April 16, 2014 19:08 UTC

Science & Technology

Smoking is the Leading Cause of Preventable Death

The United States marks the 50th anniversary of the government’s first report on smoking and health. Medical researchers say anti-smoking measures have saved eight million American lives since 1964, but cigarette smoking still kills about 443,000 Americans every year. | Science in the News More

Audio African Countries Want to Add Nuclear Power Centers

But activists are worried about the environmental and security risks of nuclear energy | As It Is

Audio Caffeine and Mental Exercises Improve Memory

A strong, active memory doesn't have to fade with age. A new study shows that mental exercises will help. And so will caffeine. So, next time you want to remember something new, have a strong cup of coffee or tea. Don't forget! | As It Is

Audio International Space Station Puts on a Saturday Night Show

Maryland neighbors look up at humanity's home in space | As It Is

Audio Worldwide Fight Against Malaria Appears to Succeed

The World Health Organization estimates half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Mosquito nets still best way to prevent infection. Researchers have developed a device that identifies malaria infection in seconds, and without blood | Science in the News

Audio New York Invests Heavily in Biotech Development

New York City and the State of New York are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to become a major player in the development of high tech industries. | As It Is

Audio Pakistanis Suffer from Drought but Find New Energy Sources

Some Pakistanis need rain. Others use water and small machines to make electricity | As It Is

Audio Do Long Periods in Space Affect the Body and Mind?

Scientists are warning that space exploration for long periods is not going to be easy. They say the human body is not designed to stay in space over an extended period. Also, a Chinese vehicle on the Moon has problems; and, a bright future is seen for space projects | Science in the News

Audio When Your Possessions Control Who You Are

Some people have serious problems with clutter. They have what experts call hoarding disorder. Hoarders continually gather objects until there is no space or room for everything. l Science in the News

Audio Smartphone Apps Aren't Just for Fun and Games

If you think Smartphone apps are just for sharing photos and playing games, think again. Two new apps make it easier for you to share potentially life-shaving medical information. | As It Is

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Audio Students Get Hands-on with Science at Smithsonian

Do you think learning to play a musical instrument makes a child more intelligent? The answer may surprise you. Students get their hands on science with a new program at America’s world-famous Smithsonian Institution. | As It Is

Audio Scientists Plan to Make 3-D Map of the Milky Way

Experts say the three-dimensional images will provide new knowledge about what keeps the Milky Way together. Closer to earth, we have new findings on Mars exploration and plan to extend the life of the international space station. | Science in the News

Audio How You Feel About Yourself Affects Your Work

If you like yourself, you can work better | As It Is

Audio Science Education…on a Bus!

And we report on a system that lets a quadriplegic operate their wheelchair using their tongue | As It Is

Audio World Digital Library Reaches 9,900 Items

And, NASA’s Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, carrying a special item | As It Is

Audio Mosquitoes and Bats May Carry Disease

Small Animals Are Spreading Diseases From East to West | As It Is

Audio Snow Covers Much of the United States

Just what is snow, anyway? Snow is a form of frozen water. It contains groups of ice particles called snow crystals. These crystals grow from water droplets in cold clouds. They usually grow around dust particles. | Science in the News

Audio New Brain-Image Database Could Assist Chronic Pain

Today, we will tell you about the new image database to help people suffering from chronic pain. | Science in the News.

Also, the World Health Organization reports on spinal cord injuries and scientists create lung tissue from stem cells.

Audio What Engineers Do, and How They Learn

We talk with engineers and engineering educators | As It Is