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Science Friday Science Club: Observe Everything

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Science Club embarks on its next project and explores observation.

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Science Friday

Water on Earth Is a Million Years Older Than the Sun

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The cloud of gas and dust that eventually condensed to form the Sun contained "thousands of oceans of water," says astronomer Ted Bergin.

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Science Friday

‘Internal Medicine’ Gives a Resident’s Eye View of the Hospital

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A writer-doctor’s stories reveal the hospital through the eyes of a resident.

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Science Friday

MAVEN Maneuvers Into Mars’s Orbit

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MAVEN makes into Mars’ orbit in time to meet a comet and begin unraveling mysteries of the Martian atmosphere.

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Science Friday

Sprouting a Forest in the City

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Foresters are piecing together the complicated ecosystem of the urban forest.

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Science Friday

Stories to Make You Think BIG

Thursday, September 25, 2014

With his new story about a 20-kilometer-high skyscraper, sci-fi author Neal Stephenson hopes to get engineers thinking big.

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Science Friday

Plant Emissions: How Do Trees Interact With Pollution?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Certain tree species can add to pollution if they’re planted in certain locations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Just Try and Resist These Marshmallows

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Imagine yourself as a child, staring at a plate of marshmallows. Would you have had the willpower not to eat them? The answer likely correlates with your SAT score.

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Obama Calls On International Community To Fight Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The president warned that the U.S. alone could not halt the epidemic and that without more help to stop the disease, hundreds of thousands of people could die.

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The Takeaway

Childhood Trauma as a Medical Problem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Neuroscience research shows that early trauma can have a severe impact on children. One pediatrician explains how her practice aims to reverse that damage. 

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Morning Edition

Sayonara To 'Super-Size Me'? Food Companies Cut Calories, So Do We

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.

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Freakonomics Radio

Fitness Apartheid

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Markets are hardly perfect, but the results can be ugly when you try to subvert them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tracking Ebola's Path of Contagion

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why has a massive international effort failed to contain the Ebola virus?

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PRI's The World

A scientist on the cutting edge of Ebola research calls for calm and focus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The grim forecasts for the growing Ebola epidemic shouldn't spark panic, says one geneticist. Instead, the response to the outbreak calls for worldwide collaboration and a globally crowdsourced battle plan.

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Research Institutions Will Have To Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.

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The Takeaway

Transcript: A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here you will find a transcript of Takeaway Host John Hockenberry's interview with Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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The Takeaway

A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monsanto's been vilified for breeding and selling genetically modified seeds to farmers across the world. The company's Exec. Vice President joins us to make his case for GMOs. 

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The Takeaway

Vandana Shiva, Voice of the Anti-GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Takeaway hears the other side of the GMO debate with the woman leading the crusade against them, Vandana Shiva.

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