David Kestenbaum David Kestenbaum is a science correspondent for NPR. His job allows him to combine his extensive background in physics with his love of broadcast journalism.

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Why Is The Government In The Flood Insurance Business?

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Hedge Fund Titans Bet Billions On Success Or Failure Of 'Herbalife'

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The North Dakota Town Where A One-Bedroom Apartment Rents For $2,100 A Month

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What A Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Can Teach Us About The Fiscal Cliff

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UBS To Pay $1.5 Billion In Fines Over Libor Scandal

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Why A Principal Created His Own Currency

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Why Mexico Is The World's Biggest Exporter Of Flat-Screen TVs

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How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money

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A Sequester Is A 'Jelly-Like Mass,' And Other Notes On Fiscal-Cliff Jargon

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Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

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A Hidden Safety Net, Made Visible By The Storm

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Energy Independence Wouldn't Make Gasoline Any Cheaper

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The Accountant Who Changed The World

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He Won't Tell You His Name, But He'll Help You Hide Your Money

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