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Science Friday

SciFri: Recording the Global Soundscape

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ecologist Bryan Pijanowski hopes to create a soundscape of every ecosystem on the planet.

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Science Friday

SciFri: The Science Club Talks Art Machines

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Science Club meets to recap the month’s ‘Build an Art Machine’ project.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Is Aereo the Latest TV Technology Disruptor?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Is Aereo a high-tech TV game changer or a clever way to get around broadcast copyright law?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Can We Game Our Way to Better Health?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Gamers and scientists join forces to develop “serious games” to improve health.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Serving Up the Origins of the Chicken and Chili Pepper

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scientists are combining genetics and linguistics to trace the origins of these staples of the modern-day menu.

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A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

International travel is one reason why the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.

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Food Tech Leaves Rural People Behind

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Technology enhanced food production has come a long way, but nearly an eighth of the population still suffers from chronic hunger. The United Nations' Kanayo Nwanze discusses what might help.

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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Morning Edition

Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

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Morning Edition

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries, and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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Morning Edition

FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

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Freakonomics Radio

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When it comes to exercising outrage, people tend to be very selective. Could it be that humans are our least favorite animal?

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The Takeaway

New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Over the past 50 years, there hasn't been a single preventative drug developed that specifically targets migraines. But some new research in its early stages shows hope that a preventative drug may be within reach.

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The Takeaway

New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan | New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | How Video Game Performance Can Determine Hiring and Firing | FDA Proposes New Rules for E-Cigs | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble? | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Here's What ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

This Little Mushroom Might Cure Your Anxiety

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A research team at NYU is experimenting with using hallucinogenic drugs to help cancer patients come to terms with their mortality. Reporter Roc Morin talks about his article in The Atlantic, “Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety.” 

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Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

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Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most of us aren't as maleficent as the fairy in "Sleeping Beauty," but we're still apt to spite others, even at risk of harming ourselves. Psychologists are trying to figure out why.

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Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.

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All Things Considered

Blockbuster Trades Are Changing The Face Of Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep: Adults

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Work emails keeping you up way too late? You're not alone. Columbia University sleep expert Dr. Carl Bazil says that even though work emails aren't usually an actual emergency, your brain thinks they are and keeps you wide awake. Plus, Harvard's Russell Sanna talks about how your company could prioritize sleep health--like email-free weekends. Yes, please.   

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