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French physicist Philippe Hubert uses gamma rays to detect radioactivity in wine. "In the wine is the story of the Atomic Age," he says. C J Walker/Courtesy of William Koch hide caption

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The Salt

How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

By testing for radiation, detectives tried to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting more sophisticated.

David Ignatius is a columnist for the Washington Post who has covered both the CIA and the Middle East. The Director is his ninth book. W.W. Norton hide caption

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Author Interviews

'The Director' Offers A Glimpse Into The Digital Underground

Veteran reporter David Ignatius' new novel explores the sometimes dangerous intersection between hacker culture and the world of intelligence — and offers a prescription for a new kind of agency.

Just some of the more than 700 math books that have been reviewed for Common Core alignment by professor William Schmidt and his team at Michigan State's Center for the Study of Curriculum. Cory Turner/NPR hide caption

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NPR Ed

The Common Core Curriculum Void

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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