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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Aug. 7-10

Corrie Dyke of The South Magazine and Molly Swagler of the Tourism Leadership Council share their tips for a great weekend in Savannah.

Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.

Brains At Play

Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones.

When Kids Start Playing To Win

And, what the adults in their lives should do about it.

Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.

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