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TED Radio Hour

What Does Animal Madness Teach Us About Our Own?

Friday, September 05, 2014

From compulsive bears to self-destructive rats, science historian Laurel Braitman studies animals with mental health issues and asks what we can learn from them.

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Building Me: A Puzzlement

Friday, September 05, 2014

I am made of atoms. Seven-thousand-trillion-trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?

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Radiolab

Building Me: A Puzzlement

Friday, September 05, 2014

I am made of atoms — 7,000 trillion trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Remembering Joan Rivers, The Call of the Wild, and The Benefits of Daydreaming

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Takeaway remembers the life and legacy of Joan Rivers, pulls back the curtain on the 1964 Wilderness Act, and looks at some neuroscience that says daydreaming can help you learn.

All Things Considered

Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.

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Science Friday

Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.

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Science Friday

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.

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Science Friday

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.

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Science Friday

From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.

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Science Friday

Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.

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Science Friday

Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.

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PRI's The World

NATO takes aim at Russia's attacks — online

Thursday, September 04, 2014

With Russia's military intervening in Ukraine, NATO has plenty to discuss at this week's summit. But one aspect of the conflict with Russia goes beyond Ukraine. It lies in cyberspace. And NATO is set to ratify a measure that would directly confront Russian and others on the virtual battlefield.

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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

Thursday, September 04, 2014

What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists says it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.

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The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.

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Glenn Gould In Rapture

Thursday, September 04, 2014

You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."

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The Takeaway

GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Surviving a Massacre, a Gift to NATO, and a Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Takeaway explores the story of an ISIS massacre and the lone survivor who got away, NATO's relevance in the world, and Rory Kennedy weighs in on her new documentary about Vietnam.

All Things Considered

Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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