The Two-Way
4:21 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, the Chinese and American governments called for standards regarding cyberattacks.

The New York Times reports that in a speech, today, President Obama's national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, called on China to takes steps to stop the attacks.

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The Salt
4:18 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Less sleep equals less self-control when it comes to eating, a new study finds.
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Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Tired? Surely those cookies will help. And a burger. Chips. And a cupcake. Yeah, soda, too.

People do eat more when they're short of sleep. And that impulse to snarf when sleepy can cause quick weight gain, according to a new study.

Since Americans are chronically sleep deprived, it's no wonder that our waistlines have been expanding. One-third of American workers say they're sleeping six or fewer hours a night, compared with the seven to nine hours recommended.

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Research News
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mummy Study Shows Heart Disease Could Be A Natural Human Condition

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Ever wonder why mummies always sound like they're suffering from serious indigestion?

(SOUNDBITE OF SCOOBY DOO SEGMENT)

CARTOON CHARACTER #1: Golly, look.

CARTOON CHARACTER #2: That's a mummy and it's moving.

CORNISH: A little "Scooby Doo" for you there. But that mummy sounds like a cry for some Tums, right?

(SOUNDBITE OF A GROWL)

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Business
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Betting Site Intrade Shuts Down Under Mysterious Circumstances

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

The online betting market Intrade has shut down. Intrade allowed customers to wager on the outcome of events such as presidential elections. The company says all betting is on hold until it can investigate possible financial irregularities.

Asia
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

North Korea Severs 'Hotline' Communication With The South After Sanctions

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

North Korean authorities cut off their "hotline" communication with South Korea on Monday as part of their announced withdrawal from the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953. The move came amid a flurry of bellicose North Korean threats, coinciding with the beginning today of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The White House also vowed anew to protect U.S. forces and South Korean allies against any threats from the North. Analysts say it is among the most dangerous moments on the Korean peninsula in several years.

Religion
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

No Clear Frontrunner For Next Pope On The Eve Of Cardinals' Conclave

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 7:18 am

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This is a big week at the Vatican. The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will enter the Sistine Chapel tomorrow for a conclave to elect the next pope. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli is in Rome and has been talking with the faithful.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI, BYLINE: Small groups of people wander through St. Peter's Square. There's a sense of excitement, but also trepidation. These pilgrims came all the way from Brazil. Sister Paola Schneider is praying the cardinals will be inspired to make the right choice.

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Digital Life
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Blocking SXSW Tweets Can Help Mute The Noise From Austin

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 8:48 am

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Even if you're not at South by Southwest, it still may be impossible to avoid reading about it on Twitter if you have friends there. But there are ways to mute those tweets.

So we turn to Dylan Tweney, a tweet connoisseur, for some advice.

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Law
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Former Detroit Mayor Convicted Of Corruption, Racketeering

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was convicted on a variety of corruption charges in federal court in Detroit on Monday. He was convicted on 24 of 30 charges and faces a maximum 20 years in prison.

Education
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Harvard Searched Resident Dean's Email Accounts After Cheating Scandal Leak

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 7:14 am

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You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

Faculty and staff at Harvard University are in an uproar after learning that college administrators searched employee emails. Harvard was looking for the source of a leak to the media about a cheating scandal last year.

Now, Harvard staff say they feel cheated, as Curt Nickisch reports from member station WBUR.

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Technology
4:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

3-D Printing, Cat Videos The Hot Topic At SXSW Interactive Conference

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

This week is the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. It's where the big thinkers of the tech industry get together; this year's hot topics include 3-D printing and cat videos.

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