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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Irish Court OKs Turning Off Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

The High Court in Ireland ruled today that a pregnant, brain-dead woman's life support can be turned off.

The unnamed woman's parents and her partner had both wanted life support to be removed.

Doctors had told the court's three judges that the 18-week fetus' chances of survival were low. There have been two similar cases in Ireland since 2001; both fetuses died in the womb.

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Fri December 26, 2014

How To Make An Unboring Documentary About Polio

The documentary film, "Every Last Child," chronicles the efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Women play a key role — they're welcome in homes to share information, while men are not.
Courtesy of "Every Last Child"

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 8:46 am

When an Abu Dhabi film company, Image Nation, asked filmmaker Tom Roberts last summer to come up with an idea for a documentary about polio, he was flummoxed.

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Around the Nation
7:02 am
Fri December 26, 2014

We Raise A Glass To The Leathers Family And Their Names

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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Around the Nation
7:02 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Give A Goat Your Old Christmas Tree

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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The Salt
6:33 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

This copper engraving from approximately 1700 depicts the condition of the English prisoners at the hands of the Dutch. In the 1660s, Cornell University's Eric Tagliacozzo says, the conflict and competition for the spice trade came to a head. "The Dutch decapitated a number of English merchants who were also in the Spice Islands trying to profit from the trade."
WikiCommons

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Ah, nutmeg! Whether it's sprinkled on eggnog, baked into spice cake or blended into a latte, this pungent spice can evoke memories of holidays past.

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Music News
5:25 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Remembering When Johnny Cash Stopped To Talk To A Young Reporter

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Turkish President's Aggressive Behavior In 2014 Gets More Notice

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Do Fish Have Fingers?

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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Research News
5:11 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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All Tech Considered
3:36 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware

The toxic ingredients of a cyberattack like the one North Korea is accused of unleashing on Sony Pictures are available in underground markets.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 2:12 pm

There are global underground markets where anyone can buy and sell all the malicious code for an attack like the one North Korea is accused of unleashing on Sony Pictures.

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