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Fighting Zika Is About Protecting Pregnant Women, Fauci Says

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion two months ago to fight the Zika virus but no funds have been allocated yet. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the threat and what needs to be done.

Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Products?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety. Brands have no effect on better players.

Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:02am

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:00am

His daughter, Kelly Carlin, has announced that she's donating her late father's archives to the museum, which opens next year in Jamestown, N.Y.

A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:42am

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:40am

Voters in the San Francisco Bay Area will vote in June on a proposed property tax which would be used to restore wetlands to protect against rising sea levels. The tax is not based on property value.

President Obama Plans Hiroshima Visit During Trip To Japan

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:29am

The White House has announced that President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan this month. The question: Why now?

Astronomy Studying Quebec Teen Discovers Lost Mayan City

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 5:55am

William Gadoury noticed a three-star constellation with only two Mayan cities and theorized there must be another one. Satellite images confirm buried geometric shapes in an area of dense vegetation.

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