Technology

October 21, 2014 | NPR · The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
 

Craig Kaplan
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.
 

Quoctrung Bui
October 21, 2014 | NPR · For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
 

AP
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.
 

NPR
October 20, 2014 | NPR · When Tunisia’s young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.
 

AP
October 20, 2014 | NPR · Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple’s launch is bigger, with more financial institutions’ support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.
 

Jonathan McIntosh
October 18, 2014 | NPR · This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.
 

October 18, 2014 | NPR · Chinese characters don’t readily work with the English-centric internet. The New Republic’s Chris Beam tells NPR’s Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words.
 

October 18, 2014 | NPR · Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard’s Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don’t sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.
 

 

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News

Reuters/Landov
October 22, 2014 | NPR · The gynecological surgeon’s Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.
 

Food and Drug Administration
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.
 

Reuters/Landov
October 22, 2014 | NPR · About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.
 

Arts & Life

Orbit
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Greg Bear’s latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of “Skyrines” (Sky marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.
 

Crown
October 22, 2014 | NPR · American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
 

October 21, 2014 | NPR · Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday’s announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
 

Music

October 22, 2014 | NPR · A single for Taylor Swift’s upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 22, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.
 

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