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The Two-Way
3:39 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Secret Walls And A Temper: Feds Want 10 Years For 'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger.
AP

Saying her case of harboring notorious mob boss James J. 'Whitey' Bulger was no "garden variety," prosecutors said they want his girlfriend to serve 10 years in prison.

"It is the most extreme case of harboring this District has seen," the federal prosecutors wrote in a 36-page filing with the U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts.

So what exactly is Catherine Greig, who pleaded guilty in March, accused of doing?

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Monkey See
3:24 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Join Us For The Tony Awards Sunday Night, Where We Vow To Break A Leg

Sunday night, we will be covering the Tony Awards. And we hope you'll join us.
CBS

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 6:27 pm

We enjoy the Tony Awards here at Monkey See — it's often the awards ceremony with the largest quantity of actual merit, by far. True performers! True performances! Admittedly, one of the most famous moments the Tonys have had in the past few years was Bret Michaels getting hit on the head with scenery, but normally, they are very dignified.

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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
3:20 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 7, 2012

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 4:00 pm

The Yard, Alex Grecian's tale of early forensics and murder in Victorian London, debuts at No. 13.

Science
3:17 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Is Japanese Dock A Noah's Ark Or A Trojan Horse?

Among the creatures that survived the trans-Pacific trek aboard the Japanese dock was this sea star, which was found inside the float.
Jessica Miller flickr

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:59 pm

A bizarre event has drawn scientists to a beach in Oregon — a floating concrete dock from Japan has washed ashore. It had been ripped from its moorings by last year's tsunami and floated across the Pacific.

The dock is encrusted with mussels, barnacles and other marine life from Asia. Scientists are amazed these organisms survived the 14-month voyage, but they're also worried some of these organisms could become pests in U.S. waters.

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Deceptive Cadence
3:09 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Around The Classical Internet: June 8, 2012

The London Symphony Orchestra, performing for real at a free concert in Trafalgar Square last month.
LEON NEAL AFP/Getty Images
  • The London Symphony Orchestra, live at the Olympics opening ceremony? Yeah, not so much. The musicians will mime to a recording of themselves.
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This Is NPR
2:00 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Leave A Message For The 'Car Talk' Guys

Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) of NPR's Car Talk. (Ray Magliozzi, L, Tom Magliozzi, R.)
Richard Howard Car Talk

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi — whose voices and humor have shaped 35 years of Car Talk, one of the country's most beloved public radio shows — told their listeners today that they have decided to "stop and smell the cappuccino."

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Research News
1:48 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Identifying The Real Culprit Behind Killer Vascular Diseases

Reporting in the journal Nature Communications,researchers write that they were able to track down the cells causing clogged arteries. Dr. Jill Helms, co-author on the study, discusses why stem cells are to blame and how the study could lead to more effective treatments.

NPR Story
1:36 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Ex-Spy Telescopes May Aid Hunt For Dark Energy

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 2:02 pm

Transcript

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

You're listening to SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. Our next story is about one person's garbage being another person's treasure. You know how that works. Well, this one is a very interesting story. Last year, the National Reconnaissance Office, they operate America's spy satellites, well, the National Reconnaissance Office called up NASA with an offer: Would NASA like a couple of old spy telescopes? We don't need them. Could you do anything useful with them? We'll give them to you.

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NPR Story
1:36 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

SpaceX Dragon May Ferry Astronauts By 2015

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 2:06 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. Last week, the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific, wrapping up a glitch-free journey to the International Space Station. It was an historic first. The Dragon is really the only private spacecraft to have made the trip. This time there was only cargo aboard. But it will be - not be long before astronauts are hitching rides on the Dragon? That's what SpaceX is planning for next, and they hope to have seats ready for travelers by 2015. So you can mark that in your calendar.

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NPR Story
1:36 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

What Happens When Two Galaxies Collide?

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 1:57 pm

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you look up in the sky at night, especially later this year, you can spot the Andromeda Galaxy, it's a small cloudy smudge in space. It's our galaxy, the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbor, about two and a half million light years away.

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