From the Netflix series Daredevil. TV broadcasters are required to release audio descriptions for some content, but Netflix, as an internet streaming service, faces no such requirement. Netflix hide caption

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Pop Culture

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions so the visually impaired could watch. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

Chef Homaro Cantu holds a tomato in the kitchen of his Chicago restaurant Moto in 2007. Haute cuisine and extreme science collided in the kitchen of Chef Cantu, who took his own life Tuesday. Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.

The earliest photo of Susan Stamberg at a microphone, age 25. Later, as the host of All Things Considered, she was the first woman to be a full-time anchor of a U.S. national nightly news broadcast. Courtesy Susan Stamberg hide caption

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My Big Break

The Inauspicious Start To Susan Stamberg's Broadcasting Career

Susan Stamberg is an NPR "founding mother" and the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program. But her radio debut was not so glamorous: A fake weather report on a local radio station.

This Dutch hotchpot includes roasted vegetable native to New York and smoked salt pork in a cornmeal porridge inspired by Lenape Indian cooking. Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery hide caption

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The Salt

Brooklyn Brewery Dares Diners To Eat Like Dutch Settlers

Pass the salt pork! A brewery in New York took diners back in time with local dishes from the 1650s. That means a lot of venison, sumac, fried dough and — don't worry — beer.

Assyrian Christians, who fled their homes because of attacks by the Islamic State, pray at a church on the outskirts of Damascus on March 1. Many minorities in Syria have tried to remain neutral in the conflict, but they often get caught up in the crossfire or are targeted by extremists. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

A shape that could be an airplane is seen in a 3D sonar image (lower portion) of the USS Independence released by NOAA, which located the shipwreck in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. A team located the carrier during a maritime archaeological survey. NOAA, Boeing, and Coda Octopus hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

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