How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports?

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

Holder Seeks To Sooth Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.

Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

August 20, 2014
Shoulder-high stalks are seen in a corn field July 5, 2006 in Prairie View, Illinois. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.

Most Food Banks In Eastern Mass. See Rise In Clients, Report Finds

August 18, 2014
Greater Boston Food Bank President Catherine D’Amato in the warehouse in a 2013 file photo (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Nearly 64 percent of The Greater Boston Food Bank’s member agencies reported seeing a year-over-year increase in food bank clients.

On Stage: Chef Rick Bayless’ Dinner Theater ‘Cascabel’

August 15, 2014
Chef Rick Bayless has come out of the kitchen to present his cuisine on-stage in "Cascabel" at the Lookingglass Theater in Chicago. (

The chef and restaurateur says “I got tired of going to plays that were about food, in which the audience neither smelled or tasted the food.”

Healthy Food, Fast

August 15, 2014
Employees at a branch of the salad green fast-casual restaurant SweetGreen prepare ingredients. (SweetGreen Restaurants)

Quinoa on the run. We test the claims and reality of the healthy fast food movement.

Beef From 2 Mass. Whole Foods Stores Recalled

August 15, 2014
A customer walks home from the Whole Foods Market in Cambridge, Mass. in 2008 around the time of another beef recall due to E. coli bacteria. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Hamersley’s Bistro To Close Its Doors After 27 Years

August 14, 2014
Gordon Hamersley, chef and co-owner of Hamersley’s Bistro in Boston’s South End, in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The beloved South End restaurant has become a Boston institution since it opened in 1987, and chef/owner Gordon Hamersley says its upcoming closure is “sweet and sour.”

New Studies: Low-Salt Diet May Be Harmful

August 14, 2014
Salt shaker (Wen Zhang/Flickr)

Three new studies challenge the low salt intake levels recommended by groups like the American Heart Association.

Market Basket CEOs Issue Another Ultimatum

August 12, 2014
Protesters hold signs and taunt a car entering the site of a Market Basket Supermarket job fair in Andover, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Market Basket employees and their supporters are calling for the reinstatement of their fired CEO, even as the company is in the midst of a three-day job fair to replace employees who have refused to work during a revolt that is costing the supermarket chain millions. (AP)

A new ultimatum gives some Market Basket employees until Friday to return to work or be fired.

Why Aren’t Parents Packing Healthy Lunches For Kids?

August 11, 2014
According to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, few parents in Mass. are including healthy food like cucumbers and strawberries in packed lunches. (Matthew Mead/AP)

According to a new Tufts University study, parents are packing too much junk food and too few fruits and vegetables in their kids’ lunches.

After Surge, Beef Prices Start To Fall

August 11, 2014
Two versions of Del Monico Rib Eye beef steaks are seen for sale at the Eastern Market February 25, 2014, in Washington, DC. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

The drought pushed beef prices to record highs this year, but there are now signs that beef prices are starting to slip.

Make The Most Of Summer Corn Before It's Gone

August 11, 2014
Ingredients for Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's Grilled Corn Feta Tomato Mint Salad. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her favorite corn recipes, including breakfast corn fritters and corn chowder.

Joe De Sena Wants You To ‘Spartan Up!’

August 7, 2014
Competitors tackle an obstacle during the Pacific Northwest "Spartan Sprint" on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Washougal, Wash.(AP/Rachel La Corte)

We talk to Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Race, on his philosophy for “limitless living.”

Russia Bans Food Imports From U.S.

August 7, 2014
A Russian customer buys cheese in Saint Petersburg on August 7. Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions, banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to block flights over its airspace. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

In response to sanctions, Russia will ban all imports of dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables from the U.S., E.U., Australia, Canada and Norway.

Bill Seeks To Help Promote Mass. Seafood

August 7, 2014

The bill approved last week is designed to create name recognition and consumer demand for Massachusetts seafood products and stabilize market prices

Tanglewood Embraces Local Food Movement

August 7, 2014
Classical music fans have been picnicking on Tanglewood's lush lawn for years. (Alan Solomon/ AP File)

Food has always been a big part of the Tanglewood experience. But a larger effort is under way this summer to use more locally-sourced products at all events on the Lenox campus.

The Tomato Mishigas: A Mother, A Daughter And Carloads Of Tomato Plants

August 7, 2014
Lynda Morgenroth: "I can still see the curving vines crammed into my car — wagging and listing and wilting as I drove thousands of miles, worried they would die in the heat, or the cold, or in my care." (photofarmer/Flickr)

I can still see the curving vines crammed into my car — wagging and listing and wilting as I drove thousands of miles, worried they would die in the heat, or the cold, or in my care.

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