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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block talks to Abe Davis, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Davis helped author a paper on a visual system to detect sound.

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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block talks to Abe Davis, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Davis helped author a paper on a visual system to detect sound.

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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:26pm

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In One Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:26pm

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:20pm

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast – but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.

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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:20pm

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:21pm

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:21pm

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:36pm

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:36pm

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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What Has Lake Erie So Sick?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:18pm

To learn more about harmful algal blooms like the one affecting Toledo, Ohio, Melissa Block talks with Dr. Jeffrey Reutter of Ohio State University.

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What Has Lake Erie So Sick?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:18pm

To learn more about harmful algal blooms like the one affecting Toledo, Ohio, Melissa Block talks with Dr. Jeffrey Reutter of Ohio State University.

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Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:50am

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.

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Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:50am

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.

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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:48am

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:48am

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now are threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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Gecko 'Astronauts' No Longer Lost In Space

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18am

A group of geckos "lost" in space was found last week — they were the subjects of a scientific experiment. They're the latest in a long line of animals that humans have sent beyond the atmosphere.

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