WWNO http://wwno.org en The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much http://wwno.org/post/dread-factor-why-ebola-and-contagion-scare-us-so-much The Ebola outbreak has set off an alarm around the world. Public health leaders say the intense concern is appropriate, given the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/21/341992005/how-much-bigger-is-the-ebola-outbreak-than-official-reports">unprecedented size</a> of the outbreak and the deadliness of the virus.<p>But experts say the outbreak has also produced a lot of unfounded fears. Even just the word <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/147820238/ebola">Ebola</a> is kind of terrifying.<p>Why? Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Rob Stein 66667 at http://wwno.org TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series http://wwno.org/post/tvs-new-doctor-who-has-old-connection-series <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr3w3GYsvuo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGx8ypE4ck</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 66668 at http://wwno.org Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? http://wwno.org/post/who-are-protesters-getting-arrested-ferguson There was nobody at the QuikTrip on Thursday — that's the gas station and convenience store that burned down on the first night of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. It was once a focal point for protesters.<p>On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 66665 at http://wwno.org Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery http://wwno.org/post/contagious-kisses-we-answer-your-questions-about-ebola-recovery It was a public health first. Doctors discharged two Americans from a hospital in Atlanta after treating them for Ebola.<p>Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/28/336043452/2-americans-catch-ebola-in-liberia-as-nigeria-reports-first-case">caught</a> the virus in July while working with Christian aid groups at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Linda Poon 66661 at http://wwno.org The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations http://wwno.org/post/dynamics-demanding-ransom-nations <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Dynamics+Of+Demanding+Ransom+From+Nations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxMzc2NzY1MDEyOTc4NzE3NThmMjc5MA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 66664 at http://wwno.org In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice http://wwno.org/post/covering-foleys-killing-media-outlets-face-difficult-choice <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Covering+Foley%27s+Killing%2C+Media+Outlets+Face+A+Difficult+Choice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 66663 at http://wwno.org Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says http://wwno.org/post/isis-beyond-anything-weve-seen-hagel-says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341997009/recent-u-s-mission-aimed-to-rescue-foley-other-hostages-in-syria">a failed U.S. mission into northern Syria earlier this summer to rescue Americans</a> believed held there — including a journalist who was executed earlier this week — as "flawless" despite not recovering the hostages.<p>"This was a flawless operation, but the hostages weren't there," Hagel told journalists at a Pentagon briefing with Gen. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 66662 at http://wwno.org Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'? http://wwno.org/post/can-quinoa-take-root-roof-world For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops — corn, potatoes, rice, wheat and sorghum — traveled and colonized the world. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 66650 at http://wwno.org Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People http://wwno.org/post/vision-problems-increase-risk-death-older-people An eye exam may be the ticket to a longer life, researchers say, because good vision is essential for being able to shop, manage money and live independently. And maintaining independence in turn leads to a longer life.<p>Researchers have known for years that people who have vision problems as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who still see well. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 66651 at http://wwno.org Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest http://wwno.org/post/north-carolina-senate-race-shapes-unpopularity-contest North Carolina is one of the half-dozen states <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/six-consistently-close-races-will-probably-decide-control-of-the-senate/" target="_blank">that could cost the Democrats their majority in the Senate</a> this November, and both contenders in the race are hoping to capitalize on a backlash.<p>Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/north-carolina-abortion-bill-pat-mccory-94256.html" target="_blank">unpopular stat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 66660 at http://wwno.org