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How Do You Construct A Voice?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:00am

Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

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What's It Like To Hear Color?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:00am

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.

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Boy Meets Painting. Painting Grabs Boy. Boy Mystified

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:58am

What was it for you? A song? A movie? A poem? For me, it was a painting. I was grabbed by a work of art that said I know you. I've been waiting. And I fell. Totally. Why does that happen?

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Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.

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Second Baby Cleared Of HIV. Rare Event, Or Hope For Others?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

A second child seems to have been cleared of the AIDS virus, thanks to heavy-duty drugs started just hours after birth. This spring researchers plan to test that approach in 60 more newborns.

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The Scientist Who Makes Stars On Earth

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.

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From Yoga Mats To Your Loaf Of Bread, This Chemical's Not So Bad

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

If few people can pronounce the compound azodicarbonomida, why was it in Subway's bread? This question, raised by a popular food blogger, has put the curious food additive in the spotlight.

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Chinese Superstar Lifts Ivory Cause Onto His Shoulders

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.

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How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:24pm

The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.

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Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams When Getting Milked?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:14am

Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)

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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:30pm

Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.

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Beer As A Post-Workout Recovery Drink? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:28pm

A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.

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With Nuclear Waste Dump Closed, Where To Keep Cold War Leftovers?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

Workers are about to re-enter a New Mexico waste dump that was hit by a recent accident. The incident is shaping up to be yet another setback in the quest to find a home for America's nuclear waste.

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Even After The Floods, The Drought Continues

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

The storms that drenched California recently did little to combat one of the state's worst droughts in a century. Farmers in California's Central Valley say they need "Biblical proportions" of rain.

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Remembering The Doctor Who Spoke Hard Truths About Dying

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm

Dr. Sherwin Nuland has passed away at the age of 83. The surgeon was best known for his book How We Die. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and writer himself, discusses the late doctor's life.

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Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:42am

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.

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Is That Someone's House? What Astronauts Can See Looking Down

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:03am

A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.

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WATCH: Drone Catches Video Of Stampeding Dolphins, Whale Calf

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:35pm

A charter captain uses a quadcopter drone to capture footage of a mega-pod of dolphins off California and a family of Humpback whales in Maui.

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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:34am

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free other deadly organisms from the frozen tundra.

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Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:19am

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.

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