While Studying Ice, Researchers Discover Huge Penguin Colony

In 2009, a team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey stumbled upon some interesting satellite images. Fecal stains showed signs of a huge emperor penguin colony in Antarctica. A team of researchers finally made it out to visit in Dec. 2012. They found a 9,000-strong colony of penguins on the Princess Ragnhild Coast.

Expedition leader Alain Hubert, founder of the International Polar Foundation, talks with NPR's Neal Conan talks about how the penguins reacted when they saw humans for the first time.

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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