Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt. Take a look at — and a listen to — her work.
Putting some work in ahead of cancer therapy can help speed up recovery afterward.
Cancer patients who get what some people are calling prehabilitation can recover more quickly, early research suggests. Getting insurance to cover it can be tricky, though.
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Greg Gianforte is distributing a brochure urging workers to "come home to Montana" and telework from there.
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
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Jason Isbell smiles during a performance at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.
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A Chinese worker is seen at a construction site in Beijing. Economic changes in China and in other places have reduced demand and prices for commodities like the metal in the building's structure.
U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.
"After two or three times in the pool with me," Conrad Cooper says, "they recognize, 'OK, this guy is serious. He's not taking no for an answer. I'm going to do this.' "
For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been teaching children in Los Angeles to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
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President Obama delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday.
President Obama was the first sitting American president to address the African Union. The speech capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
Like musicians, scientists have their own style. But they don't appropriate each other's work the way artists do, astrophysicist Adam Frank writes.
NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in emergency session to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey.
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After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.
Atlanta rapper Raury's "Devil's Whisper" is a powerful song that flirts with gospel and folk, says World Cafe's David Dye.
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Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.
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Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty.
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As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those abandoned buildings?
Travis Moyer (center) drives the car that he built for the demolition derby in Kansas.
Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.
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The sporting options in Finland are everywhere. Here, two people take advantage of the ice on Lake Hiidenvesi to get some exercise.
In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.
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The price of water in San Diego County has more than doubled lately. But vineyards require 25 percent less water than citrus. As a result, the number of wineries in the county has tripled in recent years.
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Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and toward planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.
The Savory Summer Cobbler from the Cheap and Good cookbook features seasonal vegetables under a peppery biscuit crust.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.