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Shots - Health News

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

Neko Case and Carl Newman of The New Pornographers say a great pop song opens your heart up and makes you want to hear it again and again. Chris Buck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March on Sunday. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Politics

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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