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Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Researchers discuss how the microbiome might play a role in anxiety, depression, and autism.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

‘Evolutionary Misfit’ Finds Its Way Into the Family Tree

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scientists piece together how a 14-legged Cambrian worm is related to modern animals.

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Science Friday

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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Science Friday

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New, more accurate radiocarbon dating suggests the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years.

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Science Friday

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A filmmaker uses science to transform the New York City subway into a movie theater.

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Science Friday

Oceans Act As the World's Thermostat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Global temperatures hit a plateau at the turn of the 21st century. Now researchers say they've discovered where that missing heat was hiding: in the oceans.

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Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The SciFri Book Club concludes its discussion of Frank Herbert’s ecological epic, Dune.

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Science Friday

Tar Noir

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Science Friday

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A filmmaker uses science to transform the New York City subway into a movie theater.

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Science Friday

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New, more accurate radiocarbon dating suggests the two cultures co-existed in Europe for nearly 5,000 years.

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Radiolab

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.
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PRI's The World

Coral reefs can communicate with fish, and many of them are crying for help

Thursday, August 21, 2014

With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.

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When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

So, You Want To Seize a Satellite?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A small group of volunteers and aerospace engineers seized control of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 satellite and set up a mission control in an abandoned McDonald's.

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Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By analyzing the DNA found in 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists found evidence that sea mammals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the Americas.

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An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A new study finds cancer affects even simple, ancient multicellular organisms — which means the disease and the deaths it causes may simply be a part of life.

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Radiolab

Voyager in Limbo?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NASA believes Voyager 1 has finally left the heliosphere. But not everyone agrees. 
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Radiolab

Hello

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (And he has a blowhole.)

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