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The Dinosaurs' Nemeses: Giant, Jurassic Fleas

The greatest predators that ever roamed Earth suffered just as we mammals did: Large, flealike bloodsucking insects liked to dine on the dinos and even may have carried diseases.
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Just How Super Is Tonight's Supermoon?

Astronomer Philip Plait tells host weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz the Supermoon you've been hearing all about actually isn't that super.
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Look Up: Tonight, 'Supermoon' Is Closer To Earth

It turns out that all full moons are not created equal: Every so often the moon is full when it's at its closest point in its orbit around our planet. The last "super moon" occurred in March 2011.
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Doug Gansler Responds to Maryland DNA Ruling

Doug Gansler joins us to discuss a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling striking down expanded DNA collection...

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Chocolate Maker Brings Joy Out Of The Basement

A hobby turned into an obsession caused Ben Rasmussen to turn his basement into a chocolate factory. See how Rasmussen rebuilds and re-purposes household items to create his award-winning confection.
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Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?

As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors.
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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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