Gates Foundation Looks To Reinvent The Toilet

The world's richest foundation wants to come up with an alternative to the 18th-century toilet. The current design doesn't meet the needs of 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation. The Gates Foundation is holding what it's calling the "Reinvent the Toilet" fair to showcase innovation. Entries in the science-fair-like event remove pathogens, operate off the grid, and cost just pennies a day.

Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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