Elena Azadbakht

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Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

Clovers? Hearts? That's small fries, guys. It's time you met The Cat:<p>That 3-D creation is the work of Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto. The 26-year-old resident of Osaka creates ephemeral works of art in espresso and foam.<p>From whimsical monsters crafted from milk froth ...<p>... to adorable …

Researchers Retract Study Saying Hormone Grows Insulin-Producing Cells

<i>Editors' note: The study this story covers have retracted their work, saying that they made errors in conducting the experiment that invalidate the results. The study prompted controversy when it was published in 2013, and study author Douglas Melton collaborated with some of those critics to</i> …

Making Room: Can Smaller Apartments Help New York City Grow?

New York City is notoriously crowded, and it's only getting more so. The city estimates it will have 1 million more people by the year 2030, many of them single. Where to place all these newcomers is a major challenge.<p>Mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced plans to put up an experimental building of …

Senate Votes To End Furloughs For Air Traffic Controllers

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed by unanimous consent a bill that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs have been blamed for widespread delays at the nation's airports.<p>The bill approved late Thursday would allow the transportation secretary to move up to $253 million …

So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

<i>According to Jerry Seinfeld's publicist, the comedian was listening to</i> Coffee Week <i>on</i> Morning Edition <i>and decided he had something to add. So he called up host Steve Inskeep. Here's what he shared, edited for brevity.</i><p><b>On his new coffee habit</b><p>"I just started. All those years on the TV series, whenever …

Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future

At the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE) in Turrialba, Costa Rica, you can touch the history of coffee — and also, if the optimists have their way, part of its future.<p>Here, spread across 25 acres, are coffee trees that take you back to coffee's origins.<p>"The story …