1:32am

Wed October 10, 2012
Research News

Nobel In Chemistry Is Shared By Two Americans

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 4:12 am

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All this week, we've been reporting on the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes. And today in Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The chair of the Nobel Prize committee for chemistry described the importance of the discovery by giving the assembled reporters a little scare.

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1:32am

Wed October 10, 2012
Business

Showbiz Daily 'Variety' Sold To Penske Media

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 4:21 am

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And staying here in California, our last word in business is lights, camera, sold.

The sale of Variety is officially a wrap. The venerable 107-year-old show biz daily has been bought for $25 million by Penske Media, the owner of Variety's upstart online rival Deadline.com. Like its longtime competitor, the Hollywood Reporter, Variety has had trouble making the switch to digital media, but it still turns a profit. So in the language that Variety helped make famous, Penske seems to believe this deal will be boffo and not a flopola.

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1:32am

Wed October 10, 2012
National Security

House Panel To Examine Consulate Attack In Libya

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 3:48 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

A House committee is investigating last month's attack that killed the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at a consulate in the city of Benghazi. And today, senior State Department officials will be on the receiving end of politically-charged questions. Republicans say that the Obama administration rejected repeated requests for more security.

NPR's Michele Kelemen has more.

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12:17am

Wed October 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Fun With Physics: How To Make Tiny Medicine Nanoballs

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 6:20 am

Álvaro Marín

For the past decade, scientists have been toying with the notion of encapsulating medicine in microscopic balls.

These so-called nanospheres could travel inside the body to hard-to-reach places, like the brain or the inside of a tumor. One problem researchers face is how to build these nanospheres, because you'd have to make them out of even smaller nanoparticles.

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12:16am

Wed October 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Colorado Students Look To Vote For 'A Better Future'

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 5:16 pm

A student walks through the quad at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

For our series First and Main, Morning Edition is traveling to contested counties in swing states to find out what is shaping voters' decisions this election season. The latest trip took us to Larimer County, Colo.

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12:15am

Wed October 10, 2012
Author Interviews

Virgin's Richard Branson Bares His Business 'Secrets'

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 5:53 am

Richard Branson is the founder and chairman of Virgin Group.
Paul Morigi Invision/AP

Richard Branson is not your average entrepreneur. He dropped out of school at 15 and, despite suffering from dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, went on to found Virgin Group, a business empire that includes airlines, cellphone companies, banks, hotels, health clubs and even a space travel business.

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12:14am

Wed October 10, 2012
Law

Justices Return To Affirmative Action In Higher Ed

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 3:48 am

Students walk through the University of Texas, Austin, campus near the school's iconic tower on Sept. 27.
Eric Gay AP

The U.S. Supreme Court returns on Wednesday to the emotional issue of affirmative action in higher education. The court will once again hear oral arguments on the issue, this time in a case from the University of Texas.

Over the past 35 years, the court has twice ruled that race may be one of many factors in determining college admissions, as long as there are no racial quotas. Now, just nine years after its last decision, the justices seem poised to outright reverse or cut back on the previous rulings.

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12:00am

Wed October 10, 2012
Proposition 35: Human Trafficking

Today on Your Call: How should we combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in California?


On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 35. If it passes, it would increase criminal penalties for human traffickers.   Supporters say it would protect vulnerable populations from exploitation.  Opponents say the language is too broad, penalties are too severe, and the wrong people would suffer.  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What questions do you have about proposition 35?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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7:03pm

Tue October 9, 2012
Sweetness And Light

It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 3:48 am

Baltimore Orioles Nate McLouth (from left), J.J. Hardy, Robert Andino and Manny Machado high-five teammates after Game 2 of Major League Baseball's American League Division Series against the New York Yankees. Somewhere, commentator and Orioles fan Frank Deford is also giving high-fives.
Nick Wass AP

My first protocol on rooting in sports is that you should stick with the teams that you grew up with. I know we're a transient society, but that's just it: Continuing to cheer for your original hometown teams is one way of displaying the old-fashioned value of allegiance.

If you grew up in Cleveland, say, and moved somewhere Sun Belt-ish, I know how hard it is, but the measure of whether you are a good person is that you must remain loyal to the Browns and Indians and that team that LeBron James left behind.

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6:36pm

Tue October 9, 2012
SFUSD

Superintendents Message

The Superintendents Message for Tuesday October 09,2012

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