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Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.
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Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.
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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.
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Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

We answer listeners' questions about treatments and possible vaccines for Ebola.
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A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.
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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.
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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

The storm, briefly classified as a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.
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Stephen Hawking Has A Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

The famous cosmologist will appear on the track "Talkin' Hawkin' " on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for release next month. It's his second inclusion on one of the band's songs.
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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.
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Help Wanted: Unlikely Geniuses To Solve Public Health Problems

The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.

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