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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:12:00 -0400
Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory. 
Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:08:00 -0400
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message. 
Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:00 -0400
The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary. 
Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:32 -0400
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record. 
Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency To Fight HIV Outbreak  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Beth Meyerson of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University about the nearly 130 confirmed HIV cases, which are linked to injection drug use. 
BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400
BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers. 
Somali-Americans Arrested In Islamic State Recruiting Plot  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400
The FBI arrested six young Somali-Americans Sunday, two in San Diego and four in Minneapolis. The government says they were conspiring to travel to Syria and join the self-proclaimed Islamic State. 
In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400
The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests. 
BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:19:00 -0400
Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out. 
Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:32:00 -0400
Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry. 
'Post And Courier' Of Charleston, S.C., Wins Pulitzer For Public Service  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:11:00 -0400
The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the United States. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for All the Light We Cannot See. 
Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:07:00 -0400
People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds. 
Shipwrecks Ahoy: Coast Guard Shares Pics From Crystal-Clear Lake Michigan  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:25:00 -0400
All of that cold, fresh water has helped preserve wrecked ships over the years. A Coast Guard helicopter recently captured some striking images of historic ships. 
Twitter Now Allows Users To Receive Direct Messages From Any User  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:13:00 -0400
Before today, a Twitter user could send direct messages only if the recipient was one of the user's followers. Now there's an option that would allow users to message anyone on Twitter. 
George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:03:00 -0400
A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.