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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Safe and small: The credit-card-sized test for anthrax destroys the deadly bacteria after the test completes.
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Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 6:25 pm

Engineers at Sandia National Laboratory have come up with what they think is a safer diagnostic test for anthrax bacteria — a test that would prevent the "bad guys" from getting their hands on this dangerous pathogen.

Sandia is home to the International Biological Threat Reduction Program. "Our interest is in safety and security of pathogens," says Melissa Finley. Finley isn't a bioweapons expert. She's a veterinarian.

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

John Urschel Balances Math Career With Pro Football Risks

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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10:10 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

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Around the Nation
7:36 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Subscriber May Have Put An End To 'Wall Street Journal' Thefts

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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Around the Nation
6:58 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Authorities Find Businessman Accused Of Faking His Own Death

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 8:15 pm

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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Middle East
5:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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Afghanistan
5:04 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

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Around the Nation
7:34 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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Animals
7:34 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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Sound is at the heart of what we do. And we've lost a colleague who personified the art of gathering it.

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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Strange News
5:26 am
Fri March 20, 2015

It's A Party, Dude!

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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Fine Art
5:15 am
Fri March 20, 2015

This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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Africa
5:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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Animals
5:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt was stung well over 1,000 times while creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:03 pm

Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.

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Sports
5:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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