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Science Friday

Climate Deal or Not, Fight Against Global Warming Has Begun

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Last year, for example, new solar plants outpaced coal installations in the U.S., and carbon-trading schemes across state and national borders have already begun.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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CDC Warns That The Flu Season May Be A Bad One

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.

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China To End Organ Harvesting From Executed Inmates

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.

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Morning Edition

For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to new homes or reunite with extended family. But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.

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Morning Edition

Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.

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Money Talking

Keeping Those Good Vacation Vibes, the Answer Isn't in Your Inbox

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Too many vacations end in a tidal wave of anxiety once you're back at work. Trying to catch up, paging through your inbox it's enough to stop vacationing altogether. Yeah right! 

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Okay, maybe the steps aren’t so easy. But a program run out of a Toronto housing project has had great success in turning around kids who were headed for trouble.

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All Things Considered

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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All Things Considered

Liberia President Sets Dec. 25 Goal For No New Ebola Cases

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola has killed more people in Liberia than any other country — just over 3,100. And it continues to be a problem in Liberia's countryside. But the number of new cases overall in the West African nation dropped over the last two months, according to health officials.

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All Things Considered

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rats.

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All Things Considered

In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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Is HIV Evolving Into A Weaker Virus?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In parts of southern Africa, HIV has picked up mutations that slow down its ability to grow inside a person's blood. That's a good sign. But will it be enough to make a difference in the epidemic?

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Startling Statistic: Only 8 Patients In Largest Ebola Hospital

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.

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Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That Smartphone

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sure, you just wanted to take a peek at Facebook. But that can chill a relationship, especially if you and your love aren't on the same page about when it's OK to use technology.

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Morning Edition

CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Time of Your Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Today’s show is a family meeting all about time: how it works, how to make the most of it, why we feel it differently, and what it means to be "part-time."

WNYC News

Two Small NYC-area Hospitals on Standby for Ebola

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Previously unspecified, two of the facilities in the region that would receive Ebola patients are small community hospitals.

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WNYC News

SUNY Unveils New Policy to Prevent Sexual Assaults on Campuses

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Policy carries consequences for violators.

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Schoolbook

Giants Donate $1.2M to Put EMTs on City's High School Football Fields

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The funds will go to varsity and JV programs at 53 New York City public schools.
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