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Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with some types of cancer.

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What's A Better Way To Detect Cancer?

Friday, July 31, 2015

We often discover cancer after it's too late to treat. Jorge Soto is in the process of creating a simple, fast and cheap method for early cancer detection and all it takes is a few drops of blood.

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Is Our Narrow Focus On Cancer Doing More Harm Than Good?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. David Agus believes that current research is too narrowly focused on the specifics of cancer. Instead, he thinks broader, more interdisciplinary methods are needed to control and treat it.

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What Does It Mean To Be A "Cancer Survivor"?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Debra Jarvis had breast cancer, but it doesn't define her, she says. Jarvis explains how clinging to the identity of "survivor" sometimes stifles personal growth.

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How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Giving away something that could make you a billion dollars sounds foolish. But Dr. Jay Bradner believes it's essential to share even the most prized scientific discoveries if we hope to cure cancer.

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How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Antibiotics save lives, but we rely on them too much. Eventually, the drugs may stop working. Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan asks us to think twice before reaching for this double-edged resource.

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What Can A Small Town In England Teach Us About Resilience?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Community organizer Rob Hopkins argues that individuals, towns and communities have a large role to play in lowering our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ecologist Jon Foley says agriculture is the "most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age." He says we're using too much to irrigate and we have to rethink how we farm.

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What's Disappearing From the Amazon — Even Faster Than Wildlife?

Friday, July 17, 2015

The isolated tribes of the Amazon are getting dispersed or dying out. Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin describes what we'll lose if their culture and collective wisdom vanish with them.

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Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. While researching emerging markets, he realized that creativity might be the most precious renewable resource.

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Why Should We Look Forward To Getting Older?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Psychologist Laura Carstensen says that as people get older, they usually become less stressed and more content.

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When Do We Become The Final Version of Ourselves?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dan Gilbert shares research on what he calls the "end of history illusion," where we think the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.

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Why Does Time Exist?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.

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Can You Remember Your Life 1 Second At A Time?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to remember the special moments of his life.

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What Happens When People Are Given A Voice?

Friday, June 05, 2015

Over 20 years ago, Dave Isay's radio documentary Ghetto Life 101 was broadcast. It presented voices many listeners hardly ever hear, setting a standard for storytellers everywhere.

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How Do We Listen When We're Unable to Hear?

Friday, June 05, 2015

Percussionist and recording artist Evelyn Glennie is almost completely deaf, which means she listens to music with her body, not her ears.

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How Do We Change When We Really Listen To The People We Love?

Friday, June 05, 2015

Dave Isay started StoryCorps with a booth in Grand Central Station and an open invitation for people to interview one another. Since then, it's turned into a massive archive of humanity.

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What Does Space Sound Like?

Friday, June 05, 2015

Sound artist Honor Harger spent the last few years listening to the stars and recording some of the sounds of space.

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How Can Listening Transform An Entire Community?

Friday, June 05, 2015

During the '80s, Rev. Jeffrey Brown watched his neighborhood become overrun with drugs and violence. He decided to listen to young people in the community, not preach to them, to bring about change.

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