• Crop-Destroying Birds Better Prey These Falcons Don't See Them By NPR   -   Apr 24, 2018

    CROP-DESTROYING BIRDS BETTER PREY THESE FALCONS DON'T SEE THEM

    Falcon pest control is gaining popularity, especially among eco-friendly farms. The raptors are trained to scare off pesky birds like...

  • First State Dinner: A Chance For Melania Trump To Put Her Stamp On The White House By NPR   -   Apr 24, 2018

    FIRST STATE DINNER: A CHANCE FOR MELANIA TRUMP TO PUT HER STAMP ON THE WHITE HOUSE

    State dinners are a chance for first ladies to express their tastes and make a statement. But historically these diplomatic dinners...

    Dinner
  • By NPR   -   Apr 24, 2018

    FAILURE TO DECLARE APPLE AT CUSTOMS COSTS COLORADO WOMAN $500

    On the way back from Paris, a flight attendant gave Crystal Tadlock an apple which she put in her carry-on to eat later. She didn't...

    Paris, Apples
  • Edible Oddities: David Bowie-Inspired Menus Reflect His Many Personas By NPR   -   Apr 24, 2018

    EDIBLE ODDITIES: DAVID BOWIE-INSPIRED MENUS REFLECT HIS MANY PERSONAS

    Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke are just two of the characters David Bowie created for himself. The innovator explored music...

  • By NPR   -   Apr 23, 2018

    IN 'AT MY TABLE,' NIGELLA LAWSON CELEBRATES HOME COOKING

    Steve Inskeep talks to author Nigella Lawson about her latest cookbook: At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking. She says that home...

    Cook
  • For 50 Years, Deep-Water Trawls Likely Caught More Fish Than Anyone Thought By NPR   -   Apr 23, 2018

    FOR 50 YEARS, DEEP-WATER TRAWLS LIKELY CAUGHT MORE FISH THAN ANYONE THOUGHT

    Using historical data and estimates from deep-sea trawls that drag nets along the ocean floor, researchers estimate that millions of...

    Fish, Water
  • For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    FOR ONE FINE-DINING CHEF, CUTTING FOOD WASTE SAVES THE PLANET AND THE BOTTOM LINE

    After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality...

    Restaurant, Cook
  • Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    VETERANS-TURNED-BREWERS HELP OTHERS WHO SERVED DEVELOP NEW SKILLS

    Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates...

    Bourbon, Spirits, Brewery, Cook
  • For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    FOR ONE CALIFORNIA COMPANY, TRUMP'S TARIFFS HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

    The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods,...

  • Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos By NPR   -   Apr 18, 2018

    LOCAL COURTS LIFT ARKANSAS WEEDKILLER BAN, CREATING CHAOS

    The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused...

  • Antarctic Veggies: Practice For Growing Plants On Other Planets By NPR   -   Apr 18, 2018

    ANTARCTIC VEGGIES: PRACTICE FOR GROWING PLANTS ON OTHER PLANETS

    We may cultivate crops in space one day, so scientists are running an Antarctic greenhouse to prepare. They've harvested the first...

  • Armenia's Ancient Motal Cheese Makes Its Way Into The Modern Age By NPR   -   Apr 17, 2018

    ARMENIA'S ANCIENT MOTAL CHEESE MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE MODERN AGE

    A college student gives a commercially extinct cheese from Armenia a shot at new life, and tourists in a remote mountainous region...

    Cheese
  • Starbucks Closing 8,000 Stores For An Afternoon, For Racial Bias Education By NPR   -   Apr 17, 2018

    STARBUCKS CLOSING 8,000 STORES FOR AN AFTERNOON, FOR RACIAL BIAS EDUCATION

    Last week, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, where they were quietly waiting to meet someone. Starbucks has...

    Philadelphia
  • In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source By NPR   -   Apr 17, 2018

    IN NORTH CAROLINA, HOG WASTE IS BECOMING A STREAMLINED FUEL SOURCE

    North Carolina isn't rich in coal, natural gas or oil, but it has more hogs than nearly any other state. And for years, scientists...

  • Grocery Stores Get Mostly Mediocre Scores On Their Food Waste Efforts By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    GROCERY STORES GET MOSTLY MEDIOCRE SCORES ON THEIR FOOD WASTE EFFORTS

    A new report, "Supermarkets Fail to Make the Grade in Reducing Food Waste," scores the 10 largest grocery stores on how they handle...

  • The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    THE SUPER-HOT PEPPER THAT SENT A MAN TO THE ER

    Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating...

  • Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    REFUGEE WOMEN COOK UP SYRIAN CUISINE TO EKE OUT A LIVING IN TURKEY

    Turkey, Cook
  • For Yazidis In U.S., New Year Holiday Brings Taste Of Lamb And The Home They Fled By NPR   -   Apr 15, 2018

    FOR YAZIDIS IN U.S., NEW YEAR HOLIDAY BRINGS TASTE OF LAMB AND THE HOME THEY FLED

    Like other spring holidays, Sere Sal is about fertility and new life. For Yazidi refugees who fled genocide at the hands of ISIS in...

    Cook, Lamb
  • Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax By NPR   -   Apr 13, 2018

    PHILADELPHIANS DRINK LESS SUGARY SODA, MORE WATER, AFTER TAX

    A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people...

    Water, Philadelphia
  • The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do By NPR   -   Apr 13, 2018

    THE COMPLEX CODE IN A POTATO CHIP: WHY WE LOVE THE FLAVORS WE DO

    Much can affect our choice of munchies: gender, age, income and cultural preferences. And our cravings for one of the world's favorite...

    Potato