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  1. The Matzo Economy : Planet Money : NPR

    How do you make money manufacturing a dry, bland cracker that a tiny percentage of the population eats just one week a year?

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  2. A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

    Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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  3. Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking : The Salt : NPR

    Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.

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  4. Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time : NPR

    Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation’s recordings before they’re lost.

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  5. Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm : The Salt : NPR

    In a former bomb shelter beneath London, Zero Carbon Food grows leafy greens and microgreens. Believe it or not, this dark, dank underground farm is an energy-efficient way to grow fresh produce.

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  6. How Do You Construct A Voice?

    Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can’t speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

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  7. Using The Wisdom Of Crowds To Translate Language : NPR

    Linguists are looking to crowd-sourcing to solve the problem of translating lesser-known dialects. The plan is to use social networks to link human translators with groups like relief agencies — and even businesses. It’s a technique that worked after the Haitian earthquake.

    —Huffduffed by adactio one month ago

  8. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn’t Make You Feel Small : NPR

    The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story," should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

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  9. Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish : The Salt : NPR

    A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.

    —Huffduffed by adactio one month ago

  10. Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert

    February 3, 2014 This three-song set features a 2014 tune called "Greens and Blues," a song yet to make it onto a Pixies release called "Silver Snail," and 1989’s "Monkey Gone to Heaven," which melted hearts and seared minds with a new memory from a time long past.

    —Huffduffed by adactio one month ago

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