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SciFri: Is the Universe Built on Math?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In The Mathematical Universe, physicist Max Tegmark argues that the universe is completely mathematical.

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SciFri: How Fins Gave Way to Feet

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tiktaalik roseae was a fish that had scales, gills, and limb-like front fins.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Medicine's Gender Gap

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Yet women make up only a third of subjects in cardiovascular clinical trials.

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SciFri: Scott Stossel: My Age of Anxiety

Thursday, January 16, 2014

An estimated one out of seven Americans suffers from anxiety.

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SciFri: Science Goes to the Movies: ‘Her’

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Pregnant Women Warned Against Drinking Water In W.Va. Area

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The CDC says pregnant women should stick to bottled water until all traces of a coal-treatment chemical are gone from the local water supply.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

On Today's Program: A nuclear-free Iran looks to be on the horizon, after Iran and six world powers agreed Sunday to put in place an interim accord that will curtail Iran's nuclear program...About 300,000 people in and around Charleston, West Virginia woke up for the fourth morning in a row without access to water...A look at the push and pull between the need for regulation and the need for industry to provide jobs and grow.

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California's Pot Farms Could Leave Salmon Runs Truly Smoked

Monday, January 13, 2014

Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.

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We Have A Science Tumblr, And Its Name Is 'Skunk Bear'

Monday, January 13, 2014

Follow Skunk Bear for quirky animations, intriguing videos, illustrations, GIFs, behind-the-scenes radio moments, dispatches from the intersection of science and culture, homemade lava recipes, underwater operas, and fascinating graphs hastily scrawled on napkins. It's all about science.

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The Takeaway

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

Monday, January 13, 2014

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | World Powers & Iran Reach Deal on Nuclear Program | 300,000 Still Without Water in West Virginia | Balancing Regulation & The Need to Create Jobs | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

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New Jersey News

Christie Loses Pinelands Pipeline Vote

Friday, January 10, 2014

Some observers say the rejection of the Christie-backed gas pipeline could be a sign of weakened political strength amidst the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

Friday, January 10, 2014

If you're confused by the fight over genetically modified food — and even more if your mind is already made up — you might want to turn to an investigation of the topic carried out by the environmental website Grist. Instead of preaching to the deep-green choir, Grist's in-depth series questioned its faith.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Migraine Study Reveals the Power of Placebo

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Patients’ expectations can play a role in the effectiveness of medications and placebos.

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SciFri: An Antarctic Expedition, Frozen in Time

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Century-old Antarctic photos offer a peek into Shackleton’s ill-fated Ross Sea Party Expedition.

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SciFri: 2014 Consumer Electronics Show Round-Up

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Chris Ziegler of The Verge discusses technology trends from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Cold Snap Knocks Out Some Invasive Insects

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Asian long-horned beetle, emerald ash borer: Will they survive the colder weather?

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A Rain Forest Begins With Rain, Right? Is This A Trick Question?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

This is a "Which came first?" riddle. Not chicken vs. egg. This one is about rain forests. When rain forests begin, do they start with rain ("Yes!" say I) or trees ("No! That's ridiculous!" say I)? I should warn you: Sometimes nature has a sense of humor.

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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down. Sometimes, she wobbles and falls. The polar vortex has sort of stretched out an arm.

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WNYC News

Foul Weather In Britain Linked To U.S. 'Polar Vortex'

Monday, January 06, 2014

The southwestern U.K. is getting slammed by huge waves whipped up by 70 mph winds accompanying a low-pressure system sweeping in from the Atlantic.

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No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

Sunday, January 05, 2014

While the East Coast is digging out from a major winter storm, California is praying for rain. The state just finished one of the driest years on record, and that has water managers, farmers and others worried.

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