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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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June 2, 2015 | NPR · A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they’re all feeding on the same limited foods?
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · State lawmakers passed dozens of bills to restrict abortion this session. One trend: making women wait ever longer, up to 72 hours in some states, before having the procedure.
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, virus has sent sales of surgical masks soaring. Do they really help?
 

Arts & Life

June 2, 2015 | NPR · Poet and publisher Jonathan Galassi knows just about everyone in his industry, and a lot of them turn up in his debut novel, Muse. Lynn Neary talks to Galassi about the writing (and publishing) life.
 

June 2, 2015 | NPR · From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era’s cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war’s outcome.
 

June 2, 2015 | NPR · The English actress has been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway revival of Skylight. She also stars in the film adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Far From the Madding Crowd.
 

Music

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June 2, 2015 | WXPN · Florence + The Machine’s charismatic lead singer spins some of her favorite music.
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · The two sang at the New York premiere of Netflix’s new documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?
 

June 2, 2015 | NPR · The Ritchies were one of the great folk song families of the Appalachians. They favored ballads and Jean Ritchie became a master, preferring to sing unaccompanied in a striking, crystalline voice. Alan Lomax recorded her, and she was known as “The Mother of Folk.” Ritchie died Monday at 92.
 

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