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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.

Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

A senior State Department official says the flight from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan was rerouted because of a "bureaucratic issue." The State Department says the plane has now landed in Dubai.

Meet Andrew Hunt, Libertarian Candidate For Governor Of Georgia

Two of Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, and Democrat Jason Carter, have made national headlines. But there’s also a third candidate, Libertarian Andrew Hunt. Hunt has received much less publicity but may play a critical role. He is an Atlanta engineer with 50 patents who was CEO of a nanotech firm. Hunt says there’s not enough diversity among elected officials. Occupational diversity, that is. Notably, both Deal and Carter are attorneys. According to recent polls, Hunt is drawing about 6 percent of the vote in the race, which appears likely to go to a runoff. GPB News reporter Jeanne Bonner sat down with Hunt to talk about the upcoming election, his plans for education, and the value of a candidate that isn’t a career politician.

Gustavo Cerati, Leader Of Latin Rock's Soda Stereo, Dies At 55

The Argentine singer and producer's band helped make the Rock En Espaol movement a reality in the 1980s and '90s. Cerati suffered a stroke in 2010 and had been in a coma until his death on Thursday.

What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.

As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.

This Week In The News With Tom Barton: Tackling Alcohol Rules And Blight In Savannah

This week Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks with GPB's Sarah McCammon about proposed changes to Savannah's alcohol rules, and efforts to address blight.

Will Al-Qaida Find Followers In India?

The Islamist group has established a new franchise in a country with 176 million Muslims. But al-Qaida could find it hard to recruit in India, according to many analysts.

Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.