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U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

Sunday, November 02, 2014

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.

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Standard Time Starts, And The Summer-Haters Celebrate

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Some people have SAD — seasonal affective disorder — in reverse. For these people, today is the best day of the year.

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Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in midair over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

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Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Despite acorns' wide geographic range and long culinary history, few people eat them. But some fans say they're an untapped nutritional resource — if you're willing to do the work to process them.

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Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.

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Entomologist Slammed For Euthanizing 'Puppy Spider'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Piotr Naskrecki's blog post about finding a "puppy-sized" spider in the wilds of Guyana went viral — then the hate mail and death threats started coming in. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Naskrecki.

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With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.

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All Things Considered

Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Friday, October 31, 2014

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Friday, October 31, 2014

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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Morning Edition

Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

Friday, October 31, 2014

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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Morning Edition

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Friday, October 31, 2014

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cancer From a Distance, Defying Authority, and Rethinking School Sports

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Takeaway explores what it's like to a loved one battle breast cancer, we examine Kaci Hickox's Ebola quarantine defiance, and question the value of school sports.

Radiolab

Explaining The Flashlight Sessions

Thursday, October 30, 2014

There are many ways to communicate with the dead, we examine one of them. 
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All Things Considered

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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All Things Considered

Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.

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Science Friday

Scientists Sniff Smelly Comet

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.

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Science Friday

Countering Memory Loss With Cocoa Compounds

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Researchers try to counteract age-related memory decline with cocoa flavanols.

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