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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can You Cure Cancer Without Killing It?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at new cancer research and breakthrough treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia that focus on restoring cancer cells rather than eradicating them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Forensic Pathologist on Death Investigations in NYC

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Judy Melinek explains her work as a New York City forensic pathologist and the fascinating world of death investigation. 

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Studio 360

Reconstructing Viruses

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why do scientists want to recreate viral monsters like the 1918 Spanish flu? And if they do, should they be allowed to publish the instructions?

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Science Friday

After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.

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Science Friday

A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.

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Science Friday

Understanding the Urban Ecosystem

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.

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Science Friday

Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.

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Science Friday

Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.

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Science Friday

The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.

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Studio 360

Why You Should Be Watching "The Knick"

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steven Soderbergh's The Knick is a delightfully bloody show about turn-of-the-century medicine. His New York is punctuated by bright whites, making 1900 feel futuristic.
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PRI's The World

No matter where in the world you are, opting out of childhood vaccines can be a catastrophic choice

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new NOVA special, "Vaccines: Calling the Shots," explores the lingering global resistance to vaccination campaigns. Case studies from around the world explain just how bad the impact can be when groups opt out of childhood shots.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Return of Preventable Diseases

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

You've heard the stories: increasing outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases we thought were history. In the face of such risks, why do parents opt out of vaccinations?

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PRI's The World

Why Ebola patients are being turned away at the gates of treatment centers in Liberia

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia and thousands of new cases are expected there in the next three weeks. Lewis Brown, Liberia's information minister, says health workers are turning away patients at the gates of treatment centers in Monrovia because they simply don't have enough beds.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Lifelong Struggle to Manage ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

Timothy Denevi was among the first generation of boys prescribed medication for hyperactivity in the 1980s, when he was six years old. Behavior therapy, antidepressants: nothing worked. 

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Science Friday

Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.

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Science Friday

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.

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Science Friday

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.

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Science Friday

From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.

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Science Friday

Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.

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Science Friday

Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.

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