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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM
FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, a man takes a picture of the fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The vice president of sustainability for MGM Resorts International, Chris Brophy, told a panel of the Nevada Drought Forum on Friday, July 17, the company saved 2 billion gallons of water since 2008 through a variety of conservation efforts. The company has 15 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Can the thirstiest city in the driest state in the country become the Silicon Valley of water? Las Vegas is set to try.

 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Josefa Cevena, from left, her sisters Rita Cevena and Elian Cevena, carry their children as they look for shelter, after their home was destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s normally placid Pacific Ocean coast. At least 350 people died and thousands are homeless. President Rafael Correa said early Monday that the death toll would “surely rise, and in a considerable way.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Powerful earthquakes hit Japan and Ecuador. We’ll look at vulnerability and preparedness around the world—and here in the USA.

 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 11:00 AM
The New Caledonian crow is one of the most intelligent birds, known for using tools and creating hooks as a means to  obtain food. (Photo via Auguste von Bayern / Flickr)

The genius of birds. Why bird-brained, as an insult, may not make sense.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover for Hope Jahren's new memoir, "Lab Girl." (Courtesy Knopf Publishing)

“You are worth something. You remember that.” Geobiologist Hope Jahren connects with a young female astrophysicist.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Geobiologist Hope Jahren is the author of a new memoir about her life and work, "Lab Girl." (Courtesy Erica Morrow)

“Lab Girl”, the powerful new memoir of a female scientist — geobiologist Hope Jahren — on life and love.

 
Monday, April 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken Friday Jan. 3, 2014 heavy surf breaks over the seawall during a winter storm, Hampton, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole/FILE)

A big new warning that sea levels may be rising even faster than we thought. As much as six feet by the end of this century. We’ll look at the impact on coastal cities world-wide.

 
Friday, March 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, shakes hands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A nominee for the Supreme Court. Clinton, Trump and a warning of riot. An American gets 15 years hard labor in North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Monday, March 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Solar panels and a green roof are among the sustainably-built features of the new Google building on the company's campus Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Kirkland, Wash. The new building is on a site that formerly housed a chemical mixing and packaging plant. After completing an environmental cleanup in 2012, the property manager conducted a second cleanup to voluntarily surpass state standards and remove all detectable remaining contamination at the property. Google said that the Washington Department of Ecology has called the cleanup “cleaner than clean” and plans to remove the area from the state’s contaminated sites list. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In the warmest winter on record, hope again in the explosive growth of solar energy. We follow the sun.

 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Lindsey, 26, of Texas, with her husband and doctors at a news conference on Monday, underwent the failed uterus transplant procedure at the Cleveland Clinic. (Photo Dustin Franz)

The first uterus transplant in the United States, and its implications.

 
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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

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May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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