13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:21 am
Fri May 11, 2012

What Space Miners Will Know: Flying Over An Asteroid

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks to Bad Astronomy for posting this beautiful fly-over of the asteroid Vesta via the Dawn space probe.

Shots - Health Blog
10:13 am
Fri May 11, 2012

FDA Gets Advice To Approve First Pill To Cut HIV Infections

Gilead Sciences' Truvada is a step closer to being approved as a way to prevent HIV infection.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

In what could mark a watershed in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a panel of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration give a green light to a pill that can cut the risk of infections.

The daily pill, Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. It's already approved as a treatment for HIV, but its use could soon expand to include protection of uninfected people.

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TED Radio Hour
9:58 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Can We Protect Food's Future And Improve School Lunch?

Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, deep in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
Mari Tefre Global Crop Diversity Trust

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 10:01 am

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Food Matters. Watch Cary Fowler's full TEDTalk — One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food -- and Ann Cooper's talk about school lunches on TED.com

About Cary Fowler's TEDTalk

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Monkey See
9:57 am
Fri May 11, 2012

NBC Renews And Reduces Its Thursday-Night Comedies, And That's A Good Thing

One more ride: Tina Fey's Liz Lemon gets 13 more chances to pick up a little elevator advice from Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy.
Ali Goldstein NBC

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 4:31 pm

Everybody settle down.

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:03 am
Fri May 11, 2012

120 Giants Found Living With 86 Year Old Man


Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 11:29 am

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri May 11, 2012

When Generation Rx Grows Up

We discuss what happens as the medication generation grows up. Journalist and author, Kaitlin Bell Barnett joins us to talk about her new book, Dosed, which describes the experiences of young adults who spent childhood taking psychiatric meds, such as Prozac. Barnett explores the questions many in this generation are now asking: who am i really, after all these years on medication and what might be the long-term effects of these drugs? 


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The Two-Way
8:24 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Top Stories: J.P. Morgan Loses Billions In Trading; New Detail In Exposed Bomb Plot

Good morning - here are a few of the stories we're watching.

J.P. Morgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Sends Chills Through Markets.

FBI Says Most Wanted Fugitive Kills Self, Two Abducted Girls Found Safe. (CNN)

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The Two-Way
8:14 am
Fri May 11, 2012

JPMorgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Send Chills Through Markets

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 11:46 am

"It was a bad strategy. It was badly executed."

The words of JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, as he admitted late yesterday that the investment bank — or, more precisely, a single "rogue trader" working for the bank, had lost some $2 billion in the last six weeks in risky hedge-fund trades.

The news has sent chills through the markets. Shares of JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, lost 7 percent in after-hours trading and British bank Barclays lost 2.9 percent, while more than 2 percent was shaved from Royal Bank of Scotland.

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7:11 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Freddie Mac Names Retired JPMorgan Official CEO

Mortgage broker Freddie Mac named Donald Layton as its new chief executive officer. Layton worked for JPMorgan Chase for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004.

Around the Nation
7:10 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.