December 23, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

Meteorologists In Remote Areas Launch Balloons To Collect Weather Data

3:12 Download Twice a day, like clockwork, people release balloons around the world at the same time. These balloons are scientific tools, and the people releasing them are meteorologists. Transcript ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Weather maps and satellites are essential tools for meteorologists. So are balloons. Twice a day, meteorologists around

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December 23, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

FDA Approval Could Turn A Free Drug For A Rare Disease Pricey

3:41 Download Bull’s Eye/Imagezoo/Getty Images The first sign something was wrong was when Sarah Shell lost 20 pounds. Then she started complaining that her legs were tired. “She began having difficulty climbing stairs and I just thought that she was — I hate to use the word — lazy,” says

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December 23, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket After Launching It Into Space

3:21 Download SpaceX, the commercial aerospace company, pulled off a major feat Monday night. After pushing satellites towards orbit, the rocket’s booster separated, and safely landed back on earth. Transcript ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Last night, a rocket from the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX took off from Florida. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED

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December 23, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

Minority Teens May Need An Extra Vitamin D Boost

A team of pediatricians noticed that many of their young black and Hispanic patients were deficient in vitamin D. A hefty weekly dose of of the vitamin for two months was needed to get most of the teens’ blood levels to the concentration that endocrinologists advise. Noel Hendrickson/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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December 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

How Emotional Responses To Terrorism Shape Attitudes Toward Policies

4:14 Download Scientists have been studying reactions to terrorist events, and how those reactions shape public policy. They found emotional response to terror attacks is often out of proportion to actual risk. Source:How Emotional Responses To Terrorism Shape Attitudes Toward Policies

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December 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived

After Killing Of Cecil, White House Enacts Protections For Lions

2:42 Download Months after an American dentist shot and killed a beloved African lion named Cecil, the Obama administration moves to protect lions in Africa through the Endangered Species Act. Transcript ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: It was a good day for lions. The Obama administration is placing lions under the protection

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