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Gauging Public Opinion on Climate Change Policy

Majorities of Americans say that global warming and clean energy should be among the nation's priorities, according to a new survey. Will those feelings translate into any action in the government? Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication discusses the survey's findings.
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Actress Mayim Bialik On TV, Science, And The Combo

Fans of The Big Bang Theory may know her as Sheldon's sort-of-girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler, but actor Mayim Bialik is also a writer, a proponent of "attachment parenting" and holds a PhD in neuroscience. Bialik discusses her career, and why she left academia to return to acting.
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Antidote For Cocaine Overdose Shows Promise

Reporting in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, researchers write that they've developed a antidote that reverses dangerous symptoms of a cocaine overdose in mice. Study co-author Kim Janda discusses how the vaccine, made from artificially produced human antibodies against cocaine, works.
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Cracking The Egg Sprinkler Mystery

If you spin a hard-boiled egg in a pool of milk, the milk will wick up the sides of the egg and spray off at the egg's equator. Engineer Tadd Truscott, of Brigham Young University, launched an investigation to figure out why this happens — complete with a custom-built spinning apparatus, billiard balls and high speed video cameras.
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Gazing Into The Cloud, From Storage to Servers

Apple and Amazon want to store your music in 'the cloud,' while companies from Google to Microsoft to Zoho offer ways to wrangle your office documents there. But what exactly is the cloud, and is the time right to start using it? Technology experts Tony Bradley and Nicholas Carr look at the switch away from traditional desktop computing.
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Stuart Firestein: "Ignorance: How It Drives Science"

A neuroscientist claims that ignorance--not knowledge--is the true engine of science. He explains how scientists use ignorance to concentrate their research, and why "not knowing" is one of the greatest benefits to science.

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Kids and Dental X-Rays

Recent studies linking dental x-rays to brain tumors and cancers later in life have some parents panicked about their kids' checkups. We explore the risks of dental x-rays--and the possible consequences of avoiding them.

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Photographers, Skywatchers Prepare For Supermoon

The biggest full moon of the year happens Saturday night. Expect the best time for photos just after sunset.

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