Kevin Berthia is talked down by California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs at the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2005. John Storey/Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle hide caption

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StoryCorps

10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit What Might Have Been Lost

On March 11, 2005, Kevin Berthia wanted to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs talked him out of it. The two met recently to discuss what happened that day.

U.S. taxpayers have poured $30 billion into funding electronic records systems in hospitals and doctors' offices since 2009. But most of those systems still can't talk to each other, which makes transfer of medical information tough. iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors MTPR

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Farmer Magoichi Shigihara checks on his cucumber farm in Nihonmatsu in Fukushima prefecture, about 31 miles west of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in May 2011. Testing shows radiation in foods grown and raised in Fukushima is back to pre-accident levels. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

'Plenty Of Produce' In Fukushima, But Hesitation To Eat It Lingers

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation, but people still don't trust them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

One possible result in the Mighty Mini Mammals division of 2015's Mammal March Madness tournament. If the species that's seeded highest always wins its bracket, the fennec fox will leave the division and advance to the final four. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Animals

Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

At more than 12,000 feet above sea level, the town of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, sits on volcanic bedrock, which leaches arsenic into the drinking water. Guigue/Wikimedia hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.

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