Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction

Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government.

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.

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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.

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Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

A police sweep after Friday prayers is the latest in a weeks-long crackdown against terrorism. The operations have pulled in thousands of refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent.

Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.

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Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

Inside The Life Of A Restaurant Sous Chef

April 18, 2014
Michael Gibney, author "Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line." (Ungano & Agriodimas/Facebook)

Michael Gibney’s new book “Sous Chef” lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

General Mills’ New Privacy Policy Restricts Consumers’ Right To Sue

April 17, 2014
If you download a coupon for a General Mills product like Reese's Puffs or Lucky Charms, or "like" a product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing company under General Mills' new privacy policy. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

If you’ve downloaded a General Mills coupon or interacted with the company on social media, you may lose the right to sue the company.

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

April 15, 2014
"Middle Eastern-Style Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt-Mint Sauce" is among four recipes our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory Declared Public Nuisance

April 11, 2014
Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Residents of Irwindale, California, complain that the odor from the facility burns their eyes and throats.

Seeking A Sweet Maple Syrup Harvest In New Hampshire

April 10, 2014
The woods on the Bascom Maple Farms property in autumn -- before the sugar season starts.

Harvesting syrup from maple trees is one of the nation’s oldest agricultural traditions. And these days, it’s big business. But global warming is causing unease among local growers.

Walmart Partners With Wild Oats To Sell Cheaper Organics

April 10, 2014
Wild Oats, a popular organic food brand in the 1980s, will soon be on the shelves in the grocery section of your local Walmart. Wild Oats products are projected to sell for 25 percent less than other national organic brands, and will likely bring about a huge shift in organics supply chain. (Bill Lile/Flickr)

A new line of economy-priced organic products at Walmart could mean new competition for stores like Whole Foods.

A Reprieve For Saturated Fat? The New Healthy Diet

March 31, 2014
This photo taken Sunday May 17, 2009 shows a Blue Cheeseburger with Fried Pickled Onions. A new study suggests that saturated fats are not as harmful as they were once considered to be. (AP)

Saturated fats. For decades, they’ve been taboo. Now new research is raising questions with them. A big look, with Mark Bittman and more.

Why M&M’s Are Made With Natural Coloring In The EU And Not The U.S.

March 28, 2014
Ingredients in Nestlé Smarties, including plant-based dyes. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

American companies are removing artificial dyes linked to hyperactivity from products in Europe, but not at home.

FDA Establishing Plan To Prevent Food Terrorism

March 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is in the process of establishing industry-wide regulations aimed at tightening up security.

Shortage Of Coffee Beans Is Causing Prices To Skyrocket

March 21, 2014
Coffee prices have doubled since January due in part to a drought in Brazil, the world's largest coffee producer. (Stirling Noyes/Flickr)

Coffee prices have spiked since January, due largely to a massive drought in Brazil.

Deadly Pig Virus Affects Economics Of Pork

March 21, 2014
Illinois hog farmer Phil Borgic says the PED virus killed many of his piglets. The virus is expected to cut pork supplies this year. (Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media)

A virus infecting piglets is projected to lead to a spike in price for pork products this year.

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