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Science Friday

Hr1: Ebola, Polio-Like Paralysis, Fossil Arthropod, ResearchKit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Bot Authors, Pi Day, Pie Crust, Naming Pluto

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Guide to Exoplanets, Fossil Jaw and Human Evolution, Surveillance and Big Data, Mars Plume

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A guide to exoplanets, a how newly discovered fossil jaw pushes back the date of Homo evolution, Bruce Schneier on surveillance, and how an amateur astronomer spotted a Martian mystery.

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Science Friday

Hr1: General Relativity, Dawn Mission, Avoiding the Doctor

Thursday, March 05, 2015

100 years of general relativity, Dawn arrives at Ceres, and how much medical care is too much medical care?

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PRI's The World

In this Manila 'baby factory,' why women put up with crowding four to a bed

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Delivering in one of the world's most crowded maternity wards may be miserable, but the birth control these women can access afterward makes it worth it to them. Maybe, they say, they won't have to come back, or at least so soon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What the FDA Won't Tell You About Your Medication

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When the FDA finds evidence of fraud or misconduct, it doesn't notify the public, the medical establishment, or even the scientific community. 

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PRI's The World

Fighting the 'funk:' How one Kenyan battles her mental health problems by helping others

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Though there is an increasing need for mental health services in Kenya, the country has only 79 working psychiatrists, according to the African Mental Health Foundation; that’s one for every 500,000 people. One woman is using technology to work around the shortage and bring scant mental health resources to Kenyans.

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Science Friday

Hr2: NASA And Civil Rights, Future Crimes, Dietary Guidelines

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NASA during the civil rights era, how criminals are using emergent technologies, and changing guidelines on cholesterol.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Airport Apiaries, Ideas That Must Die, Food Coaching Apps, Cyborg Bacteria

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bees by the runway, sweeping away outdated ideas, apps for healthy eating, and bacteria-powered robots.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Medicine's Murky World: The FDA, Medical Websites, And Risky Chemicals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FDA is not cracking down on bad clinical trials. Diacetyl flavors chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and is dangerous. Companies that give us health advice are also selling our data. 

Science Friday

Hr2: Bilingual Babies, Alzheimers and Women, Future of Mapping

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What bilingual babies can teach us about language acquisition, studies on the role of genes and hormones in Alzheimers, and a look at the future of mapping technology.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Kivalina, Shifting Habitats, Hunger Behavior

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Relocating an Alaskan village, shifting Arctic animal habitats, and the finding that hunger may make you want to acquire things -- even things that are not food.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Megadroughts, Medical Fraud, Constellations Play

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An investigation of the FDA claims the agency is not doing enough to expose instances of fraud and misconduct. Plus, future drought predictions, and a play about love in the multiverse.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ocean Plastics, Dog Behavior, Broken Hearts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Plastic pollution in the oceans, surprising insights about breed-specific dog behaviors, and a history of treatments for maladies of the heart.

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Radiolab

Reckoning With End of Life Care

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen to Jad and producer Sean Cole discuss the chasm between the end-of-life care doctors want for themselves and the care end-of-life patients often receive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Changing Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A leading researcher in immunotheraphy and one of his patients discuss the treatment and how it could radically change cancer treatment.

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News

Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
In the past, doctors suggested that perhaps their patients should not be told they have cancer.

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Living Cancer

Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, people often ask one question first: "How long do I have?"

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The Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Smartphone HIV Test, Lost City Exploration, Mars Rover Budget

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The SciFri Book Club discusses the Lost City of Z. Plus, a smartphone STD test, and budgets for space science.

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