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Science Friday

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A filmmaker uses science to transform the New York City subway into a movie theater.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.

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Science Friday

Oceans Act As the World's Thermostat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global temperatures hit a plateau at the turn of the 21st century. Now researchers say they've discovered where that missing heat was hiding: in the oceans.

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Science Friday

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New, more accurate radiocarbon dating suggests the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years.

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Science Friday

Tar Noir

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club concludes its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune.

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Science Friday

‘Evolutionary Misfit’ Finds Its Way Into the Family Tree

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scientists piece together how a 14-legged Cambrian worm is related to modern animals.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

Oceans Act As the World's Thermostat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global temperatures hit a plateau at the turn of the 21st century. Now researchers say they've discovered where that missing heat was hiding: in the oceans.

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club concludes its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune.

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Science Friday

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.

Comment

Science Friday

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A filmmaker uses science to transform the New York City subway into a movie theater.

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Science Friday

Tar Noir

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

Comment

Science Friday

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New, more accurate radiocarbon dating suggests the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years.

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PRI's The World

How fear is hampering the response to the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.

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PRI's The World

Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Virus Could Take Months to Contain

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dr. Joanna Liu, President of Doctors Without Borders, estimates that tackling the Ebola epidemic will take at least six months.

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PRI's The World

Pop tunes become infomercials in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Across West Africa, there's widespread suspicion about Ebola — even down to whether the disease actually exists. To help spread accurate information, radio stations are playing catchy songs with vital information about the disease.

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PRI's The World

Fear in Liberia turns violent as a mob attacks an Ebola clinic

Monday, August 18, 2014

More than a dozen Ebola patients in Liberia have gone missing after a mob attacked and looted a Monrovia-area health facility. Now, the Liberian government fears that infected individuals are returning to their communities, where they risk spreading the virus.

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