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If It's Pricey, It Must Be Tastier, And Other Lies Our Brains Tell

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:52am

Why do we prefer Coke over a generic cola? Psychologist Paul Bloom tells the TED Radio Hour's Guy Raz that we come to believe something is better because we're told that it is.

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Keep Or Kill Last Lab Stocks Of Smallpox? Time To Decide, Says WHO

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:51pm

"If smallpox is outlawed, only outlaws will have smallpox," says one NIH virologist. Others say keeping vials of deadly virus just invites a horrific accident or theft. WHO is about to vote — again.

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Ahead Of Wildfire Season, Scientists Study What Fuels Fires

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:11pm

The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.

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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:34am

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.

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