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11 for '11
12:00 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

11 for '11: Raymond Tallis

Photo by jetheriot, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Here on Word of Mouth, we love brain science.  Brain-science in the courtroom.  Brain-science and aesthetics. Brain-science and poverty.  Image a brain and we'll hear your pitch with open ears.

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Folk Show - Tupelo Public Radio Project
11:34 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Tupelo Public Radio Project Featuring Catie Curtis

Catie Curtis
Tupelo Music Hall

Kate hosts Catie Curtis at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Most Read Online
10:36 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Top Stories: Week of November 7

A round-up of the top ten most visited stories on NHPR.org and StateImpact - New Hampshire.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun November 13, 2011

Chemicals, Pollution ... and Cancer

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How clear (or not) are the links between the rising incidents of cancers around the world and the prevalence of synthetic chemicals in modern society?-- Alberto Buono, Lee, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun November 13, 2011

Species Loss Accelerating Globally

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that species of flora and fauna are dying at a growing rate globally. How is this calculated and which types of species are dwindling faster?                    -- Colin Gooder, Franklin, NC

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EAS First Nationwide Test
8:00 am
Wed November 9, 2011

EAS Test Of The National Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test

On Wednesday, November 9, FEMA and the FCC will conduct the first ever national test of the Emergency Alert System.

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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Wed November 9, 2011

My Doctor The Car: A Ride That Could Detect Heart Attacks

Melinda Taber via Flickr/Creative Commons

Ever used one of those machines at the gym where you can place your hands on the grips and it'll track your heart rate? German scientists - probably the ones who spend a lot of time working out  - wondered if they could put those sensors in the steering wheel of a car to detect driver stress.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
12:03 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Is Time An Illusion? From The Buddha To Brian Greene

Can time be stopped, captured or even known? Does it exist, or is it all just an illusion?
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Is time real, or is change just a kind of optical illusion resting on a deeper unchanging reality?

As finite creatures, with death hovering just out of our sight, the true nature of time haunts all our endeavors. Tomorrow, physicist Brian Greene tackles time's illusion in his Fabric of Reality PBS series. Science, however, is just one way we ask about the reality of time.

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Most Read Online
1:12 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Top Stories: Week of October 31

A round-up of the top ten most visited stories on NHPR.org and StateImpact - New Hampshire.

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Here's What's Awesome
1:04 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

The Nuclear Clock is Too Accurate For This Universe

Doggie52 via Flickr/Creative Commons

The atomic clock is so accurate that, had it been running since the Big Bang, 13+ billion years ago, it would only be off of "real" time by four seconds.

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to build a nuclear clock that, when asked for comment on the atomic clock's accuracy, shrugs and says, "that's totally b-list."

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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Mon November 7, 2011

The Nuclear Clock is Too Accurate For This Universe

Doggie52 via Flickr/Creative Commons

The atomic clock is so accurate that, had it been running since the Big Bang, 13+ billion years ago, it would only be off of "real" time by four seconds.

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to build a nuclear clock that, when asked for comment on the atomic clock's accuracy, shrugs and says, "that's totally b-list."

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New Website!
9:04 am
Sun November 6, 2011

Welcome to the new NHPR.org!

Welcome to NHPR.org's new website, with a new look, improved performance and new features.

After we complete the transition on Nov. 21, all NHPR news, information and programming will be available on this new website.

Please direct additional questions to webmaster@nhpr.org

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun November 6, 2011

Are Diet Sodas Unhealthy?

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I drink diet soda but I’m told it’s bad for me and linked to health problems. Is this true and if so can you suggest any healthier alternatives?    -- Mitchell James, Ronkonkoma, NY

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun November 6, 2011

The Nasty Business of Shark Finning

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is shark finning and why have several U.S. states outlawed it?

                                                                                                            -- Betsy Englund, Tampa, FL

 

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So, There's That
12:00 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Senator Kelly Ayotte Should Doll Up Her Office

As one of the nation's top experts on U.S. Senate office decor, no one is more pleased than me that New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte decided to bring "Oscar the Moose" to Washington.

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