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Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and an increasingly rare one in Portugal, where the birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis began. The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks and youth are unemployed or going abroad.

South Sudan's then-Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Peter Adwok Nyaba (center) celebrates the first anniversary of the country's independence in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on July 9, 2012. Since then, all of South Sudan's Cabinet ministers have been sacked — including Adwok — for allegedly conspiring to overthrow President Salva Kiir. Ding Haitao/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister

A dozen war heroes from South Sudan's long struggle for independence are now accused of launching a coup to overthrow the democracy they helped create. One of them, Peter Adwok Nyaba, was telling NPR's Gregory Warner about the political roots of the conflict when police came for him.

Say aaaaaah! Dental caries and other signs of oral disease are plain to see in the upper teeth of this hunter-gatherer, between 14,000 and 15,000 years old. The findings challenge the idea that the original paleo diet was inherently healthy, says paleo-anthropologist Louise Humphrey. It all depended, she says, on what wild foods were available. Courtesy of Isabelle De Groote hide caption

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Looks Like The Paleo Diet Wasn't So Hot For Ancient Hunters' Teeth

When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the "age of cavities." At least, that's what a lot of people thought. But it turns out that even before agriculture, what hunter-gatherers ate could rot their teeth. The problem: At least some of these ancients had a thing for acorns.

Nurse Carina Araujo gives care to a child in the neonatal intensive care unit at Maternidade Doutor Alfredo da Costa Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 6. Portugal's birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis hit. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

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South Sudan's then-Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Peter Adwok Nyaba (center) celebrates the first anniversary of the country's independence in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on July 9, 2012. Since then, all of South Sudan's Cabinet ministers have been sacked — including Adwok — for allegedly conspiring to overthrow President Salva Kiir. Ding Haitao/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Say aaaaaah! Dental caries and other signs of oral disease are plain to see in the upper teeth of this hunter-gatherer, between 14,000 and 15,000 years old. The findings challenge the idea that the original paleo diet was inherently healthy, says paleo-anthropologist Louise Humphrey. It all depended, she says, on what wild foods were available. Courtesy of Isabelle De Groote hide caption

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