NPR News

Pages

2:54pm

Tue June 25, 2013
The Two-Way

NOAA: A Rare Tsunami Hit The East Coast Earlier This Month

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 3:30 pm

A radar image of the storm complex that may have caused the tsunami.
NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a 6-foot wave that hit the East Coast earlier this month was a rare tsunami.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the source of the wave is "complex and under review," but they believe it was caused by a strong storm and perhaps even the "the slumping at the continental shelf east of New Jersey."

Read more

2:45pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Music Interviews

A First Lady No Longer, Carla Bruni Returns To Music

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Carla Bruni's new album, her first since her husband, former President Nicolas Sarkozy, left office, is titled Little French Songs.
Courtesy of the artist

Ella Fitzgerald was known as the First Lady of Song, but Carla Bruni is the singer-songwriter of first ladies.

Read more

12:41pm

Tue June 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Cardboard Bike's Fundraiser Is Rolling

The cardboard bicycle.
Baz Ratner Reuters /Landov

A quick update for the many who seemed fascinated by Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni's cardboard bicycle and his bid to bring it to the world:

Read more

12:20pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Big Weight Loss For Diabetics, But No Drop In Heart Risk

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 3:23 pm

Weight loss has been a key component of diabetes treatment for centuries.
iStockphoto.com

Hundreds of overweight or obese people with diabetes have been able to do something very few Americans have done: lose a big chunk of weight and keep it off for 10 years.

So should it matter if that epic weight loss didn't reduce the risk of heart disease? Maybe not.

That's one response to the results of the Look AHEAD clinical trial, which checked to see if losing weight reduced heart disease risk in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Read more

12:04pm

Tue June 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Germany Says It's Uncovered Terrorist Plot Using Model Planes

German officials say they've uncovered a radical Islamist plot to use remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives to carry out terrorist attacks in Germany.

Police carried out nine predawn raids in southern and eastern Germany as well as Belgium in search of evidence of what prosecutors allege was a plan for a "serious, state-threatening act of violence." There were no arrests.

Read more

Pages