Streams

 

 

Science

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Too Rich But Too Poor, Life in Iran, and Africa's New Fight

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Takeaway explores the healthcare gap, we take a visit to Tehran, and we hear a harrowing tale of survival. 

All Things Considered

Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

Comment

All Things Considered

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

Comment

All Things Considered

Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.

Comment

All Things Considered

President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.

Comment

All Things Considered

Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?

Comment

Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

Comment

PRI's The World

A real hockey meltdown threatens Canada's signature sport

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Legend has it that hockey great Wayne Gretzky learned how to skate on an outdoor rink, just like millions of other Canadians. But climate change could make Canada's backyard rinks a thing of the past.

Comment

Morning Edition

3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the future of manufacturing is taking shape. At the lab, 3D printers offer some unique design opportunities as well as interesting challenges.

Comment

25 Years On: How Hubble's Vision Became Our Own

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thousands of years from now, our names will be long forgotten, but what the Hubble Space Telescope did to us — and what it did for us — will endure, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

Comment

Morning Edition

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

Comment

The Takeaway

Should Animals Have The Same Rights As People?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One advocate argues that science proves that apes, alongside elephants, dolphins and whales, are among a class of nonhuman animals that exhibit high cognitive ability.

Comments [5]

Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Future of Immersive Storytelling

Monday, April 20, 2015

Jason Silva, host of the YouTube series Shots of Awe, speaks with other science and media writers about immersive storytelling in the digital age.

Comment

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

Comment

Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

Monday, April 20, 2015

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.

Comment

Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Monday, April 20, 2015

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

Comment

Morning Edition

Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

Monday, April 20, 2015

Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.

Comment

Morning Edition

Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Danger in The Mediterranean, The Sounds of Liberation, and A New Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores the Mediterranean refugee crisis, criminal justice reform in Georgia, and new work about Ada Lovelace.

Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.

Comment