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Scientists are calling it an “amphibian Armageddon.” In the last 30 years, more than 100 species of frogs and toads have been wiped out by habitat loss and amphibian chytrid, a fungus that attacks their skin. No one knows why this common fungus is suddenly proving fatal. Some think climate change is making [...]

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Rock ‘n’ roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal’s new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Robin Bacior’s honeyed but vibrant voice hits gently, bestowing the listener with comfort and calm.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.
 

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October 23, 2014 | WXPN · Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo’s new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.
 

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