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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave.

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Goats and Soda

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave.

Razis Nasri

Goats and Soda

How The Next Pandemic Could Get Started

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave.

Razis Nasri

Goats and Soda

Where Is The Next Big Virus Hiding Out?

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell. Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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The Salt

Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Vermont Public Radio

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.

At the International Toy Fair, TOMY International and PlayFusion announced Toys "R" Us as the exclusive in-store retail launch partner for Lightseekers, the next generation of connected play featuring smart figures, trading cards and more. Adam Hunger/AP Images for TOMY hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Toy Fair Shows Off What's New As Toys 'R' Us Cuts 250 Corporate Jobs

A day before the International Toy Fair opened in New York, Toys "R" Us announced it was laying off between 10 and 15 percent of its corporate employees.

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Education

Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Maine Public

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.

Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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History

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, speaks at his party's annual conference in December, where he was endorsed as a candidate for the 2018 election. His wife said last week that even if he dies before the election, he should run "as a corpse." Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."

Inside Beijing's Gao'antun incinerator plant, garbage piles past the 25-meter (82-ft.) mark inside an arena-sized garbage container where engineers operate giant claws to sift through it. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

China produces 520,000 tons of garbage a day. To get rid of it, the government favors burning it, which harms the environment. One answer: sorting garbage and recycling. But that's proved challenging.

Guitarist Larry Coryell recorded or appeared more than 100 albums during a jazz career that spanned more than 50 years. Courtesy of 429 Records hide caption

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The Record

Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73

The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep on Feb. 19 in New York City.

Hear "Love is Here to Stay" from Larry Coryell's 2006 Kennedy Center Performance

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In her blog post, Rigetti describes sexual harassment and systemic sexism at Uber, where she worked for only a year. The post comes at a time when Uber has already been under fire from the #DeleteUber campaign. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Uber Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims By Engineer

The investigation comes after a former engineer published a blog post detailing her experiences at the company became widely circulated on social media.