KRCU http://krcu.org en FCC To Propose Change To Net Neutrality Rules, Media Report http://krcu.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 02:51:00 +0000 editor 24911 at http://krcu.org Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality http://krcu.org/post/reports-fcc-poised-about-face-net-neutrality The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to propose new rules that amount to an about-face for the regulator when it comes to net neutrality, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?smid=tw-bna"><em>The New York Times</em></a> and <em><a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories&mg=reno64-wsj">The Wall Street Journal </a></em>are reporting based on unnamed sources.<p>According to the papers, the FCC is planning to allow Internet service providers to sell a faster Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 24910 at http://krcu.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy http://krcu.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 22:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 24908 at http://krcu.org Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record http://krcu.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 24909 at http://krcu.org Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack' http://krcu.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 24907 at http://krcu.org Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'