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Science Friday

Could Inducing Hypothermia Help Revive Trauma Patients?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In a procedure called “Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation,” doctors would replace the blood of patients with cold saline to help buy valuable operating time.

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Science Friday

The ABCs of 3D

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Makerbot’s Bre Pettis explains what you need to know to try your own 3D printing.

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A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

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Fresh Air

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.

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All Things Considered

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.

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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

Sunday, July 06, 2014

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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Morning Edition

Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Friday, July 04, 2014

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.

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All Things Considered

Study: Surge In Okla. Quakes Can Be Traced To Drilling Operations

Thursday, July 03, 2014

StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports on a new study that links a "swarm" of earthquakes to four specific, high-volume oil and gas industry disposal wells. It's one of several reports that show oil and gas activity could be causing a rise in earthquake activity.

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Science Friday

Do Your Patriotic Duty: Learn Math

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Mathematician Edward Frenkel says a well-educated public is essential to democracy—and that includes being knowledgeable about math.

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Science Friday

Ben Franklin: Sonic Explorer

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ben Franklin’s sonic experiments included inventing a new musical instrument and testing the limits of the human voice.

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Science Friday

A Web of Doubt

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Author Charles Seife spots the falsehoods and fakes that make their way onto the information super highway.

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Science Friday

Celebrating Nature’s Summer Light Show, Fireflies

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The flashing of lightning bugs is a favorite part of a lazy summer evening, but there’s a lot of hidden nighttime drama.

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Science Friday

How New Rules and Smart Tech Are Reinventing the Grid

Thursday, July 03, 2014

After Superstorm Sandy, there was a lot of talk of a more distributed smart grid—a more resilient system. But how far have we come?

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Science Friday

Meet the Mohawk Behind NASA’s Curiosity Mission

Thursday, July 03, 2014

NASA’s “Mohawk Man,” Bobak Ferdowsi, talks public and private space exploration, plans for Europa, and whether or not we’ll be putting a human on Mars.

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All Things Considered

Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Acid has long been used in oil drilling in Florida, but Collier County officials say the state has been lax in its oversight of a new process that involves injecting acid underground under pressure.

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Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.

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Morning Edition

Living 63 Feet Underwater Helps Cousteau Team Conduct Experiments

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of scientists and explorers have spent the past 31 days underwater in the Aquarius Reef Base off the coast of Florida. David Greene talks to Cousteau about the experience.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In New York, All Fracking is Local

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Tom Wilber, journalist in Central New York and the author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale (Cornell Univ Pr, 2012), talks about the implications of the NY Court of Appeals ruling that allows local communities to opt out -- or in -- of fracking.

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Morning Edition

Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

NASA is preparing to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

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