Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts

Live At 9 P.M. ET: Vijay Iyer Trio At Metropolitan Museum Of Art WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

A piano trio that's made an art of collective rhythmic risk-taking plays Iyer's distinctive compositions and those of his disruptive heroes, with the backdrop of an Egyptian temple.

Loki's Castle, the field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, is home to sediments containing DNA from the newly discovered archaea. R.B. Pedersen/Centre for Geobiology, Bergen, Norway hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Near a field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, scientists discovered the DNA of microbes that seem to be primitive archaea, but with a lot more genes — typical of complicated creatures.

Oil pump jacks in Williston, N.D., in December. Oil prices have been on the rise, but some analysts say the global economic slowdown, fracking and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Energy

Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, shown speaking in Washington in March, announced a new coalition government on Wednesday night. The deal assures Netanyahu of a fourth term, but he has a narrow majority in parliament with a coalition that could be vulnerable to collapse. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Just Before Deadline, Israel's Netanyahu Forms New Government

After six weeks of negotiations, the prime minister forms a government with other conservative parties. But he has the bare minimum for a majority and the coalition is seen as vulnerable to collapse.

John Coffell sits at his grandmother's table in Hulen, Okla. An injury at a tire plant last year left him unable to work. Brett Deering for ProPublica/AP Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Proposed Workers' Compensation Cutbacks In Illinois Challenged In Rare Hearing

An injured worker, who was featured in a ProPublica/NPR investigation, testified on Tuesday about the cost of cutting benefits. He asked lawmakers not to make the kind of cuts that got him evicted from his home.

Dalma Cartagena teaches a class on agricultural science to elementary-school students in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. "I'm preparing them to make good decisions when it comes to the environment and healthy foods," she says. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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Television

Meet The Power Couple Behind 'The Good Wife'

Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the CBS show, say that when it came to creating the series' main character, it was a question of art imitating life.

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The posterior end of the Loa loa worm is visible on the left. The disease-causing worm can now be located with a smartphone/microscope hookup. That's a big help because a drug to treat river blindness can be risky if the patient is carrying the worm. BSIP/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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