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Trading Pom-Poms For Field Boots: Mireya Mayor's Big Break

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The explorer's life plays out like an adventure film. But before she ever went diving with great whites, she was cheering for the Miami Dolphins — until a required science course changed her plans.

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Utilities Fight For Revenue Lost To Solar Power

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Solar energy had a banner year in 2014, but as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back.

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NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.

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Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Whale Midwifery

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.

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Our Most Popular Stories Of 2014: Ebola ... And Bed Rails?

Friday, January 02, 2015

In July, the Goats and Soda blog was born. We came into a world obsessed with Ebola. But our readers also loved stories about chocolate, bed rails and jet-setting viruses.

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All Things Considered

Congress Could Find Energy Compromise With Hydropower

Friday, January 02, 2015

With the Republicans in the majority in both the House and Senate in Washington, there will be changes in energy policy in the next few years. Republicans are pledging to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and to delay or derail the Obama administration's clean air proposals.

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All Things Considered

Researchers Create Artificial Organs On Microchips

Friday, January 02, 2015

Scientists are growing mock organs made of human cells to better study diseases and help test drugs. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are working on a gut-on-a-chip.

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PRI's The World

For these activists, oil and art just don't mix

Friday, January 02, 2015

After scoring some big victories in the US in 2014, the movement to get institutions to cut their ties to fossil fuel companies is broadening its focus in the UK to include big name museums and even toy companies.

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The Takeaway

The Startorialist: Runway to Outer Space

Friday, January 02, 2015

Commercial space travel is just a few solar orbits away. Do you have everything you need? More importantly, what are you gonna wear? Join us for a special on fashion in outer space.
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Morning Edition

Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Hunt Virus In Asia

Friday, January 02, 2015

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alec Baldwin & Ira Glass; Books that Changed Minds and Bill Nye

Friday, January 02, 2015

Alec Baldwin & Ira Glass; Walt 'Clyde' Frazier & Steve Zeitlin; Azar Nafisi & Jacqueline Woodson; Isabel Wilkerson & Stephanie Coontz; Andrew Solomon & Cris Beam and...Bill Nye.

All Things Considered

These Froggies Went A Courtin' And Gave Birth To Live Tadpoles

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Who needs eggs? Scientists have discovered an unusual frog species that gives birth to live tadpoles.

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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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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

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

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

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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Morning Edition

Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.

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The Takeaway

2014: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, And The Hidden Gems

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The calendar might have changed at midnight, but we're not done with 2014. Today we're delivering you a special New Year's episode dedicated to some of the high & low points of 2014.

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Freakonomics Radio

What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Most people blame lack of time for being out of shape. So maybe the solution is to exercise more efficiently.

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