering a curriculum in math and reading that will get the kids ready …

'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go.<p>The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid — except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor.<p>"There was about 16 residents left …

Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

As many as 5 million people who entered the United States illegally will at least temporarily not be subject to deportation.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>All through this morning we're looking at President Obama's immigration speech. Last night the president looked at the camera. He made good on …

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.<p>But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.<p>"The reality of the situation is that most adults who drink, …

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

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Hydrogel injections could increase wounded soldier survival rates

If a team of researchers from MIT and Texas A&M University have their way, wounded soldiers will have soon have a better chance of survival. The project is a biodegradable gelatin that once injected, helps with blood coagulation, cutting down on blood loss internally. In some trials, the hydrogel …

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Humble Audiobook Bundle: Viel in Englisch + Die unendliche Geschichte als Hörbuch im WDR

Ich bin ein extrem großer Fan von Hörbüchern und -spielen, mittlerweile ist es ja auch sogar so, dass Musikdienste wie Deezer und Spotify separate …

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Russia expels Polish diplomats as row deepens

Russia has expelled a number of Polish diplomats accusing them of activities "incompatible with their status" in response to expulsions of Russian diplomats by Warsaw, the foreign ministry has said.<p>"The Polish authorities indeed took such an unfriendly and absolutely groundless step," the ministry …

Pope to visit US in September 2015

Pope Francis says he will visit the United States in September 2015, his first trip to the country since becoming pontiff.<p>The pope said on Monday that he will travel to Philadelphia for the ‘World Meeting of Families’ – a Church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years.<p>Details …

Peter Kassig's murder by ISIS: A sign of weakness from a terror group on the run

The beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIS is an act of cruelty, but it's also an act of desperation by a terrorist organization that has found itself on the run.<p>None of us, sadly, can be surprised anymore at the brutality of ISIS, the insidious group that now controls huge chunks of …

After G-20 Summit In Brisbane, Obama Focuses On Domestic Issues

Leaders who attended the summit in Australia headed home after mixed results. Correspondent Mara Liasson speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Obama's final press conference before leaving.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Obama is on his way home after a week-long trip to Asia. The …

G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

President Obama departed the venue of the annual G20 summit in Australia today, declaring it had been a "strong week for American leadership."<p>The gathering wrapped up by promising to fight climate change and work toward boosting economic growth even as leaders made it clear that new sanctions would …

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Silicon Valley companies big and small are racing to create the latest in wearable tech — from now-familiar fitness trackers and smart watches to 3-D printed rings that serve as public transportation passes and smart shirts that measure your heart rate and movement.<p>As in any new field of …

For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits

How much is it OK for a human to love a dog? Is it really necessary to know how to cook? Why do women want to have children?<p>Meghan Daum's new collection of essays considers those questions, among others — and also grapples with what it means to be part of Generation X.<p>"I guess technically we're …