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October 22, 2014 | NPR · The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.
 
October 22, 2014 | NPR · When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
 
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Greg Bear's latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of "Skyrines" (Sky Marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.
 
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October 22, 2014 | NPR · American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
 

October 12, 2010

Amendment 61 Overview

Colorado voters will decide on three tax and spending measures on this November ballot that seek to cut billions of dollars from state and local governments. If passed, Amendment 61 would ban the state government from borrowing money and issuing bonds. Opponents say it would severely shut down infrastructure projects. As part of our series on the ballot questions, state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

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