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3:37pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Asia

Death Toll Rises To 750 As Heat Wave Sweeps Through India

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 5:31 pm

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3:30pm

Tue May 26, 2015
NPR Ed

NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:24 pm

New York University announced it will not require the criminal record of prospective students in the first round of the admissions process.
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Students applying for college supply all sorts of information — financial records, letters of recommendation, the personal essay — to name just a few.

One big question they face: Do you have a criminal record?

The question appears on the Common Application — the website that prospective students use to apply to more than 500 schools across the U.S. and abroad.

Most students don't even think about it. But for some applicants, it's a reason not to apply.

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3:26pm

Tue May 26, 2015
All Tech Considered

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:39 pm

One of these things is not like the other: A 3-D printed model of a beige cowbird egg stands out from its robin's egg nest mates, though their shape and heft are similar.
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Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.

"I'm a terrible craftsperson," he admits.

That's why Hauber is pioneering the use of 3-D printing technology to quickly produce made-to-order fake eggs, taking a bit of old-school science into the 21st century.

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5:45pm

Mon May 25, 2015
Law

Brelo Verdict Shows The Difficulty In Applying Use Of Force Standards

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5:45pm

Mon May 25, 2015
Movies

Hollywood Promises Summer Of Blockbusters, And Could Deliver

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:52 pm

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