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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Protocols: Sensible or Fear-Mongering?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One doctor argues that when it comes to the Ebola virus in the United States, our hyper-vigilance is producing more fear-mongering among the public than needed.

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The Takeaway

Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Astronaut's View From Space

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Manhattan at 3:45 a.m., the Nile lit up by the lights of Cairo, and Venice all look pretty incredible from space. Here are 11 of astronaut Chris Hadfield's best photographs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Panic, The Catholic Church, and Turkey's Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Takeaway explores America's hysteria in the face of Ebola, a possible breakthrough for the Catholic Church, and the fight for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

All Things Considered

In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

Monday, October 13, 2014

Starting Wednesday, six "astronauts" will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Fears Follow Doctor Home from Liberia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dr. Adam C. Levine is back in Boston. He joins us from the studios of WGBH to reflect on Ebola in Liberia, and how some of the fears around the virus seem to have followed him home.

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The Takeaway

A Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Treatment

Monday, October 13, 2014

A new report reveals that some of the barriers to Alzheimer's research may have been surmounted thanks to a team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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The Takeaway

Ebola: A Critical Test For Dallas

Monday, October 13, 2014

The city of Dallas, Texas again finds itself at the center of an epidemic that once seemed a world away.

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Morning Edition

In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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Morning Edition

What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Monday, October 13, 2014

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Ebola at Home & Abroad, Celebrating Indigenous People, and Women in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Takeaway explores the fight against the Ebola virus, a new holiday to replace Columbus Day, and how women in the tech industry can really get ahead.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Master Information Overload Using Neuroscience

Monday, October 13, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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WNYC News

VIDEO: How Future Weather Will Affect New Yorkers

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How climate change will impact you and life in your backyard in 2050.

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WNYC News

The Science Behind NYC 2050

Sunday, October 12, 2014

There is no single widely accepted model for projecting climate change. Instead, there are 35 of them.

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WNYC News

We're Charting Your Thoughts on Climate Change

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Yorkers' opinions are as diverse as the city itself — from hopelessness to optimism to disbelief.  

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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

Sunday, October 12, 2014

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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All Things Considered

The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The appeal for seven Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter after downplaying the possibility of an imminent earthquake has began. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter David Wolman about the trial.

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