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Amy Poehler On Vinyl Designed To Catch Eyes Along With Ears

Harper Collins Audio is releasing a vinyl edition of Amy Poehler's book, <i>Yes Please.</i> The publisher thinks the combination of old media plus the popular Poehler will attract a young audience.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. A major publishing house …

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National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers have honed their ability to ask the fewest questions yielding the greatest depth of information.<p>One way they do this is by …

After 54 years, mountaineers find wreckage of plane crash that killed soccer stars

The discovery of twisted pieces of aircraft fuselage high in the Chilean Andes has apparently ended a 54-year aviation and sporting mystery.<p>Mountaineers say that they have found the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than half a century ago, killing 24 people, including eight members of the …

Bionic Leaf – Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

By ELIZABETH COONEY<p>Harvesting sunlight is a trick plants mastered more than a billion years ago, using solar energy to feed themselves from the air …

Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US

Pacific Crest Trail: California, Oregon and Washington, 2,663 miles<p>When Cheryl Strayed, writer of the memoir and new film Wild set foot on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in southern California, heading north towards Oregon, she had never backpacked a day in her life. By the time she reached the …

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Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

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African migrants climb their way into Spain | Africa

<b>Melilla, Spain</b> - The best moment of Edward's life was when he stormed the triple fence surrounding Melilla, a tiny Spanish enclave on the North African coast.<p>"As soon as I touched the fence, I said to myself, 'this is it, this is the chance I have been waiting for', and I got the boost I needed to …

Mysterious kidney disease plagues Central America

Juan Salgado was 16 when he started cutting sugarcane, in a town near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in 1966.<p>His symptoms began about 35 years later: Fever. Headaches. Poor appetite. Feelings of faintness. For no obvious reason, his kidneys were severely damaged, to the point that doctors said he …

U.S. student loan refinancing bill fails Senate hurdle | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks …

New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.<p>Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could …

Clean Energy

Science Confirms Looking Angry Gets People To Do What You Want

If you’ve ever gotten the death glare from your parent, child or S.O., you already know the results of this new study to be true.<p>New research in the journal Psychological Science shows that people are more likely to give in to an unfair demand when they are presented with a threatening facial …