WNIJ and WNIU http://northernpublicradio.org en The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/fda-moves-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes The Food and Drug Administration says it will formally propose regulating e-cigarettes.<p>Early Thursday, the agency unveiled a long-awaited rule that would give it power to oversee the increasingly popular devices, much in the way that it regulates traditional cigarettes.<p>"It's a huge change," FDA Commissioner <a href="http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/commissionerspage/default.htm">Margaret Hamburg</a> told reporters in a briefing Wednesday, before the official announcement of the agency's plans. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:03:00 +0000 Rob Stein 46482 at http://northernpublicradio.org The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes FCC To Propose Change To Net Neutrality Rules, Media Report http://northernpublicradio.org/post/fcc-propose-change-net-neutrality-rules-media-report The FCC is expected to put out new Internet traffic rules that would let content providers negotiate for better service. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Gautham Nagesh. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:06:00 +0000 editor 46481 at http://northernpublicradio.org Reports: FCC Poised For Changes To Net Neutrality Policy http://northernpublicradio.org/post/reports-fcc-poised-about-face-net-neutrality <h6>This post was updated at 12:10 a.m. ET on Thursday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 46480 at http://northernpublicradio.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy http://northernpublicradio.org/post/obama-gets-taste-jiros-dream-sushi-name-diplomacy President Obama kicked off the first leg of his tour of Asia on Wednesday with some sushi diplomacy.<p>He dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a revered and tiny temple of sushi in Tokyo called <a href="http://www.sushi-jiro.jp/eng-index.html">Sukiyabashi Jiro</a>. The subterranean restaurant, with just 10 seats at the counter, was made famous by the 2011 documentary <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/16/148737187/cameras-follow-worlds-greatest-sushi-chef">Jiro Dreams of Sushi</a>.<em> </em><p>Obama emerged with a thumbs-up review. "That's some good sushi right there," he said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46479 at http://northernpublicradio.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit http://northernpublicradio.org/post/unbeliebable-justin-offends-asian-fans-shrine-visit Pop star Justin Bieber has been lurching from <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/justin-biebers-2013-a-year-of-mishaps-controversies-sobbing-fans-and-fake-retirements-9030439.html">crisis</a> to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2574166/Judge-orders-police-video-showing-Justin-Bieber-urinating-Miami-jail-cell-released-blackout.html">crisis</a> in recent months, but his latest faux pas could be his biggest, risking the affections of possibly a billion Beliebers.<p>During a trip to Japan, the 20-year-old Canadian singer appears to have visited perhaps the Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46477 at http://northernpublicradio.org Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record http://northernpublicradio.org/post/costly-hepatitis-c-pill-shreds-drug-industry-sales-record The launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever.<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved the pill in December. And then Gilead Sciences was off to the races. The company said it sold $2.27 billion worth of Sovaldi in the quarter that ended March 31. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Scott Hensley 46472 at http://northernpublicradio.org Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/scientists-pinpoint-source-antarctic-quack For decades, researchers and submarine crews in icy waters off the coast of Antarctica have been picking up a mysterious quacking sound.<p>The "bio-duck," as its called, has been heard on and off since Cold War patrols picked it up on sonar during the 1960s.<p>"It goes 'quack, quack, quack, quack,' " says <a href="http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/acoustics/psbAcousticsPeople.html">Denise Risch</a>, a marine biologist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. "It has this almost mechanical feel to it."<p>Some thought it might be a secret Soviet sub. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 46478 at http://northernpublicradio.org Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack http://northernpublicradio.org/post/age-custom-tailored-ed-tech-teachers-shop-rack The big names in the growing education-technology industry gathered in Arizona this week.<p>The <a href="http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/">"Education Innovation Summit"</a> styles itself the "Davos of ed-tech." Educators, philanthropists and political leaders like Jeb Bush rubbed elbows with the investors, venture capitalists, big companies like Microsoft and small companies hoping to get big. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 46473 at http://northernpublicradio.org In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/brazil-becomes-one-first-adopt-internet-bill-rights Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff signed into law a kind of Internet bill of rights on Wednesday.<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights"> </a><p><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25621388/brazil-passes-an-internet-bill-rights">As the AP reports</a>, the law enshrines access to the Web, guarantees neutrality and "puts limits on the metadata that can be collected from Internet users in Brazil. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46475 at http://northernpublicradio.org Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights' Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/why-are-we-spiteful-even-though-it-bites-us-back Maybe you turn up your music when your neighbor complains about the noise.<p>Or maybe you curse a baby princess because you didn't get invited to her christening, as in "Sleeping Beauty" and its latest incarnation, the upcoming movie "Maleficent."<p>To see spite in its purest form, try brunch in New York. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 46474 at http://northernpublicradio.org Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?