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Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary Guidelines

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Jihadi John Unmasked, When The Internet Goes Bad & Our Allergic World

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Takeaway has the details on the identity of an ISIS executioner, we explore digital dead zones, and how our world is impacting our allergies. 

PRI's The World

President Obama's veto isn't the end of the Keystone XL story

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

President Obama vetoed a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but that still doesn't mean the project is officially dead. But with collapsed oil prices and a world moving away from fossil fuels, would Keystone's builders eventually regret it if they do win approval?

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Morning Edition

Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.

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PRI's The World

Who built this mystery tunnel underneath Toronto?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Who built a tunnel under this university campus? That's the mystery that Canadian police are trying to solve.

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Morning Edition

'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.

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Morning Edition

Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.

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Morning Edition

Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Monday, February 23, 2015

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Monday, February 23, 2015

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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The Takeaway

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Climate Scientist?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dr. Wei Hock "Willie" Soon is a prominent climate researcher who argues that climate change is not the result of human actions. But all of his money comes from the energy industry.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Battles Over Net Neutrality, Islam, and Rape on Campus

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the FCC's upcoming vote on net neutrality, the fight over Islam within the Islamic State, and the battle to end rape on college campuses.

Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.

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PRI's The World

China's American canal could sacrifice Nicaragua's great lake

Thursday, February 19, 2015

China's $50 billion plan for a new Central American canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific may damage the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, changing the environment for those who depend upon it. The plan faces opposition in parts of the country.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.

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The Takeaway

Bomb Trains: The Dangerous Business of Hauling Oil

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Monday, a freight train carrying more than 3 million gallons of oil derailed in West Virginia and exploded into a massive fireball. Yet, "bomb train" accidents are not uncommon.

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Can You Hear Nature's Sounds?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our lives are now so noisy that we're at risk of shutting out nature's beautiful sounds, a new study shows. Anthropologist Barbara J. King invites us to be still and listen to the world.

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