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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

By Dan Charles
Unlike most dairy cows in America, which are descended from just two bulls, this cow at Pennsylvania State University has a different ancestor: She is the daughter of a bull that lived decades ago, called University of Minnesota Cuthbert. The bull

The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

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  • October 17th 2019 at 18:52

Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Officer Reveals How Eateries Are Key To Spycraft

By Nina Martyris

"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in a new book. They're ideal places to clandestinely meet people with access to a government or terrorist group.

  • October 16th 2019 at 11:00

As The Climate Warms, Companies Scramble To Calculate The Risk To Their Profits

By Dan Charles
Companies are increasingly concerned about how Earth

Companies are trying to figure out the risks to their profits from a warming planet. Some of them are turning to high-tech tools of climate science.

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  • October 16th 2019 at 11:05

Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Agent Reveals How Eateries Are Key To Spycraft

By Nina Martyris

"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in a new book. They're ideal places to clandestinely meet people with access to a government or terrorist group.

  • October 16th 2019 at 11:00

Instead Of Charging Per Drink, This St. Louis Bar Is Charging By The Hour

By Jonathan Ahl

A new bar in St. Louis isn't charging by the drink, but by the hour. The all you can drink concept is raising concerns about excessive drinking. But two weeks in, the vibe is anything but wild.

  • October 15th 2019 at 23:50

Grown At High Altitudes, Bolivia's Wines Are Rising Stars

By John Otis
A vineyard in Tarija, Bolivia, the center of the country

There's not a ton of room to grow grapes in Bolivia; many of its vineyards are located in mile-high mountain valleys and foothills. The country's wine output may be small, but it's winning big awards.

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  • October 15th 2019 at 17:23

When Life Gives You Avocados, Make Guacamole?

That's what the Pokini family of Maui did after they won a Guinness record for the world's heaviest avocado. Most avocados weighs less than half a pound. The one they grew was more than 5.6 pounds.

  • October 15th 2019 at 12:26

Idaho Farmers Worry Early Cold Could Ruin Potato Harvest

Idaho's potato industry — which supplies more than 30% of the country's spuds — is in jeopardy. Cold weather has hit the region and not all of the potatoes have been harvested.

  • October 15th 2019 at 11:01

Tapping Into Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom (Rebroadcast)

You can find cake-, lavender- and dill pickle-flavored beers in the North Star State.

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  • October 14th 2019 at 17:06

The Secret Behind A Popular Soup In Bangkok

By Michael Sullivan

At one Bangkok eatery, there's a beef soup that's been simmering for 45 years. Customers from all over the world come for a taste.

  • October 13th 2019 at 14:00

Why U.S. Cities Are Banning New Fast-Food Drive-Throughs

By Jodi Helmer
More cities are passing legislation to ban the construction of drive-through windows in an attempt to curb emissions, reduce litter and improve pedestrian safety. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don

Most of the bans aim to curb emissions and protect pedestrians. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don't have that effect.

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  • October 10th 2019 at 14:20

A $600,000 Bag Of Drugs Found In South Carolina

While visiting the shores of South Carolina, one family pulled a 44-pound package wrapped in trash bags out of the ocean. When they opened it they found $600,000 worth of cocaine.

  • October 10th 2019 at 12:53

Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

By Allison Aubrey
Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It

Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health.

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  • October 9th 2019 at 22:02

The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer

"Beer is not the answer. Beer is not the question. Yes is the answer."

  • October 7th 2019 at 17:06

Restaurants Would Get More Flexibility With Workers' Tips Under Proposed Rule

By Scott Horsley
A new rule proposed by the Labor Department would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers.

The rule would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers.

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  • October 8th 2019 at 00:02

Bostonians Lament Loss Of 137-Year-Old Pub And Its Trove Of History

By Aaron Schachter
Doyle

Doyle's Café has been in business since 1882, but the owner is closing up shop later this month. Locals are portraying this as yet another nail in the coffin of Boston history and tradition.

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  • October 6th 2019 at 13:01

When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession

By April Fulton
Whether it

Whether it's gluten or dairy, many people avoid certain types of foods these days. Sometimes food avoidance can take over people's lives and veer into an eating disorder.

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  • October 7th 2019 at 11:05

What It's Like To Harvest Seaweed

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro pays a visit to Larch Hanson, who has been harvesting wild seaweed in Maine for more than 40 years.

  • October 6th 2019 at 13:59

How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

By Adrian Ma
A worker at a bog owned by Massachusetts-based Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., removes vines from a batch of just-harvested berries.

The U.S. has spent millions to get China to embrace the unknown fruit — and it did. Now, tariffs have driven China to buy its cranberries from other countries, leaving U.S. farmers in the lurch.

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  • October 6th 2019 at 13:00

We're Pulling Tuna Out Of The Ocean At Unprecedented β€” And Unsustainable β€” Rates

By Clare Leschin-Hoar
A new study finds that tuna harvests, including of some species considered "vulnerable," have increased by an astonishing 1,000% in the last 60 years — a rate that some scientists warn is unsustainable.

A new study finds that tuna harvests, including of some species considered "vulnerable," have increased by an astonishing 1,000% in the last 60 years — a rate some scientists warn is unsustainable.

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  • October 4th 2019 at 12:00
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