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Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

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All Things Considered

Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Friday, June 06, 2014

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.

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New Look At Apollo Rocks Finds Evidence Of Moon's Birth

Friday, June 06, 2014

An examination of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts shows a peculiar type of oxygen indicating a massive collision between Earth and another object 4.5 billion years ago that formed the moon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Science of Sound

Friday, June 06, 2014

Acoustics, how sound works, and hunting for the world’s strangest sounds.

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

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TED Radio Hour

How Does Henry Ford's Great-Grandson Envision The Future?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.

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TED Radio Hour

Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.

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TED Radio Hour

Can The Sun Fuel A Flight Around The World?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he's aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do You Make New York's Mean Streets A Little Nicer?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today.

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TED Radio Hour

If We Want to Live In Cities, Will We Have To Share Cars?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock.

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On The Media

“Climate Change” vs. “Global Warming”

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency recently rolled out the Obama administration’s ambitious proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants 30% by 2030. This proposal could bring renewed worldwide attention to climate change. Trouble is, we still haven’t sorted out how to talk about the issue. Is it “Climate Change” or “Global Warming”? Bob speaks to Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, and the principal investigator of the new study, “What’s In a Name? Global Warming Versus Climate Change.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Spy, the Supermench, and the Science of Sound

Friday, June 06, 2014

Jack Devine, the man who ran Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, talks about his long career at the CIA and of being in charge of the largest covert action of the Cold War. Shep Gordon is an institution in the entertainment industry, and he’s the subject of Mike Myer’s new documentary “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.” Michael Dobbs discusses House of Cards, his bestselling novel about the dark side of British politics that inspired the hit Netflix series. And this week’s Please Explain is all about the science of sound!

Tracking Roadkill? There's An App For That, Too

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A team from Utah State University has developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help track animal-vehicle collisions.

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All Things Considered

Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

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Wall Of Ice Surrounding Fukushima Will Contain Radioactive Water

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which suffered major damage to its reactors in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, will be contained with an underground frozen barrier.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Ancestry Obsession

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Why so many Americans are caught up in the trend to discover their roots.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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Science Friday

Making Summer Travel Plans With Climate Change in Mind

Thursday, June 05, 2014

With projections of warmer temperatures and rising sea levels, which tourist destinations should you plan to visit sooner rather than later?

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Science Friday

Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In her new book of photography, The Oldest Living Things in the World, artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.

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Science Friday

The Goat Brigade

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A herd of “elite” brush-clearing goats demonstrate why they are a versatile tool to shield against wildfires in Southern California.

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