12:47pm

Thu August 15, 2013
The Two-Way

'Mature' Galaxies Around Not Long After Big Bang, Study Says

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 3:42 pm

Chart showing galaxy formation 11 billion years ago.
ESA/Hubble

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer some 11 billion light-years into space and as many years back in time have seen something they didn't expect: fully formed galaxies when the universe was still quite young.

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12:18pm

Thu August 15, 2013
The Salt

Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 1:34 pm

Burger King's veggie burger is among the many meat substitute options on the market.
NPR

From Bill Gates to Google's Sergei Brin, influential investors are putting their money where their mouth is. The pet cause of the tech world, it seems, is the need to find good-tasting substitutes to conventional animal products, like chicken-less eggs or in vitro beef, to avert environmental crisis from rising consumption.

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12:13pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Beauty Shop

Snooty Swiss Saleswoman Equals Racism?

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we head to Barbados for a twisted family tale that spans centuries. "Sugar in the Blood" is the latest in our summer island read series. More on that in just a few minutes. But first, a visit to the beauty shop. That's where our panel of female commentators and journalists get a fresh cut on the week's news.

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12:08pm

Thu August 15, 2013
World

Is Democracy Finished In Egypt?

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 11:33 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We start today in Egypt. Hundreds of people are dead. Thousands more are injured there. That's after the military staged an assault on the camps of protesters, targeting specifically the supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The military now has the country on lockdown and has declared a state of emergency, but members of the Muslim Brotherhood vow to continue protesting until Morsi is reinstated.

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12:03pm

Thu August 15, 2013
The Picture Show

How To Draw Out Your Worst Fears

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Pat, 66, fears losing her memory.
Courtesy of Julie Elman

A few years ago, Julie Elman, an associate professor at Ohio University, was stuck in a creative rut. As a design educator and illustrator, most of her work was done on the computer. She wanted to begin a tangible project — remember those? — but didn't really know where to start.

Then she realized there was one emotion she was strangely preoccupied with: fear. "I thought fears would go away as we get older," she remembers thinking. "I'm in my 50s. Why do I still have fears?"

And that is how The Fear Project was born.

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11:40am

Thu August 15, 2013
Middle East

U.S. Cancels Military Exercise With Egypt Amid Crackdown

President Obama announced the cancellation of a joint military exercise with Egypt in the wake of that country's military government crackdown on protesters. At least 500 were killed in those skirmishes, including 40 police. For more, David Greene speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley.

11:17am

Thu August 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama 'Strongly Condemns' Crackdown In Egypt

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:05 pm

President Obama, speaking Thursday from the island of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., said the U.S. has canceled joint military exercises with Egypt.
Jacquelyn Martin AP
  • President Obama's comments about the crisis in Egypt; Aug. 15, 2013

"The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt's interim government" that have led to civilians "being killed in the streets," President Obama said Thursday from Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where he is vacationing with his family.

He called on Egypt's interim government to lift the state of emergency it has declared and said the U.S. has canceled joint military exercises with Egypt that had been scheduled for September.

"Our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual while civilians are being killed in the streets," Obama said.

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10:57am

Thu August 15, 2013
The Salt

If You Liked That Wine, You Should've Put A Ring On It

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 3:53 pm

Not just for single ladies:
Courtesy of Remy Martin

Oh, Beyonce would be so proud.

Blurring the lines between jewelry and glassware, a Turkish art student has designed a set of rings made specifically for sniffing and sipping Remy Martin cognac and other adult beverages.

One ring perches a petite wineglass upon your finger. Another is a miniature snifter, attached to your hand — so you'll always be ready if you stumble upon some Robin Thicke limited edition V.S.O.P.

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10:52am

Thu August 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Pine Ridge Reservation Lifts Century-Old Alcohol Ban

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 12:25 pm

A sign on a building in Whiteclay, Neb., urging Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents to approve the legalization of alcohol sales.
Carson Walker AP

Native Americans at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota have voted to overturn a more than century-old ban on alcohol in a decision that critics say will spur an increase in already high rates of domestic abuse, suicide and infant mortality.

Tribe members finalized the vote count Wednesday: 1,871 for legalization and 1,679 against.

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10:36am

Thu August 15, 2013
Business

Can Paula Deen Recover (And Who Really Pays If She Doesn't)?

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 12:10 pm

In better times — just last year — Paula Deen promoted a new line of furniture. While Universal Furniture International said in July it will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection, several other endorsers have dropped Paula Deen products.
Joshua Gunter The Plain Dealer/Landov

Paula Deen might have a hard time recovering.

The other day, a judge threw out charges of racial discrimination filed against the celebrity chef. That made sense, since the person suing Deen is white.

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