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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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The Takeaway

Moral Darwinism: The Surprising Evolution of Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In his latest book, Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, argues that our moral values are actually a function of the ways society organizes itself to get energy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Almost a Doctor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dr. Matt McCarthy tells the story of his year as an intern and what it tells us about medicine today.

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The Takeaway

Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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Morning Edition

Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, Costly Gambles, and Evolving Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at new strategies being pursued by ISIS, an investigative report into Pentagon spending after 9/11, and the way our values change with the economy.

All Things Considered

Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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All Things Considered

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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All Things Considered

From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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Fresh Air

The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.

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The Takeaway

The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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PRI's The World

The car of the future — the very near future — might be driven by the wind

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How do you balance the ebbs and flows of wind and solar power to use it when and where it's most needed? Turn it into hydrogen and use it to drive cars.

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What The 'God Of The Gaps' Teaches Us About Science

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says that to put God in our current knowledge gaps would not further our understanding of the universe. For that, we need science and its stubbornly secular approach.

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PRI's The World

Water, water everywhere, but in Taiwan today there's just a drop to drink

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Taiwan is experiencing record low rainfall and water shortages. The island surrounded by water has had to restrict water consumption.

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The Takeaway

Identical Twins, One in Space, One on Earth

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Scott Kelly is scheduled for the longest mission ever on the International Space Station, while his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, is scheduled to be his Earth-bound guinea pig. 

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The Takeaway

Science May Speak, But Money Talks

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Politicians often ignore facts because they don't align with their ideology. But scientists hype research to secure more funding. 

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Morning Edition

Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?

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