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Matt Lewis: Smartphone Era Challenges Americans' Established Perceptions On Race And Policing

What does it take to change your perception of people or an institution? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with columnist Matt Lewis about how the smartphone era has altered how he now views the police.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Barred From Operating Labs For Two Years

Theranos aimed at disrupting the blood testing industry by using only a few drops of blood. But now, regulators say they will bar the company's dynamic CEO from owning or running a lab for two years.

How Social Media Impacts The Conversation On Racial Violence

This week, two black men were shot by police and their deaths were witnessed by those on social media. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Codeswitch blog about the role of social media.

In An Apparent First, Police Used A Robot To Kill

Dallas police used a bomb-disposal robot to deliver explosives to a suspected gunman, killing him. Experts say robots aren't new to law enforcement but this use was unprecedented.

Bodybuilders Beef Over A Workout Supplement — And A Stanford Patent

Two bodybuilders go at it in a legal battle that reveals how university patents for federally funded research can end up in unexpected places.

Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.
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LISTEN: At Hirshhorn, An Exhibit For Audio Adventurers

The ninth annual "Sound Scene" turns the Hirshhorn museum into a sonic playground.

Activists Use Video To Document Police Violence

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Arthur Reed, also known as Silky Slim. He is the founder of Stop the Killing Inc., the activist group that released the footage of Alton Sterling's killing in Baton Rouge, La. They discuss the role of videos in the effort to document police violence.

Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Using gold, silicone and heart cells from a rat, scientists have made a tiny artificial stingray. The engineering involved in propelling it could help make a heart that's more than a mechanical pump.

Police Stop Ends In Black Man's Death; Aftermath Is Live-Streamed On Facebook

The killing of Philando Castile, 32, in suburban St. Paul, Minn., is the second police shooting of a black man to gain national attention this week.