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If You Insulted a Dolphin 20 Years Ago, He's Probably Still Bitter About It

A bottlenose has exhibited "the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human."<p>Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin. Say that the dolphin said, "I've got the tab," and you said, "Okay, thanks -- I've got the next one." Say that you proceeded to forget …

Newark Tops 'Least Friendly Cities' List

Beating out Islamabad, Pakistan, in a poll of 46,000 respondents, Newark, New Jersey, was rated as the most unfriendly city in the world. In a scathing review, <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> reported that "Newark is best know for being the site of an airport near New York, and for many of our readers, that's …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …

'It's Too Hot': Shanghai Wilts In Record-Setting Heat Wave

Temperatures Wednesday in Shanghai hit an all-time high: 105.4 degrees, according to officials here. It was the hottest day in 140 years, since the government began keeping records.<p>The Chinese megacity is in the midst of its hottest summer ever.<p>Usually bustling streets are near empty at noon and …

Brazil shocked as 'sweet child' apparently murders his own family

São Paulo police have said that Marcelo Pesseghini was a "sweet child". They are mystified as to why on Sunday evening the 13-year-old pupil seemingly murdered his police officer parents, his grandmother and his aunt before shooting himself.<p>Three of the victims were apparently sleeping in the …

Photos Show The Stark Contrasts Of Mongolia's Economic Boom

Mongolia is in the middle of an economic boom. In the last ten years the GDP has more than doubled, and Marc Faber has said it could be the "Saudi Arabia of Asia" due to its tremendous mineral resources.<p>But all this growth hasn't come without problems, namely the "resource curse" where economies …

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Electric road charges buses while they drive

The challenge with electric vehicles -- well, one of them -- is that to actually, you know, go anywhere, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time so they can charge. Some measures have been proposed, such as solar panels that can provide energy while the car drives, and even …

Limbaugh slams Leno appearance

Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” saying he “diminished” the presidency by discussing serious matters on the late-night comedy show.<p>“The presidency was diminished last night, the country, talk about being respected or loved by people …

'Wizard of Oz's' flowerpot munchkin dies at 89

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the latest surviving munchkins from the "Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday from complications from a stroke at the age of 89, her close friend Bunny McCloud confirmed to TODAY.com.<p>Known as the "Flowerpot Munchkin," Pellegrini spent her later years living in Glendale, Ariz., …

Wizard of Oz

Brazil’s short-lived coffee high | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Brazilians sure love their coffee but the government’s offer to buy 3m bags of the stuff on Wednesday still took the market by …

Heightened Concern After First Reported Case Of Human To Human H7N9 Bird Flu Transmission

A new report published August 6 in the journal <i>BMJ</i>, likely details the first human-to-human case of transmission of the deadly H7N9 bird flu in eastern China.<p>Based on reports thus far, the virus first killed a 60 year old man who was exposed to live poultry followed by his 32 year old daughter, …

Venezuela top court rejects Capriles' election appeal

<b>Venezuela's highest court has rejected an appeal by opposition leader Henrique Capriles against April's contested presidential election result.</b><p>The Supreme Court of Justice described the appeal as "inadmissible".<p>After the ruling Mr Capriles tweeted that there was a "lack of justice" in …

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Military Veterans Accuse San Diego Mayor Of Sexual Harassment

Two military veterans are the latest women making allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.<p>Eldonna Fernandez, a retired master sergeant from the Air Force, and Gerri Tindley, an Army veteran, said Filner made unwanted advances back when Filner was serving his 10th term as a U.S. congressman …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …