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1:28 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

More To The Universe Than Meets The Eye

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

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NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 1:55 pm

Philadelphia's Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too. Items in this collection of medical specimens include a gangrenous hand, a wallet made of human flesh, and a colon the size of a medium suitcase. And that's just the stuff on display, imagine what's in the basement.

NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Can 3D Printers Reshape The World?

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY; I'm Ira Flatow. What if you broke your doorknob, or you needed a spare part for your car, and instead of going to a store or your car dealership, you just powered-up your desktop 3-D printer, and hours later, voila, you've got the part you needed.

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NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Tall Buildings, A Cut Above The Rest

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

A pair of Canadian skyscrapers have been dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" towers due to their shapely form. In Abu Dhabi, twin towers are shielded from the sun by computer-controlled shading screens. Architect Antony Wood discusses features of some tall buildings that make them standouts across the world.

NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

What Your Brain Looks Like When You Lose Self-Control

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

Ever wonder why you worked so hard to avoid the lasagna at dinner only to give in to your craving for not one but two helpings of cake for dessert? Well, new research may hold some answers to this vexing question. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology confirms what we've been - what we've known for some time, and that is each of us has an internal reservoir of self-control. We have a reservoir of self-control that it depletes. Every time we resist a temptation, we use a little bit of it up.

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The Two-Way
12:59 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bullied Bus Monitor Gets An Apology, Half A Million In Donations

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
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Two of the middle school kids who brutally bullied a school bus monitor in Greece, New York are apologizing to Karen Klein.

MSNBC says they've sent notes to police who have forwarded them to Klein.

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Deceptive Cadence
11:58 am
Fri June 22, 2012

America's Got Palate

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Got an idea for a classical cartoon, or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

Shots - Health Blog
11:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

When Patients With Fibromyalgia Try Marijuana

Brian Lawson rolls a marijuana cigarette at the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is in the marijuana-friendly corner of Canada.
Jae C. Hong AP

Advocates for cannabis decriminalization have long touted marijuana's potential medical benefits, but some new research suggests that the grass, as it were, may not always be greener.

Plenty of people aren't waiting for marijuana to become legal to start trying it as a medicine, though. About 1 in 10 patients referred to a McGill University pain clinic in Montreal for fibromyalgia over a six-year period were using marijuana to deal with the chronically painful condition, a new study found.

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'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup
11:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

It's All Politics, June 21, 2012

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President Obama's switch on deportation puts pressure on Mitt Romney to clarify his immigration position — just days before both candidates address an organization of Latino elected officials. And Romney is forced to assure everyone that Marco Rubio is indeed being considered as a potential VP pick. Plus: a look ahead to next week's primaries in New York and Utah. NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin have the latest political news in this week's roundup.

The Two-Way
11:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Execution Law Unconstitutional

In a split decision, the Arkansas Supreme court has ruled that the laws governing executions in the state were unconstitutional.

The court found that only the legislature should control the process and Arkansas had given that power to its department of corrections.

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