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Research suggests that genes that make a natural sunscreen jumped from algae to an ancestor of vertebrates hundreds of millions of years ago. Some animals kept the ability. Others didn't.
May 13, 2015
Zoo nutritionists these days have to do more than try to keep displayed animals happy and healthy. Sometimes the goal is to bring endangered wildlife back from the brink.
May 13, 2015
In a treaty between the two sides, the Holy See switches its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the State of Palestine. Israel said it was "disappointed."
May 13, 2015
The former NBC Nightly News anchor's comments came on Fresh Air. Williams, the man who succeeded him, is serving a six-month suspension for exaggerating his experiences in the Iraq War.
May 13, 2015
The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.
May 13, 2015
Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.
May 13, 2015
Philly native Gene Demby was four years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.
May 13, 2015
NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.
May 13, 2015
The country has been the scene of mass protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term. It's unclear whether the coup has the support of the full military.
May 13, 2015
Emergency officials in Nepal say at least 76 people have died in Tuesday's earthquake, which hit as the small country is still coping with a prior quake that killed more than 8,000.
May 13, 2015
Some companies are refusing to pay employee hospital bills that they think are out of line. Instead, they pay what they think is reasonable. So far the gambit appears to be working.
May 13, 2015
LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.
May 13, 2015
Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally to serve in the armed forces. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.
May 13, 2015
The jury will decide whether 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or life in prison. They are expected to begin deliberations today.
May 13, 2015
Officials from South Korea's intelligence agency say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest high-level purge took place in front of hundreds of onlookers at a shooting range.
May 13, 2015
Angela Duckworth worries that when it comes to measuring students' resilience, education policy may be getting ahead of science.
May 13, 2015
The derailment, which happened just north of Philadelphia, left five people dead and dozens injured. Amtrak cancelled service between New York and Philadelphia.
May 13, 2015
A federal appeals court thew out the most serious charge, sabotage, against 85-year-old Sister Megan Rice. Her case gained attention after supporters said she was being held in unfair conditions.
May 13, 2015
It has been more than three weeks since Hillary Clinton has answered a question from the press. That hasn't stopped reporters from trying.
May 13, 2015
More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.
May 13, 2015

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