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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

NPR - 10/2/2014 12:59 AM - Science

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.

Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

NPR - 10/2/2014 12:23 AM - Cities Project

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully ? most of the time.

Giants Send Pirates Packing In Elimination Playoff Game

NPR - 10/1/2014 9:51 PM - The Two-Way

The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Giants will play the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

NPR - 10/1/2014 5:27 PM - The Two-Way

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

NPR - 10/1/2014 4:28 PM - The Two-Way

The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

NPR - 10/1/2014 3:40 PM - Shots - Health News

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.