Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NPR News: A New Survey Finds Eighty Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

A New Survey Finds Eighty Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment
A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.

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NPR News: Arizona's Tepary Beans Preserve A Native Past, Hold Promise For The Future

Arizona's Tepary Beans Preserve A Native Past, Hold Promise For The Future
Local Native Americans grew teparies for centuries, but the beans began to sink into obscurity. Now, thanks to seed preservation and farmers who want to preserve the past, they're making a comeback.

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NPR News: Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?

Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?
A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.

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NPR News: Can We Change The Past?

Can We Change The Past?
Putting humans and consciousness aside, at the level of quantum particles, Wheeler's Delayed-Choice experiments show that actions in the present can influence the past, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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NPR News: Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes
More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NPR News: Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate
In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

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NPR News: Michio Kaku Predicts "The Future of Humanity"

Michio Kaku Predicts "The Future of Humanity"
The futurist and physicist talks about mankind's next giant leap.

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