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Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.

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Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.

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All Things Considered

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.

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The Takeaway

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science Friday

Unraveling the Mysteries of Black Holes

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High energy x-rays provide a rare glimpse into the behavior of black holes.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

Science in the Writers’ Room

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

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Science Friday

From the Lab to the Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.

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Science Friday

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncharismatic microfauna, such as insects and mollusks, are giving scientists at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles a glimpse of the city's cool, humid past.

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Science Friday

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Science Friday

Electric Bacteria Form Nanowires, Shoot Out Electrons

Thursday, August 28, 2014

USC's Moh El-Naggar says engineers hope to harness bacterial energy using fuel cells.

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PRI's The World

Concussions in soccer are a real thing. So why not change the substitution rule?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.

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In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

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Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

Thursday, August 28, 2014

If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.

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The Takeaway

Say Goodbye to Bad Memories

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What if you could take any one unpleasant memory and rewrite it to have sunnier associations? Researchers say they’ve managed to transform bad memories into good ones in mice.

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Morning Edition

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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