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All Things Considered for October 20, 2013

If Earth overheats, can it be artificially cooled? Should the effort begin now? Who would decide? The very idea of "geoengineering," and the unknown risks of tweaking our climate, leaves many scientists with more questions than answers. AP Photo/Courtesy of NASA hide caption

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To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

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Most people associate the Nile with Egypt, but the river also flows through South Sudan, where much of it is bordered by jungle. That makes it a excellent destination for rafting and wildlife enthusiasts, says travel guide author Max Lovell-Hoare. Courtesy of Levison Wood/Secret Compass hide caption

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For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

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The RoboRoach device allows users to influence the movements of cockroaches with a smartphone. Backyard Brains hide caption

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Backyard Brains

What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

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Barkhad Abdi (center) learned to swim, navigate small skiff boats, handle weapons — and act — for the film Captain Phillips. Jasin Boland hide caption

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Jasin Boland

'Captain Phillips': A First-Time Actor, Opposite Tom Hanks

'Captain Phillips': A First-Time Actor, Opposite Tom Hanks

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Traces of You, comes out Tuesday. Harper Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last

Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last

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All Things Considered for October 19, 2013

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks at his election night party on Feb. 22, 2011, in Chicago. As mayor of Chicago, Emanuel has faced major challenges, ranging from a ballooning deficit to education, the economy and crime. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, A Mixed Midterm Report Card

For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, A Mixed Midterm Report Card

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The Essex Base Ball Organization, a vintage baseball league, holds its games on a farm in Newburyport, Mass. Edgar B. Herwick III for NPR hide caption

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Pitching Like It's 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flair

Pitching Like It's 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flair

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An Angeleno revels at 10 Times The Party, a celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th Anniversary, on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. David Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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LA's Own 'Amazing And Unique Instrument' Turns 10

LA's Own 'Amazing And Unique Instrument' Turns 10

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