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TED Radio Hour

How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

Friday, September 19, 2014

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

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WNYC News

Enterovirus D-68 Appears in New York

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two New York children have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness first noticed in the Midwest.

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All Things Considered

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

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All Things Considered

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Squirrel monkeys, chimps and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.

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Science Friday

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With their ornately colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract mates and researchers alike.

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Science Friday

Functional Features: The Evolution of the Human Face

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Human social interaction may have been the reason faces evolved to be varied and unique.

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Science Friday

‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.

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Science Friday

The People's March Against Climate Change

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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Science Friday

Artificial Sweeteners Might Sour Your Microbiome

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels.

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Science Friday

Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In The Cost of Cutting, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.

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Science Friday

Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them, Too)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Hack a Breast Pump

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MIT is hosting a 150-person hack-a-thon this weekend in an attempt to do the impossible: Make the hated breast pump not suck so much.

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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.

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San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug

Thursday, September 18, 2014

City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Humanitarian Help Across the Globe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As the world debates military action and political positioning, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to suffer -- particularly women and girls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Training Your 'Bi-Literate' Brain

Thursday, September 18, 2014

 How screens are changing the way our brains process reading, and why we might need to train our brains to be 'bi-literate'.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Vote for Independence, The NFL's Culture of Violence, and Dying in America

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Takeaway examines Scotland's historic vote for independence, the NFL's culture of violence, and a new report that argues that America's end-of-life care system is broken.