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Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.

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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.

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For City Dwellers, Stargazing Can Make For A Stellar Vacation

Saturday, August 16, 2014

For those willing to travel a bit, venture out and allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness, many places still offer the chance to enjoy the soul-lifting sight of a starry night sky.

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Scientists Test The World's Seas On Ocean Sampling Day

Saturday, August 16, 2014

For one day this summer, scientists from around the globe decided to find out what's in our oceans' water. We go to the coast of Savannah, Ga., to find out what exactly they were looking for.

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Making Scripts And Science Match

Saturday, August 16, 2014

How can screenwriters make sure the science and medical details of their shows are true to life? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kate Langrall Folb of Hollywood, Health & Society, who helps them out.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

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BackStory

Earthrise: Behind the Lens

Friday, August 15, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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PRI's The World

Shark photographer Michael Muller goes uncaged to capture the best photos

Friday, August 15, 2014

Photographer Michael Muller's love of sharks takes him into the water and outside of the protection of cages to get as close as possible to his animal subjects. He also photographs celebrities — but won't admit which group is scarier to shoot.

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The Takeaway

Take a Real Vacation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Science says your brain needs it.

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When Snails Lose Their Way

Friday, August 15, 2014

There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.

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Radiolab

When Snails Lose Their Way

Friday, August 15, 2014

There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.
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On The Media

Tweeting Shark Week

Friday, August 15, 2014

Marine Biologist David Shiffman was enthralled by "Shark Week" almost from its start in 1988. Bob talks with Shiffman about how, lately, he's become a "Shark Week" critic on Twitter. 

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On The Media

Tweets and Vines change Ferguson Coverage, Cameras in the Courtroom, and More

Friday, August 15, 2014

How a virtual livestream of tweets and vines after the Michael Brown shooting changed coverage, remembering the first gavel-gavel coverage of a court case, and fact and fiction on Shark Week.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Fracking, Futurism, and Funding our National Highway System

Friday, August 15, 2014

On today’s show: A veterinarian and a pharmacologist look at fracking’s impact on the health of people, pets, and livestock. Curator Vivien Greene talks about the Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944." Amy Bloom discusses her acclaimed new novel, Lucky Us. This week’s Please Explain is all about the interstate highway system that criss-crosses the country!

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Reflections on Ferguson, Live With Cancer, and A Vacation from Your Brain

Friday, August 15, 2014

1. New Peacekeeper Cools Tension in Ferguson | 2. Under Her Skin: Life With Cancer Continues | 3. The Movie Date Team Tackle's This Weekend's New Releases | 4. Take a Real Vacation: Science Says Your Brain Needs It

All Things Considered

A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.

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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.

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Fresh Air

A Scientist's Mission To Break The Itch-Scratch Cycle

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dr. Gil Yosipovitch is a leading scientist in the field of itch. He says he hopes to gain more respect for the debilitating power of chronic itch — and to get more doctors on the search for a cure.

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