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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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PRI's The World

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

India's big messy democracy celebrated a celestial triumph today. It's on-the-cheap mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit on its first try, making it the first Asian nation to accomplish such a feat. And it did so for the bargain price of $75 million dollars, less than the budget for the film, "Gravity."

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The Takeaway

Combating Gender Bias in Health Research

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Many scientific studies focus only on male subjects, which has serious consequences for female patients. A new program aims to address gender bias in research.

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots and Remote Control

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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This Blog Is Ending Soon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Krulwich and his Wonders are packing up, and before I go, I'd like to shake all your hands, each and every one of you, and say thank you. This is my goodbye.

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Morning Edition

Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: The Global War on Terror, Gender Bias in Health Research, and The GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Takeaway explores the implications of an international no-fly list, the gender bias in health research, and both sides of the heated debate on GMOs.

The Takeaway

Transcript: Vandana Shiva & the Anti-GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On September 23, 2014, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry sat down to interview anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva. A transcript of their conversation appears below.

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All Things Considered

Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.

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PRI's The World

With the waters rising, the Dutch find eco-friendly ways to keep them at bay

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

With hundreds of years of experience behind them, the Netherlands are still pioneering ways to protect its communities from flooding. And as climate change makes flooding more of a global concern, other countries are paying attention to Dutch innovations.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.

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