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Siri Meets Her Grandpa

Friday, October 03, 2014

WNYC
Tomorrow is Siri's birthday, and to test her skills, we played her a 1962 recording of an IBM 704 computer singing "Daisy Bell." Will Siri recognize her own voice-sythesized forebears?
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VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

Friday, October 03, 2014

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

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The Takeaway

How We Got to Now: A Guide to Great Ideas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson explores the unintended, widespread consequences of gadgets and ideas developed to correct small problems.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Bake the Perfect Loaf of Bread

Friday, October 03, 2014

Samuel Fromartz describes his quest to hone his breadmaking skills and his knowledge of bread, from seed to flour to the biochemistry of sourdough. 

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Your Fellow Diners' Size May Affect How Much You Eat

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In one study, people who ate near a heavier dining companion served themselves lots more food. Researchers say a fellow diner's weight is just one of many subconscious cues influencing what we eat.

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Science Friday

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In DIY biology labs across the country, citizen scientists take the tools of synthetic biology into their own hands.

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Science Friday

Catching a Glimpse of an Eclipse

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This month, North America will be under the skies of a full lunar eclipse on October 8 and a partial solar eclipse on October 23.

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Science Friday

Dance and Physics Collide in ‘Quantum’

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Choreographer Gilles Jobin took inspiration from the movements of physics for his piece Quantum.

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Science Friday

Mining the Internet for Clues to Chinese Censorship

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Protests continue in Hong Kong, but only glimpses of the activity make it into mainland China due to censorship.

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Science Friday

Do Chimps Have Culture?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Researchers say a real-world case of “monkey see, monkey do” might model the origins of human culture.

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Science Friday

A Whiff of What’s to Come: What Sense of Smell Says About Health

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Older adults’ sense of smell might be a strong indicator of their risk of mortality within a five-year span.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fight Against AIDS, 1992 to Today

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In 1992, AIDS was the number-one cause of death for U.S. men age 25 to 44. Today, it's 6th. As part of "25 Years in 25 Days," the Brian Lehrer Show talks about the disease, then and now.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Morning Edition

Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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The Takeaway

Robot Armies & The Future of War

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Scientists are making more intelligent war machines like drones that can land on their own. We may soon be making robot infantry that decide when or when not to kill—but should we?

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Freakonomics Radio

Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A team of economists has been running the numbers on the U.N.'s development goals. They have a different view of how those billions of dollars should be spent.

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Morning Edition

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Radiolab

It's a Very Tough Little Spaceship and It Knows What It's Doing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It's no secret that we're a little obsessed with the Voyager mission, but we're even more obsessed with adorable children who are obsessed with the Voyager mission.
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All Things Considered

When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

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Radiolab

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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