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Goats and Soda

In The Face Of A Silent Enemy, Liberian Doctor Keeps Fighting

When asked how Liberia's civil war and the Ebola outbreak compare, Liberian physician Martha Zarway says "There are similarities and yet there's a big difference. I think [Ebola] is more scary ... you can't hide. There's no way to hide."

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U.S. Discloses Payments Made By Drug And Device Companies To Doctors ProPublica

A federal website set to go live Tuesday has been widely hailed as a milestone for transparency, but the information will be incomplete and may be misleading.

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European Activists Say No To U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken' GPB

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.

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Goats and Soda

A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) finds himself the chief suspect behind the shocking disappearance of his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), on their fifth anniversary. Merrick Morton/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Monkey See

'Gone Girl': A Missing Wife And A Cloud Of Suspicion

Director David Fincher's excellent adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl relies on stellar performances and ultimately on a diabolically twisting narrative structure.

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All Tech Considered

Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

In The Glass Cage, author Nicholas Carr warns that the more we allow computers to make decisions for us, the more likely it is that we will forget how to make them ourselves.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Domesticated Robots And The Art Of Being Human

The work of roboticist and artist Alexander Reben forces us to confront our expectations when it comes to ourselves and our creations, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.

University of Illinois student Stanley Dayan (from left) and Chabad Jewish Center employees Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin work at the center's kosher food stand in 2013 at the university's State Farm Center basketball arena in Champaign, Ill. David Mercer/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby-boomer parents.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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