One of the deer Morning Edition Supervising Senior Editor Kitty Eisele sees during her commute home very, very early in the morning.
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After lugging his Pedersen bike on the Los Angeles metro, NPR Broadcast and Recording Technician Patrick Murray, rides about one-and-a-half miles to reach NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Pedersen bikes allow their riders to sit up straighter than regular road bikes, and their hammock saddles reduce shock on bumpy roads.
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Tell Me More Editorial Assistant Bridget De Chagas shares a ride with a fellow slug commuter. "I feel like I'm giving back a little bit to the world, even if it's just in the form of humanity and a simple 'thank you, have a nice day,'" she says.
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Slugs brave rainy conditions as they wait to be picked up by drivers looking to take advantage of high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
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Rhode Island Public Radio's James Baumgartner prepares for a snowy ride during a blizzard last winter.
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Rhode Island Public Radio staffers Aaron Read and James Baumgartner bike to work, even in the harsh New England winters.
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NPR Director of Operations and Special Projects Kim Bryant takes advantage of the sites of the nation's capital as she cycles to NPR headquarters in Washington D.C.
Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 5:18 pm
Facebook has rolled out a tool to address online harassment that some digital safety advocates are calling a beneficial, but belated, first step.
The social networking site with 1.2 billion users worldwide released a "bullying prevention hub" this week. It's essentially an online resource center with suggestions for teens, parents and educators on how to address bullying — both online and off — and take action on Facebook.
One man's sewage is another man's drinking water. As wastewater comes through this pipe, straw-like filters get rid of any contaminants wider than a human hair. That's just one step of the purification process.
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Purple hydrants carry purified wastewater, mostly intended for landscaping.
In California's Silicon Valley, there will soon be a new source of water for residents. That may not sound like big news, but the source of this water – while certainly high-tech — is raising some eyebrows.
With freshwater becoming more scarce in many parts of the country, the public may have to overcome its aversion to water recycling.
Ah, The Stench Of Drinking Water
If text could transmit odor, you'd know where this water is coming from.
For six decades, in her light-filled studio on top of New York's Carnegie Hall, portrait photographer Editta Sherman photographed celebrities from Leonard Bernstein to Yul Brynner to Joe DiMaggio. She was a legend — and she'd tell you that herself. Sherman died Friday at 101.
A note on her website reads: "Editta Sherman's vibrant sparkling life faded from this earth on November 1st, All Saints Day. She is at peace now and she is clothed in her ballerina dress with her diamond shoes dancing her way home to our hearts."
New public opinion polls show distaste for National Security Agency surveillance does not break cleanly across party lines. Despite the administration's attempts otherwise, one new study finds that the more people know about the NSA, the more they dislike it.
From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish, this week at NPR West in California.
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And I'm Melissa Block in Washington, D.C.
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BLOCK: Ringing the bell to open trading on the New York Stock Exchange today, @SirPatStew, @vivienneharr and @CherylFiandaca - all of them big users of Twitter - to mark the day the social networking site became a publicly traded company.
If the Food and Drug Administration has its way, an era of food technology will soon end. The agency announced Thursday it is aiming to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products.
Margaret Hamburg, the FDA commissioner, said at a press conference that her agency has come to the preliminary conclusion that the oils "are not generally recognized as safe for use in food."
If the agency makes this decision final, it will mean a complete ban on this ingredient.