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Want To Widen Your Worldview? A Random Roomie Helps

Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes.

Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.

Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.

'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims that its troops mistakenly entered Ukraine.

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.

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