Science

5:24pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Environment

Is Climate Change Responsible For Sandy?

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 6:53 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The link was inevitably made and you can bet it's the subject of conversations and arguments all over the country. Was Sandy an example of climate change, climate change brought on or intensified by human behavior? New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to think the question is settled. Here's some of what he said today.

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO: Part of learning from this is the recognition that climate change is a reality. Extreme where there is a reality. It is a reality that we are vulnerable.

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3:59pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Environment

Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 5:12 pm

Taxis sit in a flooded lot in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Michael Bocchieri Getty Images

If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it's difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he sees strong connections between the two. Horton is a research scientist at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He says that in New York City, the sea level has gone up about a foot over the past century and that researchers expect that rise to continue and even accelerate.

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3:52pm

Wed October 31, 2012
The Salt

Finding New Tricks To Get More Satisfaction Out Of Low-Fat Foods

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 3:12 pm

The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness.
iStockphoto.com

A thick and creamy shake sounds deliciously satisfying, and adding that kind of "mouth feel" to low-fat foods has become a multi-billion-dollar business. But are we really fooled?

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12:05pm

Wed October 31, 2012
The Salt

Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:07 pm

Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images

Vampires and monsters will be out in force tonight, but some of the darkest creatures out there might be your little angels inside those Halloween costumes.

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9:38am

Wed October 31, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

How Rare Is The Earth?

This artist's concept illustrates Kepler-47, the first transiting circumbinary system — multiple planets orbiting two suns — 4,900 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus.
T. Pyle JPL-Caltech/NASA

8:54am

Wed October 31, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

When A Whale Goes Trick Or Treating, What Does It Wear?

Liz Climo

Well, this, of course....

Liz Climo, an artist who works on Fox's "The Simpsons" by day, spends her off-hours imagining animals who seem to be imagining being little humans. I like this little guy.

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2:27pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Will We 'Fix' The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 3:58 pm

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1:40pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

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1:04pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Salt

More Tips For Feeding The Family, Hurricane Edition

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Sterno-type cooking in 1948. Many people still use these cooking tools today when disaster strikes.
AP

10:05am

Tue October 30, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Arguing The Nature Of Values

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 4:11 pm

Ice cream: just a treat, not a values statement.
Wayne Perry Getty Images

Thomas Nagel, in Mind and Cosmos, despairs of finding a place for values in the world as it is described by physical and biological science. This gives me today's theme.

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