Goats and Soda

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombian Art

With burbling videos and cascades of linen and plastic that seem to pour from the ceiling, 'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled bottles are all part of the culture of the country.

Boy Scouts work on canoes at camp Maple Dell outside Payson, Utah. The Mormon Church is considering pulling out of its 102-year-old relationship with the Boy Scouts after the group changed its policy on allowing gay leaders. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Religion

Mormons Face A Difficult Loss If The Church Severs Boy Scout Ties

Scouting has been the official program for Mormon boys for more than 100 years, but that may change after a vote allowing openly gay leaders. A professor at Brigham Young University says a split would be wrenching.

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All Tech Considered

An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

Olive oil gets filtered in an oil mill in a Portuguese oil farm near Evora. Rick Mattes says that if an olive oil's concentration of fatty acid rises above 3.3 percent, it's no longer considered edible. And it'll be brimming with oleogustus. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Scientists Discover A 6th Taste — And It's Quite A Disgusting Mouthful

They call it "oleogustus," or the taste for fat. But nutrition scientist Rick Mattes says it's far from delicious. Found in rancid food, it's often an unpleasant warning.

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It's All Politics

Meet Hillary Clinton — Again

Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992 and has universal name ID, but her campaign hopes a $2 million ad buy will introduce voters to a side of her they don't know.

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Music Interviews

Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

The hitchBOT had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California. But alas, "sometimes bad things happen to good robots," as researchers wrote.

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