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402: The Barefoot Contessa Speaks Out

Friday, January 09, 2015

This week, we speak to Ina Garten about working in the White House, starting the Barefoot Contessa retail store, and becoming a Food Network superstar. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about slow food. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best British-style currant scones. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Science Friday

CES 2015: Smart Mirrors, Autonomous Cars, and Safer Home Security

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Re/code reviewer Lauren Goode gives her rundown of the best tech at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show.

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Science Friday

Sifting Soils for New Approaches to Antibiotics

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers report that they’ve isolated a new type of antibiotic compound from soil-dwelling bacteria that previously couldn’t be cultured.

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Science Friday

Can Diet and Exercise Affect Your Genes?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Researchers are examining how exercise, diet, and your environment play a role in gene expression.

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Science Friday

Mapping White-Nose Syndrome’s Lethal Course in Bats

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bats infected with white-nose syndrome use up twice as much energy during hibernation as uninfected bats.

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Science Friday

The Cold Virus Seeks Safety in the Nose

Thursday, January 08, 2015

One out of five people harbors a cold virus in their nose at any one time.

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Science Friday

Diet Pill Mimics the Effects of Eating

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The “imaginary meal” pill helps mice lose weight—but can it do the same in humans?

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Science Friday

A Broadway Hit, With an Autistic Math Whiz at Its Center

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Actor Alex Sharp talks about playing a 15-year-old math whiz on the Autism spectrum in the hit Broadway play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Science Friday

Bill Nye on the Origins of Evolution

Thursday, January 08, 2015

When it comes to evolution, Bill Nye the Science Guy won’t be denied.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

401: How to Read a Menu: The Secret Language of Food

Friday, January 02, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Science Friday

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol's book The Patient Will See You Now argues that technology will save patients time and money—and put healthcare back in their hands.

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Science Friday

Birding Into the New Year

Thursday, January 01, 2015

We’ll check in on the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and hear what birds have made an appearance so far this winter.

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Science Friday

Could an ‘Ocean’ of Water Be Trapped Within the Earth?

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Rocks deep within the earth’s mantle could sequester water for billions of years and release small amounts to the surface.

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Science Friday

Families Geek Out! Try These DIY Experiments at Home

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Bill Nye the Science Guy writer Lynn Brunelle and Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments author Mike Adamick share fun science experiments parents and kids can do at home.

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Science Friday

Don’t Stress! How to (Hopefully) Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A lack of discipline isn’t what might undermine your goals, but rather an abundance of stress.

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On Being

Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman — Embracing Our Enemies and Our Suffering [remix]

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Two legendary teachers shine a Buddhist light on a classic Christian teaching: love of enemies. Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg are working together on how we relate to that which makes us feel embattled from without, and from within.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Two legendary teachers shine a Buddhist light on a classic Christian teaching: love of enemies. Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg are working together on how we relate to that which makes us feel embattled from without, and from within.

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All Things Considered

Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gyms take on way more members than they have space for. Here's a look at how they get us to sign up and never show up.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

309R: Do Manners Matter? Yes...and They Can Change Your Life

Friday, December 26, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate what it means to have good manners in the 21st century: what matters, what doesn’t, and when to turn off your cell phone. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll learn to read wine labels with expert Stephen Meuse (wine tasting notes). Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best whole-wheat pizza. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Pitch

Encore: Do It Yourself

Friday, December 26, 2014

On this Encore: A couple more minutes with Jenny …

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