Sarah Smoth

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Is the future of clean energy a pond of algae in every backyard?

Driving through the countryside in the south of France, you would probably be charmed by the vineyards and delighted at the thought of drinking fine …

Soccer goalie plays a full match after being shot in the head

No sense burying the lede on this one: a guy played a full soccer match after a stray bullet hit him in the head.<p>It happened in an amateur game in Bosnia, and the 51-year-old goalie who was hit had no idea he’d been shot. He noticed he had a headache, but he kept playing until the game was …

Is Zubeneschamali green?

Although some scientists claim stars can’t look green, many stargazers will swear that Zubeneschamali proves otherwise.<p>Zubeneschamali, aka Beta …

North Atlantic

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

The human voice appears to trigger pleasure circuits in the brains of typical kids, but not children with autism, a Stanford University team reports. The finding could explain why many children with autism seem indifferent to spoken words.<p>The Stanford team used functional MRI to compare the brains …

Thailand cracks down on monks living it up with luxuries

Thailand's national Buddhism body has announced it is monitoring monks for any inappropriate behavior following complaints prompted by a video …

Ariel Castro's home an oasis of calm on chaotic block, police records show

During the more than a decade that Ariel Castro allegedly held kidnapped teenagers and young women captive in his home at 2207 Seymour Ave., police officers were within shouting distance of the house more than a thousand times, according to Cleveland Police Department records analyzed by NBC …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Pew: Americans Agree U.S. Should Stay Out Of Syrian Conflict

Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & Press, they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict.<p>Seventy percent of those polled said they oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms to …

Storms: Airlines cancel 900 flights, delay thousands

The line of strong storms moving in the mid-Atlantic created major headaches for air travel in the region today (June 13).<p>Nationwide, more than 900 flights had been canceled and 7,400 delayed, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats. Not all can be directly connected to the East Coast …

Meet The Middle School Metal Band From Flatbush, Brooklyn

They are way cooler than you'll ever be, basically.

Middle School

Jason Kidd admits he has a lot to learn about coaching

The Brooklyn Nets held a press conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Jason Kidd as the team's new head coach.<p>Jason Kidd just recently talked to the media about retiring from playing basketball, but the future NBA Hall of Famer was the center of attention once again Thursday when the Brooklyn …

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Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

'Arab Idol' Finalist Delivers Sweet Music, Palestinian Pride

In Palestinian territory, Mohammad Assaf's face is easy to find. Big posters of the dark-haired 23-year-old dreamboat smile at you along boulevards in Ramallah. And in Gaza, a giant banner of Assaf billows outside his family home.<p>Assaf's dad, Jabar Assaf, is bursting with pride.<p>"I'm very, very, …

Making The Switch: An American Woman's Journey To Islam

I have met women who weren't Muslim and they've married a Muslim man, and they've ended up converting. But it's a rare bird who just does it for her husband's sake.<p><i>Each week,</i>Weekend Edition Sunday<i>host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally</i> …

Victory for Israel's women of the wall after 25 year campaign

The first women arrived at the Western Wall as the dawn mist cleared, deftly binding their arms with black leather straps that fixed Torah scrolls to …