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Offbeat Stories of 2014

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TuneIn's editors offer their picks for 2014's best offbeat stories: underreported news, scientific achievements, and cultural oddities.

TuneIn's editors offer their picks for 2014's best offbeat stories: underreported news, scientific achievements, and cultural oddities.
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TuneIn's editors offer their picks for 2014's best offbeat stories: underreported news, scientific achievements, and cultural oddities.

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We Landed on a Comet!

12/4/2014
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After a ten-year chase, the European space probe Rosetta caught up to a distant comet, and launched a lander named Phille. (Science Friday, NPR, 11/14/2014)

Duration: 00:15:00


Massive iCloud Hack Leaks Celebrity Nudes

12/4/2014
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A large-scale attack on Apple's cloud storage system resulted in the theft of thousands of nude photos, including photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. Internet users responsible for sharing the photos have dubbed the event The Fappening. (The World Today, ABC, 9/2/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


40 Years Later, A Wrongful Conviction Overturned

12/4/2014
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Imprisoned in 1975 for a crime they didn't commit, three brothers finally saw freedom this year after the primary witness recanted his story. (Weekend Edition, NPR, 11/30/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral

12/4/2014
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The ALS raised almost $100 million with its viral Ice Bucket Challenge, raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease. (All Things Considered, NPR, 8/20/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Scientists Confirm Evidence of Life on Mars

12/4/2014
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Scientists have found conclusive evidence to support the theory that water once existed on Mars, building a strong case for a history of life on the planet as well. (The World Today, ABC, 1/24/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


NBA Bans Sterling for Life After Racist Statements

12/4/2014
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The NBA levied a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after a series of racist comments were made public. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 4/30/2014)

Duration: 00:15:00