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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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Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.

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Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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Lawmakers Grill Dallas Health Officials On Ebola Response

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The WHO says the Ebola virus has claimed more than 4,000 lives. In Dallas on Friday, members of Congress pressed public health officials on their handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.

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All Things Considered

A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

Friday, October 10, 2014

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.

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All Things Considered

Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

Friday, October 10, 2014

We answer listeners' questions about treatments and possible vaccines for Ebola.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Friday, October 10, 2014

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

Friday, October 10, 2014

The storm, briefly classified as a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.

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PRI's The World

Here's how cutting down West African trees made us vulnerable to Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Diseases that can move between animals and humans — called zoonotic diseases — make up a majority of infectious diseases that humans can get, scientists say. So it's no wonder that out-of-control logging in West Africa has likely aided the spread of Ebola.

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Science Friday

How Did the Violin Get Its Shape?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood.

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Science Friday

Is MSG Bad for Your Health?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Four decades of scientific studies suggest the food additive MSG may not deserve its toxic reputation.

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Science Friday

Your Home, Your Bacteria

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The surfaces in a home reflect the distinct blend of bacteria that inhabit the people that live there.

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Science Friday

The Race to Contain, Rather Than Cure, Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

With production of experimental treatments slow-going, rapid diagnostic testing could be the best bet for containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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Science Friday

Atul Gawande: On Being Mortal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his book Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that more medicine may not be better medicine in end-of-life care.

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Science Friday

Taking the Temperature of Rising Seas

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Researchers are trying to better understand ocean water temperatures, which is an important factor in rising sea levels.

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Science Friday

How to Make Quark Soup

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory cooks up tiny ephemeral batches of quark-gluon soup that are said to be the most "perfect" fluid ever discovered.

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Stephen Hawking In Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The famous cosmologist will appear on a track titled "Talkin' Hawkin'" on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for released next month.

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.

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