Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Zoe Chace, Robert Smith and Jon Hamilton about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. Schools, the subway, even the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have been shuttered in advance of the storm. Nearly 400,000 New Yorkers in low-lying coastal areas have been told to evacuate.
Proton therapy can be targeted much more precisely than regular radiation. The hope is that it translates into far fewer side effects, such as impotence and incontinence. But it also costs twice as much as regular radiation. And there's no proof it's more effective — it could potentially be worse, say some radiation experts.
Georgia bans undocumented students from attending some of the most prestigious colleges in the state, and the students have to pay out-of-state tuition at other public colleges. Freedom University is a temporary alternative. Students don't get any official credit, but they do get to learn.
The American Antiquarian Society houses the largest collection of materials printed in the U.S. Its library has books, newspapers, letters, even board games dating from 1640 to 1876, and its members include some notable characters, including 14 presidents.
The Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Monday. Opponents of the law call it unnecessarily intrusive, but that's not actually what's at stake. Rather, the court will examine whether a challenge can be made in the first place.
NPR's Jacki Lyden grew up with the Bark River in her backyard. She left the Wisconsin waterway unexplored, until recently. Floating down the river in a canoe with a historian, Lyden discovered a story that stretches from the Ice Age and the Black Hawk War to churning 19th-century mills.
This year, Americans saw a strangely warm winter, a ridiculously hot summer and extreme drought conditions. As Hurricane Sandy advances on the East Coast, folks may be wondering if climate change has come to pass. Let's see what science can tell us.
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