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Australia To Stop Payments To Families Who Refuse Child Vaccinations

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that starting in 2016, welfare payments and child care rebates will be cut off to families that take a "conscientious objector" exemption to avoid immunizations.

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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

Sunday, April 12, 2015

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. This story first aired March 30 on Morning Edition.

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WNYC News

Extraordinary Species Living On the Edge

Friday, April 10, 2015

An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History offers a look at the world of animals and plants with superpowers.

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All Things Considered

Clam Cancer Spreads Along Eastern Seaboard

Friday, April 10, 2015

Renegade cells floating through seawater apparently cause the cancer, scientists say. Though people can't catch it, the malignancy might offer clues to how cancer cells spread in the human body.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Candice Bergen, Aasif Mandvi, Hawks, Elephant Emotions!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Friday, April 10, 2015

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region have forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Friday, April 10, 2015

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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The Takeaway

Tornado Rips Through Northern Illinois

Friday, April 10, 2015

One person has reportedly been killed, and small towns like Fairdale suffered significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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The Takeaway

How the NRA Twisted Gun Science and Silenced Researchers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the early '90s, CDC research showed that households with a gun had higher rates of violent deaths. The NRA questioned the science and worked to cover it up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

The Brian Lehrer Show

Hacking Accessibility

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Activists talk about software and wearable technology designed to help people with disabilities, plus calls on low-tech hacks.

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The Takeaway

Pentagon's Costly Gamble Led to $10 Billion Flop

Thursday, April 09, 2015

LA Times investigative journalist David Willman reveals a $10 billion defense failure in his investigation into the Pentagon's missile defense programs.

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PRI's The World

Renewed diplomacy still leaves Cubans stuck in a dial-up world

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Cuban hopes for high-speed Internet connections remain on hold, stalled by outdated infrastructure and authorities worried about losing their grip on power. But Cubans still find plenty of ways to work around their scant online connections.

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All Things Considered

An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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All Things Considered

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Arctic Permafrost, The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Publication Pollution

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Microbes living in Arctic permafrost could create greenhouse gases, asking questions about the future of artificial intelligence, and medical ethicist Art Caplan says science and medical journals are plagued by fraud.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Undersea Cables, Apple Watch, The Macroscope

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Science blogger Rachel Feltman gives us her top stories this week, a tour of the undersea cable network that connects the global internet, Re/Codes Lauren Goode give us her take on Apples new wearable, SciFri producer Luke Groskin introduces the first epis

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