Science

5:43pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Environment

As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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4:36pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Environment

As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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News of the historic drought in the West is giving way to a lot of hype over predictions of a strong El Nino forming in the Pacific Ocean.

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4:36pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Health

Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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4:36pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Around the Nation

As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can't Handle Repair Costs

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

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2:27pm

Fri July 31, 2015
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

A Social Media Rumor That Nearly Broke Some Hearts

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 3:41 pm

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores.
Julio Cortez AP

No need to be a baseball fan to get caught up in the drama that unfolded before our eyes during the television broadcast of the Mets-Padres game at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday evening.

It wasn't a baseball drama, but a life drama that puts all of us — and our reliance on, and misplaced confidence in, Twitter (and other new technologies of would-be connectedness) as a source of information — on the spot.

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9:36am

Fri July 31, 2015
TED Radio Hour

Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

Healthy diets help prevent, even reverse, some health conditions. Dr. Dean Ornish believes it can also do the same for cancer.
Courtesy of TED

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Dean Ornish's TED Talk

Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with patients with some types of cancer.

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9:36am

Fri July 31, 2015
TED Radio Hour

How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer?

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 1:54 pm

Dr. Jay Bradner believes open-source research is necessary in the fight against cancer.
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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Jay Bradner's TED Talk

Giving away something that could make you a billion dollars sounds foolish. But Dr. Jay Bradner believes it's essential to share even the most prized scientific discoveries if we hope to find a cure for cancer.

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9:36am

Fri July 31, 2015
TED Radio Hour

Is Our Narrow Focus On Cancer Doing More Harm Than Good?

"The goal of me as a cancer doctor is not to understand cancer ... the goal is to control cancer," says Dr. David Agus.
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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About David Agus' TED Talk

Dr. David Agus believes that current research is too narrowly focused on the specifics of cancer. Instead, he thinks broader, more interdisciplinary methods are needed to control and treat cancer.

Read the study mentioned in Dr. Agus' interview in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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9:36am

Fri July 31, 2015
TED Radio Hour

What's A Better Way To Detect Cancer?

"We have 21st-century medical treatments and drugs to treat cancer, but we still have 20th-century procedures and processes for diagnosis," says Jorge Soto.
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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Fighting Cancer

About Jorge Soto's TED Talk

We often discover cancer after it's too late to treat. Jorge Soto is in the process of creating a simple, fast and cheap method for early cancer detection and all it takes is a few drops of blood.

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9:35am

Fri July 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 3:56 pm

People are silhouetted against a nearly full moon as they ride an attraction at Worlds of Fun amusement park Thursday in Kansas City, Mo. July 31 marks the second full moon of the month, a rare occurrence that has come to be known as a "blue moon."
Charlie Riedel AP

Updated at 11 a.m. ET

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon.

But don't expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. It simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month.

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