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Science in the News

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7:56 PM - 8:03 PM September 22, 2014

Beer Made From Really, Really, Really Old Ingredient


5:11 PM - 5:16 PM September 19, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 16, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


12:28 PM - 12:32 PM September 11, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 09, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


7:37 PM - 7:41 PM September 05, 2014

New Information May Make Tomatoes Tastier


9:04 PM - 9:08 PM September 03, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM September 02, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


1:52 PM - 1:57 PM August 28, 2014


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 26, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 19, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 12, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


5:58 PM - 6:02 PM August 12, 2014

The Link Between Depression and Suicide


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM August 05, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


8:43 PM - 8:57 PM July 31, 2014

Listen to this story as you read it: Where In The World Are We From? Now We May Know


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 29, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


3:26 PM - 3:41 PM July 25, 2014

From Birds to Bears, Animals Face Danger Around the World


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 22, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.


6:00 PM - 6:14 PM July 17, 2014

Listen to the Story As You Read It: How to Survive the Heat


10:45 PM - 11:00 PM July 15, 2014

Science in the News

Science in the News is our weekly show about news from the worlds of science, technology and medicine.

    Audio Turning Cigarette Butts to Batteries

    Scientists in South Korea find that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Read on to learn about this idiom and many other expressions.

    Audio How Did You Get so Intelligent?

    Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News

    Audio Earth's Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Recovery

    The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere.

    Audio Scientists Discover Secrets for Tastier Tomatoes

    The discoveries may also help make African rice more popular | In The News

    Audio Video Game Technology to Save Lives

    A hospital in the American state of Texas is using video game technology to help doctors save patients’ lives. The technology shows detailed pictures of patients’ bodies. Doctors then use the pictures to plan and perform operations.

    Audio Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Poor Countries

    Brain imaging was once thought to be too costly and difficult for widespread use in the developing world. But the technology soon may be available in poor countries. The brain scanner can be loaded into a vehicle. Health workers can drive it from village to village.

    Audio How Does One Find a Meteorite?

    It may surprise you to know how many meteorites fall to the Earth. But don't worry. There are many scientists recording their explosions as they impact.

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  • Hong Kong Student Strike

    Audio Hong Kong Students Protest China's Policy

    Thousands of students in Hong Kong are boycotting classes this week. They are protesting the Chinese government's decision to have a committee approve candidates for the territory's top official. More

  • A screenshot from the Netropolitan website, providing information about the service and how prospective members might join.

    Audio Rich People Get Their Own Facebook

    A new social media site, Netropolitan, promises to be more exclusive by only permitting people who are rich to join. Users must pay $9,000 to join. This includes a $6,000 entry fee plus $3,000 for the yearly membership fee. More

  • Workers shout slogans during a protest in front of an residential project, where an accident occurred in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 8, 2014.

    Audio Safety Is a Concern in Turkey's Construction Boom

    Istanbul is suddenly the skyscraper capital of Europe, thanks to a national construction boom. But recent construction accidents in the country have many people angry about worker safety. More

  • Newly arrived Syrian Kurdish refugees carry their belongings after crossing into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Sept. 22, 2014.

    Audio Kurds Fight Militants in Syria; Civilians Flee to Turkey

    Also, Islamic State group urges followers to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries; And three missing Afghan soldiers found in U.S. near border with Canada | In the News More

  • Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

    Audio Reducing Clashes between Police and Black Youths

    The shooting of an unarmed teenager fueled racial anger between police and Ferguson’s African American community. Now, some African-American parents and social workers are talking to young people about how to act when stopped by police. More

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    Audio Turning Cigarette Butts to Batteries

    Scientists in South Korea find that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Read on to learn about this idiom and many other expressions. More

  • Neural map of a typical male brain. (Photo courtesy of National Academy of Sciences)

    Audio How Did You Get so Intelligent?

    Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News More

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    Audio Virginia Leaves Union, Lincoln Puts Maryland Under Military Rule

    President Abraham Lincoln asked the states for 75,000 soldiers to stop the South's rebellion. But border states -- those between the North and South -- refused to send any troops. And some prepared to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. More

  • Michelle Baxter suffers from chronic pain in her muscles and joints. She now spends her work day standing at her desk.

    Audio Sit Less, Live Longer

    These days, we all know that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that something as common as sitting too much could be bad for our health? Read on to find out more about the importance of moving. | HEALTH More

  • This undated image provided by NASA shows the ozone layer over the years, Sept. 17, 1979, top left, Oct. 7, 1989, top right, Oct. 9, 2006, lower left, and Oct. 1, 2010, lower right.

    Audio Earth's Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Recovery

    The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere. More

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