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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

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All Things Considered

If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?

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The Takeaway

Is Morgan Freeman Lying To You About Your Brain?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The new movie “Lucy” is based on the oft-cited statistic that we only use 10 percent of our brains. But is 90 percent of your brain really just untapped potential?

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PRI's The World

Was T. Rex actually pink and covered in feathers?

Friday, July 25, 2014

A new fossil found in Siberia suggests the possibility that all dinosaurs had feathers, not just the last ones, which became birds. So maybe T-Rex was pink and feathery?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What the Sun Does to Your Skin

Friday, July 25, 2014

There really isn’t such a thing as a healthy tan. Here's what's happening to your skin under all that sun — and how to protect yourself.

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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PRI's The World

'Super ants' are on a potentially deadly march in England

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's tiny. it doesn't bite. It doesn't fly. So what makes this ant "super?" It likes your electrical wiring.

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Science Friday

HIV/AIDS Update

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A round-up of the latest HIV/AIDS research news and an update from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Science Friday

‘Moth-ers’ Celebrate Less-Loved Lepidopterans

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elena Tartaglia, a co-founder of National Moth Week, gives tips on spotting butterflies' neglected cousins.

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Science Friday

Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Little is known about the monstrously long oarfish, its life cycle, and how it navigates its deep sea environment.

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Science Friday

New Online Tracking Tool Evades Privacy Settings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A new online tracker is snooping on visitors to over 5,600 popular sites—and it's nearly impossible to block.

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Introduces Dune

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist Sara Imari Walker introduce the SciFri Book Club’s summer selection: Dune.

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Science Friday

A Newly Discovered Virus That Lives in Our Gut

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Researchers discovered a virus that lives in the gut of half of the world’s population.

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Science Friday

What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cattle require 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than eggs or poultry.

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Science Friday

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Raise Public Health Concern

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This summer, two different and currently untreatable mosquito-borne viruses were identified on the East Coast.

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Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.

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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

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Morning Edition

As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New research examines the effects of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which millions of people around the world go without food all day. Does religious practice affect economic growth?

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All Things Considered

Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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