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A World Health Organization report warns we're moving toward a world where antibiotics don't work

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Overuse of antibiotics may be driving us into a "post-antibiotic era," in which common infections and minor injuries can kill us. We are already seeing a rise in resistant infections.

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The Takeaway

Inmate Dies After Botched Execution | Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election | This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand'

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Botched Execution | Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election | In Fight for Equality, Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket | U.S. Economy Stalls in First Quarter | This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand' | SCOTUS Hands Major Victory to ...

PRI's The World

A stinky, dead whale has become a tourist attraction in a Canadian town

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Residents of a town on Canada's Newfoundland island fear a blue whale carcass that washed up on its boardwalk could explode.

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All Things Considered

Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.

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All Things Considered

Farmers And Frackers Wrangle For Water In Shadow Of Calif. Drought

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

California's drought has developed an interesting relationship between farmers and oilers: California oil wells produce more water than oil, and Chevron filters that water and sells it to a local water district. Interest in the technology is growing in the Central Valley, but high costs and uneasy relations between oil and agriculture might get in the way.

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All Things Considered

High Court Ruling Revives Law Against Out-Of-State Pollution

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. Researchers say the rule finally addresses a disconnect between the science of air pollution and the laws that had tried to clean it up.

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Radiolab

Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

They don't have eyes. Or ears. Or what we would call a nervous system. But plants can talk. And they listen. Let me show you how.

First, we'll need a plant eater. This one's perfect: It's an aphid, a hungry little critter who loves to munch on fresh, green leaves ...

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Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Animals bark, sing, growl and chat. Plants, one would think, just sit there. But it turns out that plants bark, growl and chat as well. Here's how they do it.

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To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.

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Velocity: It's All Relative

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life only seems to get faster and faster. Sometimes it's hard to deal with the speed of change. Commentator Adam Frank says to hold on to your hats because we may well end up bending time itself.

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What's The Secret To Pouring Ketchup? Know Your Physics

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Many restaurants still serve ketchup in glass bottles, but those make it hard to get the right amount onto your plate. A video explains how the problem lies with the physics of the condiment itself.

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PRI's The World

Mexico experiments with adapting to climate change naturally — and on the cheap

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Increasingly, when people talk climate change, they talk about adapting to it. In southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, adaptation could be easier, cheaper and better at preparing for a future of more intense tropical storms and hurricanes.

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All Things Considered

Between Farmers And Frackers, Calif. Water Caught In Tussle

Monday, April 28, 2014

California's extreme drought has drawn battle lines over who gets water and who doesn't. As KQED's Lauren Sommer reports, fracking and farming are vying for freshwater in California's Central Valley.

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All Things Considered

To Save A Satellite, Former NASA Guy Takes Crowdfunding To Space

Monday, April 28, 2014

Keith Cowing discusses his campaign to save an old '70s NASA spacecraft from becoming space junk. Cowing and his colleagues are turning to crowdfunding to wake up ISEE-3/ICE and put it to good use.

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Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Monday, April 28, 2014

Passing gas, in some instances, may be a sign that you're kicking your gut microbes into action. And that means they can help keep you healthy, says one scientist.

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Morning Edition

Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

Monday, April 28, 2014

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Hayes, Jennifer Esposito, and the State of the Suburbs

Monday, April 28, 2014

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went to Staten Island to report on climate change and politics there. He discusses what he learned for the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Then, we’ll take your calls on the state of the suburbs and how several reports are detailing big problems there. Plus: the state of the Scaffold Law in New York; and actress Jennifer Esposito on her battle with celiac disease.

PRI's The World

Should Mexicans in Acapulco stay and fight climate change or give in and leave?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Six months after Tropical Storm Manuel devastated Acapulco, the resort's tourist areas are back to normal. But it's a different story behind the scenes: local residents say the government prefers to move them than build new climate defenses.

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All Things Considered

Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Before NASA can send a manned mission to Mars, it needs to know more about how extended time in space affects the human body. Mark and Scott Kelly are the perfect subjects for such an experiment.

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Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.

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