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Lots Of Work Remains After Successful Orion Launch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NASA successfully launched and landed a test version of its next-generation Orion spacecraft on Friday morning. The unmanned test is the first for the follow-on to the shuttle.

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Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

Friday, December 05, 2014

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don't necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Time Flies When..., Books That Change Minds and Reactions to the Garner Case

Friday, December 05, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Time Flies When..., Books That Changed Minds About Family and No Criminal Charges for Cop in Garner Case.
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PRI's The World

One small step from Earth, one giant leap to Mars?

Friday, December 05, 2014

NASA says the first launch of the Orion spacecraft on Friday is “the dawn of the new era of space exploration" that will finally kick off the attempt to put humans on Mars.

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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

Friday, December 05, 2014

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Life Saver

Friday, December 05, 2014

In countries like India, where vaccine records are kept on paper, kids often miss a dose — with potentially fatal results. Now some Yale students have come up with a high-tech (and cheap) solution.

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DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.

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All Things Considered

Who Made That Flavor? Maybe A Genetically Altered Microbe

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Biotech companies are inserting new genes into microorganisms, turning them into tiny factories to produce valuable nutrients and flavors. But many of the companies don't want to talk about it.

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2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency Says

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The World Meteorological Organization says that so far, 2014 is 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above a benchmark average. It would be the 38th consecutive year with an above normal global average, it says.

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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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Science Friday

You Are ‘When’ You Eat

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In mice, eating within an 8-12 hour window helped to prevent and even reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Science Friday

How Long Does a President’s Legacy Last?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In 1991, 53 percent of students tested could recall Lyndon Johnson as the 36th president; that number dropped to 20 percent by 2009, according to a new study released in Science.

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Science Friday

Near City Streets, an Insect Cleaning Crew

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Ants and other insects could be able to remove thousands of pounds of food waste from street medians and city parks each year.

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Science Friday

What’s Killing West Coast Starfish?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Scientists have linked an unprecedented starfish die-off along the West Coast to a virus.

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Science Friday

Climate Deal or Not, Fight Against Global Warming Has Begun

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Last year, for example, new solar plants outpaced coal installations in the U.S., and carbon-trading schemes across state and national borders have already begun.

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Science Friday

Paola Antonelli: ‘Design Is More Than Cute Chairs’

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, “design” includes computer interfaces, video games, and maker kits.

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Science Friday

Test Launch Marks New Phase for NASA

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NASA is in early stage test flights for Orion, its updated crew capsule, but the spaceflight landscape is changing.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The First Space Capsule Since Apollo to Send An Astronaut Beyond Low Earth Orbit is Delayed. Will It Launch?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Orion space capsule is NASA’s first attempt to send an astronaut capsule beyond low Earth orbit since the Apollo program, but the launch was delayed. 

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Would You Run 3,080 Miles For Science?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

What are the limits of the human body and mind during extreme-endurance racing? Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews the research director of an upcoming 3,080-mile run across the United States.

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