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For Internet To Go, Check The Library

Little Spring Hill, Tennessee stands among the country's biggest cities at the new frontier of library services. Available for check-out here are Wi-Fi hotspots, leased to patrons for free.
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An Artistic Time Capsule Prepares To Hitch A Ride To The Moon

When a company named Astrobotic launches a lunar rover in 2017, the MoonArk will be aboard. It's a lightweight, sturdy "portrait of humanity," carrying the work of more than 200 artists and designers.
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Selfies In 2015: A Woman Thing?

In 2015, selfie love did not die. And one stereotype held strong: that the art form appears to be dominated by women. But don't count out the men just yet.
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Composers Learn To Make A Living WIth 'Invisible' Music

Berklee College of Music boasts a long list of Grammy Award winners among its alumni. But now, Berklee is filling classes with students making music for podcasts, video games and commercials.
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You've Heard Of The Nae Nae. But What About Na Goore?

Viral videos come from every corner of the planet. Here's a look at some of the year's most popular YouTube videos from the developing world.
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World's Largest Meatpacking Company Tests Out Robot Butchers

Slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants throughout the country employ a lot of people. About a quarter of a million Americans prepare the beef, pork and chicken that ends up on dinner tables. But some of those jobs could eventually be replaced by robots. The world's largest meatpacking company is looking at ways to automate the art of butchery.
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'Just Not Sorry': Gmail Tackles Qualifying Words In Professional Communication

"Just Not Sorry" is a Gmail plug-in that identifies qualifying words with an underline so users can come off more confident in their professional communication.
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First Mention: Wikipedia

We dig into the NPR audio archives for another installment of a our feature "First Mention" to hear the initial use on air of the term "Wikipedia."
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The 30 Most Popular Stories On NPR's Website In 2015

The topics range from knowing our bodies — exploring mysteries of "lost posture" and how well your ears register audio quality — to stories of our times, such as gay marriage and political paranoia.
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As TV Streaming Rises, So Does Internet Piracy

TV viewers are streaming their favorite shows more than ever. They are also stealing them more than ever. Why is this happening? NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paul Tassi who covers technology and the Internet for Forbes to find out.

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