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Science Elements

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Why a new study raises doubt about the effectiveness of green coffee bean weight-loss supplements. How scientists created caffeine-addicted bacteria. How coffee and green tea could help create better nanoparticles.

 

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Biology theme this week.

 

Why scientists are determined to reinvent the wheel. How a new form of genetic engineering could speed drug development. A few tweaks to one of the world’s oldest natural processes could help researchers harvest a crop of important medicinal compounds.

 

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Wedding Theme.

 

How an old remedy could help prevent bacterial infections. A new surgical technique could shorten certain operations and cause less scarring. How scientists are on the verge of creating a better bandage thanks to an idea borrowed from Mother Nature. An ancient blue pigment could help improve modern medicine.

 

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Oil problems, oil solutions.

 

A super absorbent material might produce a comprehensive answer to oil spills. How one of the world’s most common fabrics helps minimize oil spill damage. Why the world’s smallest flowering plant could blossom into a terrific biofuel. 

 

Notice: Release delayed to Tuesday due to Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Investigating the small.

 

How solar-powered nanofilters could help remove antibiotics from waterways. A first-of-its-kind nano dye could transform hair coloring. How nanotechnology could help eradicate a weather-related driving hazard.

 

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Scientists are often detectives.

 

How scientists uncovered another clue about fluoride and its role in preventing tooth decay. Why extra-virgin olive oil may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. How a small dietary tweak can lead to big changes in the hive.

 

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How scientists are making progress toward eradicating the use of primitive wood stoves. New estimates suggest more people than previously thought are living without proper sanitation. Why life on Earth may have had a bone-chilling start.

 

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How scientists are fending off bacteria with a new genre of antibodies. A same-day water pollution test could keep beaches open more often. Researchers create a molecular superglue based on flesh-eating bacteria.

 

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How “seeing” flavors influences our food choices. Why you really can’t just eat one potato chip. Why a famed hangover cure might actually work.

 

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Reducing food waste could help feed billions more people. How an artificial leaf could revolutionize sustainable energy in the developing world. Scientists make chocolate tastier and healthier.

 

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We're nobody's fool!

 

Why a new study is raising concerns about certain types of cook stoves.  How scientists found a way to release the energy in coal without burning.  How hybrid mixture of sand and paraffin could help keep campers warm at night.

 

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Researchers are closing in on a way to create synthetic nanomotors capable of delivering drugs to individual cells.  How one of life’s most versatile molecules could be transformed into an “intelligent” nanomotor for use in medicine and engineering. Why high-pressure micropumps could speed up results for some hospital tests.

 

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Why researchers seeking new pesticides are taking a second look at Mother Nature. How a bit of spring cleaning could slash pesticide use in your home.  An enhanced insect birth control technique could reduce the need for pesticides.

 

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How science debunked the ancient Aztec crystal skull hoax. A common household drug could help eradicate a slithery problem on a tropical island. When art personifies the most basic elements of life.

 

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Sorry, no podcast this week.  See you next week.  Please check out some of our past podcasts until then.