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Fresh update on "friday" discussed on Science Friday
"Juvenal Noize, was laid to rest in a state funeral pallbearers in military attire carried his body in a closed wouldn't happen coffin rather into the auditorium. Four stood guard as a Roman Catholic priest blessed the coffin. Foreign dignitaries, including a US delegation were there to pay their respects. And amid reports of a shooting outside the funeral. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the U. S delegation is safe and on their way back home. Tokyo Summer Olympics kicked off with an opening ceremony in a nearly empty stadium. NPR's mandolin, DeMarco reports There were fewer than 1000 Spectators in the stadium that seats 68,000. They watched host country Japan put on a show of visually clever minds, Kabuki performers and drones in formation above the stadium. There was a moment of silence for people who died of Covid 19 and a rendition of the John Lennon's Song. Imagine After the Parade of nations, the Olympic flame was lit by Grand Slam tennis champ an Olympian Osaka, Naomi. In the streets of Tokyo, though, were protesters. The city is still under a state of emergency due to the pandemic. Mandali del Barco NPR NEWS Tokyo Wall Street is trading higher at this hour. You're listening to NPR news. Live from KQED news. I'm Brian White. The University of California will be increasing tuition for incoming students every year indefinitely. You see regions approved the change yesterday. K committees Vanessa ran, Kanye reports. The increases will be capped at 5% starting in 2022. It's estimated new in state undergrads will pay roughly $530 more intuition and fears. The good news is once students start their guaranteed not to face another hike for six years. You see, President Michael Drake says financial aid will insulate many is the bottom line. The net cost of attendance from most California resident undergraduates will be less under this plan. Then, if tuition were to remain flat to be clear this plan is an increase for most families making over about $130,000 a year. Proponents say the plan will help stabilize a system that's faced volatile state funding and pressure to serve more students. Some critics told the region's coming out of a pandemic is not the right time to increase family's financial burden. I'm Vanessa Ran Kanye KQED news Federal investigators questioned the warden of a federal women's prison in Dublin yesterday. The Associated Press reports. FBI agents also searched Warden RJ Garcia's office in vehicle on Thursday. Federal officials have not revealed details about the search. The move comes weeks after a former correctional officer at the low security facility was arrested on charges of sexually abusing to inmate The officer, Ross Clinker, was released to home confinement and is scheduled for a status hearing in September. I'm Brian White KQED news. Support for NPR comes from C three AI. C three AI software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at Enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable problems. C three A. I. This is Enterprise AI. And.
Fears of Famine Persist in Ethiopia’s Stricken Tigray Region
"You and humanitarian said on friday that they're still extremely concerned about the number of people facing famine in ethiopia tigray despite the resumption of eight flights there so far this month the un world food program wfp has only reached thirty thousand people because of security concerns compared to more than one hundred eighty five thousand people in june his wfp spokesperson thompson ferry. Our teams are telling us that the people we're reaching equally areas that were previously inaccessible. Such zana are the fareless behind. They've been completely cut off and leaving in dire conditions. They are literally living from hand to mouth and are completely reliant on fbi assistance to survive. Mr ferri confirmed that. Wfp's first un humanitarian air service. Flight had arrived in tigray on thursday after a month. Long break but that the agencies wide response continues to be hampered by a severe lack of sufficient food and limited communication last sunday a ten truck. Wfp aid convoy was attacked in neighboring afar region. While attempting to transport food aid to t- gray reports from the ethiopian authorities overnight indicated that clashes in our far between government and opposition forces had left twenty dead and displaced thousands. The last acute food insecurity assessment carried out in june predicted that four hundred thousand people will likely face catastrophic levels of hunger in tigray this month after more than eight months of fighting between ethiopian government troops and those loyal to the dominant regional force. The tigray people's liberation front
Fresh update on "friday" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Of protection by putting on your mask, and that's it's very individual choice and health officials in New Jersey and Massachusetts tracking these breakthrough cases, note that while some people have become very ill or even died of Covid 19, these cases are extremely rare. That's correspondent Victor Kendo this summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are underway. Tennis star Naomi Osaka at the honor of lighting the ceremony cauldron today. The president of the International Olympic Committee, also addressing a mostly empty stadium and admitting there's a different feel with these games, which are impacted so heavily by Covid. But Christopher Dubi, who is the Games executive director. Says Covid will not cancel. The game of command is simple. Identify, isolate. Trees. And care. And this is exactly what we're doing. And New York celebrity chef Mario Batali, part of a big sexual harassment settled today, Chef Mario Battalion, his former business partner, Joe Bastianich, violated state and city human rights laws by permitting what New York Attorney General Leticia James called an intolerable work environment and a sexualized culture of misconduct. The company formerly known as the Battalion, Bastiano Hospitality Group, agreed to pay $600,000 to at least 20 former employees who were sexually harassed while they worked at the famed restaurants. Babbo Lupa, or Del Pesto, which James portrayed is rife with unwanted advances. Inappropriate touching an explicit comments. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS NEW YORK Gas prices are headed down heading into the weekend, Triple A's national survey finds The average price for regular is 3 15 a gallon. That's 4/10 of a cent lower than yesterday. It's nearly a full cent below the national average from last Friday. So every Little bit helps, and the Cleveland Indians will become the Cleveland Guardians. After this season. We have forecast coming up next. Grand Carnival is taking over. Kings Dominion on select dates. July 17th through August 1st experience.
New Aid Coming for Mortgage Borrowers at Risk of Foreclosure
"Needed help for homeowners today, people who are behind on their mortgage or those dealing with reduced income over the pandemic year. ABC's Karen Travers, reports the Biden administration Friday announcing new actions to prevent foreclosures, expanding programs for borrowers who are behind on paying their mortgages and to those who may be earning less because of the covid 19 pandemic. This follows the administration's June 24th extension of the eviction moratorium on federally backed mortgages. Through the end of July. The administration has said this would be the final extension of that CDC moratorium. But today's moves for those with federally guaranteed mortgages or federal housing Administration loans will allow some Americans to extend their mortgages and lock in lower monthly principal and interest payments. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington
Fresh update on "friday" discussed on Ray Appleton
"Morning. One and all I am Matt got stopped live in the K. M. J newsroom. Fresno County Department of Public Health says hospitals continue to see an increasing number of cases from the delta variant of Corona. Much like the rest of the nation. The latest covid cases reported in Fresno County stem from the fast spreading delta variant of the virus that brought this morning Thursday from county Interim health Officer Dr Rey's Vora. People that are not yet vaccinated really need to take note that they are at the highest risk of catching this variant, and it's really something that's causing a lot of concern at all levels in the health care system. Dr Vora adds. Fresno County's confirmed Covid 19 cases have now tripled. They jumped from an average of 24 on July 9th 2 76 confirmed cases as of Thursday. Ruth Michael's K. M. J News. Two parent advocacy. Excuse me. Two parent advocacy organizations are suing Governor Newsom in top California health officials over the statewide mandate, the Children must wear masks to school, regardless of the vaccination status. The suit was filed yesterday in San Diego County Superior Court by let them breathe and reopened California schools It names the governor along with Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Galli as among its list of dependents. It calls on state school mass mandates calls them arbitrary, not based on scientific evidence and harmful to students. The big story internationally. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are officially open despite concerns about covid wearing matching clothing reflecting the nations. They represent athletes from 205 countries march into a 68,000 seat arena to music, color and seats that are nearly empty. These games will go down as the Covid Olympics masks are mandatory in social distancing is the norm. And while demonstrators outside the venue called for the cancellation of the world's biggest sporting event because of its potential as a super spreader Olympic Games, executive director Christophe Dubi tells ABC News. There's no scenario in which they can be canceled. Emperor Naruhito declares the Games of the 32nd Olympiad underway. Jim Ryan ABC News at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Vice President Kamala Harris met with recipients of deferred action for childhood arrivals program in an effort to urge Congress to move on immigration. Yesterday's meeting comes after last Friday's decision from a federal judge in Texas who ruled the DACA is unlawful. Have to live with the level of uncertainty to wonder whether there's a knock at the door and what will that mean for you for your family? It's just wrong turning to news from the world of sports. They've been known as the Indians since 1915. But now Cleveland's major league baseball team will be called the Guardians. Club announced the name change on Twitter in a video narrated by Tom Hanks. Together we stand with.
US Launched Several Airstrikes in Support of Afghan Forces
"Even though american troops are leading afghanistan the us military is still launching airstrikes in the country. This week it did just that targeting. The taliban terrorist group american military officials say they've launched about six or seven strikes in the last month mostly using drones. But it's not clear. Exactly how much damage has been done. Almost half of afghanistan's districts are now in taliban control. The white house says it's mostly up to afghan security officials to keep them from taking more populated areas and take back as many districts as possible. The us military mission in afghanistan. We'll wrap up at the end of next month. Meanwhile the us is working to evacuate tens of thousands of afghan interpreters and their families who have been helping the us military in the last twenty years. The first group will be housed at virginia military base. And it's set to leave as soon as next week. Thousands more could end up at american bases in kuwait and qatar.
Working From Home: Get Your Hybrid Schedule Right
"Of organizations are moving people back into physical offices at least part of the time but there is a lot more flexibility now than in the past so this can be a great opportunity to consider how you work best and what might make your work life balance possible. This episode was inspired by a question. I am getting a lot. these days. People note that their organizations want them to work in the office three days per week and at home two days per week. So which days would they like to work from home on some level. This isn't quite the right question. True flexibility means working from home when it works. Best for you which could change week to week this week. Your kid has a special lunch at school on wednesday so it would be good to work from home that day so you can dart over and back without losing too much work time or maybe you look at the traffic tuesday morning and see that there's a gigantic star on the bridge. You have to take to get to the office rather than sit in a solid hour of traffic. You decide that. That is a good day to work from home. But i know a lot of teams like to coordinate in-office coverage or when would be best for meetings and many people like to create a weekly rhythm that they can plan on. So i understand the impulse to designate. Which days will be worked from home days. That just leaves the question which days my first bit of advice don't automatically pick fridays. This is probably the most common choice and pre pandemic. it was basically the only day. Many places would allow people to work from home but friday tends to end earlier anyways so if it helps your work life balance to be home earlier you will automatically do that on fridays. You want to find different days where your work life balance could be improved. If you've an awful commute my choice would be to work from home. On tuesdays and thursdays this can make a bad commute more bearable. Because you never have to do it twice in a row.
Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke
"The director of the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympic Games has been fired because of a Holocaust joke he made on a comedy show in nineteen ninety eight organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto announced opening ceremony director capital Kobayashi has been dismissed Kobayashi was accused of using a joke about the Holocaust in his comedy act including the phrase let's play Holocaust in one of his shows the dismissal came one day before Friday's opening ceremony for the pandemic delayed Tokyo games hi Mike Rossio
Stroman 1-Hit Ball for 8 Innings, Smith Slam, Mets Beat Reds
"Marcus Stroman was terrific in the Mets seven nothing win over the Reds allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out seven over eight innings Stroman gave the bullpen a break after New York starters had worked just five innings over the previous three games any time I could come in and be a huge sense of relief and go deep into games and kind of give up okay and kind of a little bit time to relax especially going into the off day I think that's awesome and I think we'll see those guys we allow fresh from Friday Dominic Smith highlighted the offense with a grand slam following three straight singles by the Mets to begin the third Lewinski or may hit his first home run of the season a two run blast Jonathan V. are also went deep for the Mets who handed the Reds their fifth loss in six games Jeff Hoffman took the loss allowing five runs over four innings I'm Dave Ferrie
Jill Biden Leads U.S. Delegation to Tokyo Games Amid Pandemic Fears
"Jill Biden is off on her first solo overseas trip as First Lady to Japan her visit to the Tokyo Olympics comes with covert nineteen surging in Japan infections are at a six month high the White House says the U. S. delegation will follow strict health protocols limiting engaging with the public keeping our footprint as small as possible at the same time spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the bidens put an emphasis on being in Japan for team USA the present the First Lady felt it was important to have the delegation led at the highest level the First Lady will spend roughly forty eight hours on the ground in Tokyo including a virtual visit with American athletes before attending Friday's opening ceremony Sager made ani Washington
How Carlos Welch First Got in the Game
"I grew up like i said in the atlanta georgia area Grew up pretty. Poor am was a pretty good student in school. So i kinda like work my way up in Started you know. Having some moderate financial success for myself Eventually graduated college became a math teacher. And somewhere along the line along the way i found poker and i found poker because like i said grown up poor i was always looking for ways out of poverty and i used to mess around with these get rich quick schemes that you see the late night. Infomercials lost a lot of money. Going on certain days when i was probably seventeen eighteen years old and then one night i was watching and they said this guy named moneymaker won a bunch of money. And i'm thinking like who writes this shit like this is like. Obviously this one's a scam. I'm not falling for that. But i gave it. You know. I did a little research and i was like wait. This is real and sounds okay. This is going to be my quote unquote get risky scheme. That Starting me down that rabbit hole and so started playing a line around two thousand four and then singles primarily up until black friday Obviously that was like a disaster for a lot of us in the us. So i i was out for like a year and then these rogue. Us site started the pup. You can play on as so. I kinda got back in and at that time the sitting does are kinda dead so that started me on the tournaments and So this is around two thousand twelve and in two thousand thirteen I was a member of tournament. Poker edge and andrew brokers is one of the pros on that site. And so that's how i met andrew and Met him for the first time in person in vegas in twenty thirteen to get on the pie. And i think you pretty much. The rest is history from
Interview With Curator, Silja Leifsdottir, Norwegian Sculptors Society
"Could you please pronounce your name correctly for me. My name is celia life stupid and you do many things you are both an artist and curator and then even within those. It seems like you're very many different things. Gimme a lay of the land. What are all the different roles. You have in the arts industry right now jeff. I have many hats. And i do enjoy that. Although we can be a bit confusing for myself and others at sometimes my main job my hundred percent main job is to be a curator at what in the region is called nashville running which translates to the region sculptor society. So that is one thing that i spend mondays to fridays on. But then i'm also the chair in the region curtis association and then. I started eleven years ago when i moved back to norway in oslo ice started what is now known as the snow art guides which is a free guide to the contemporary art scene in oslo and along with that we also arrange the also art weekend in september each year
Olympic Sponsor Toyota Pulls Games-Related TV Ads in Japan
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Olympic sponsor Toyota is pulling games related TV ads in Japan's Toyota motor corporation one of Japan's leading companies at the worldwide Olympic sponsor will not air Olympic themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo games which begin Friday the decision underscores the divisions within Japan over whether the game should be held with covert nineteen infections on the rise in the country in addition Toyota's chief executive like you'll tell your doctor will not attend Friday's opening ceremony Toyota has no plans to adjust its Olympic marketing in the United States hi Mike Rossio
Olympic Athletes Test Positive in Tokyo Days Before Games
"Committee says an unnamed alternate on the women's gymnastics team has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Tokyo game start on Friday. There are two alternates on the US team. Three other athletes so far have tested positive to from South Africa, one from the Czech Republic. It's being
Disney Introduces Revamped Jungle Cruise Ride, Without Racist Imagery
"A few days before Disneyland July 17th 1955 opening celebration. TV viewers. Glimpse the park and its attractions. A special episode of the weekly Disneyland TV show on ABC. The Wonderful World, which was often times essentially an infomercial for the park about the pre opening report from Disneyland, a fascinating historical record that today lives on the company's Disney plus Screaming service, and it included a look at the mechanical hippos and crocodiles of the parks. Jungle cruise ride, as well as the plaster molding of a black male model whose quote imposing physique was used to People our jungle cruise with like life natives as white men in formal attire looked on. Yeah. Today. We cringe. At this scene for a ride that went on to develop a reputation for racist depictions of indigenous people as tourist attractions, Attackers or cannibals. Tribal caricatures crafted through Colonial lens. It's a distinction that Disney could no longer afford. So Ahead of the July 30th release of Jungle Cruise movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The ride reopened on Friday. Day shy of the parks. 66 anniversary with updates that removed in Disney's words Negative depictions of native people.
Several Olympic Athletes Test Positive in Tokyo Days Before Games
"Dr Brian McCloskey chair of the Tokyo twenty twenty independent panel of medical experts says the layered approach of testing has been effective people tested before they leave we see people who get then get to the airport and they get filtered out there then you get for that when you get to finish the game start Friday in a city that is under a corona virus state of emergency there's also a slower than hoped for vaccine rollout in Tokyo McCloskey was asked about the positive coronavirus cases so far what we're seeing is what we expected to see essentially if I thought all the tests that we did we're going to be negative then I wouldn't bother doing the tests in the first place McCloskey says they need to make sure the number of positive cases is as low as possible and every case should be properly managed I'm at Donahue
Biden Accuses Social Media Platforms Of "Killing People" Through COVID-19 Misinformation
"Safe. Three people were wounded in the incident. Social media and tech platforms are feeling the heat from the Biden administration for what officials say is their inaction on stopping misinformation about Covid 19 and vaccines. President Biden set the tone Friday when he said they're killing people. When asked what his messages to platforms like Facebook on Covid misinformation,
Afghanistan Recalls Diplomats to Protest Pakistan Attack
"Its diplomatic staff from the Pakistani capital Islamabad, following an attack on Friday on the ambassador's daughter, Silsila. Al Aqeel, who is in her twenties, was taking a taxi in the capital Islamabad when the driver picked up a second passenger Secunda Kamani is in Kabul. This incident has sparked anger here in Afghanistan, feeding into an already tense relationship with the two countries. In the last few hours, the Afghan Foreign Ministry has announced that it's recalling all senior Afghan diplomats from Pakistan, it says until their security concerns are addressed, including putting on trial those responsible for this incident. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry has responded, saying that that decision is regrettable. It points out that Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all resources be utilized, apprehend those who were responsible and also ordered security for Afghan diplomats in Pakistan to be beefed up. Secunda Kamani
Los Angeles Hopes New Mask Mandate Will Reverse Virus Spike
"We come on the air this morning. Residents of the nation's most populous county are waking up to a new. But all too familiar reality and indoor mask mandate despite all the progress we've made it's a reminder that our national fight against covert is far from over as the highly contagious delta variants sweeps. The country cases are rising nearly all fifty states. The country's daily case average has now searched by more than sixty percent in the last week to more than twenty seven thousand cases. That's a whopping one hundred forty. Three percent increase over the past. Four weeks fueling the surge unvaccinated americans who make more than ninety seven percent of hospitalized covert patients the administration now targeting misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy. But can they actually change any minds and could we see more major cities across america. Reinstitute their mask recommendations. Dr vivek murthy is standing by with more. But we begin with kaley hearten in la county inside the providence saint joseph medical center. Good morning to you kayleigh. Good morning martha just a few weeks ago. This hospital system in southern california was treating just thirty. kobe patients. That number has jumped two hundred and thirty and almost all of them or unvaccinated. This is an all hands on deck moment. As one local officials said as the situation continues to get worse in california for the past week in los angeles county more than one thousand new cases were reported every day and that number was closer to two thousand on friday and saturday for perspective a month ago. The county was averaging two hundred new cases every day. We've been on something of a roller coaster here with the numbers in check a month ago. La county lifted virtually all restrictions with capacity limits and social distancing bars and restaurants. They have been packed with massless people but now a sharp reversal bringing back. The mask mandate for inside public places. Regardless of your vaccination status and ten counties in california are also following suit with their own guidance.
US Surgeon General: Covid Misinformation ‘Spreading Like Wildfire’ on Social Media
"Their hands full as the delta variant of the coronavirus. Tears through the country also circulating misinformation about the illness and the vaccines that the surgeon general believes big tech isn't doing enough to combat Dr Vivek Murthy spoke to Fox News Sunday. This is about the health of Americans, and that reality is that misinformation is still spreading like wildfire in our country, aided and abetted by technology platforms. On Friday, President Biden singled out Facebook, accusing the company of killing people. Facebook then called on the White House to stop finger pointing. It also laid out what it's done to clamp down on misinformation. After the White House revealed it was working with big tech to flag so called problematic posts. Conservatives pounds, calling it government censorship, everything we thought about the Biden administration about their willingness to trample on free speech to trample on the Constitution. Everything we feared they might do they are doing Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Fox's Sunday morning futures Republicans are
6-Year-Old Girl Killed and 5 Adults Injured in DC Shooting
"Capital. Last night. A six year old girl killed five other people wounded a gunman opening fire Friday night in a D C neighborhood with police just several feet away
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"Friday dot com slash lemurs. And these are primates, right? We right. So I'm to see connection here. Yeah. That's that's where a lot of the interest comes in we actually possess some of the genes that the dwarf lemur has that enables it to go into hibernation now. We don't know the mechanisms. The biological mechanisms that enable the animal to do that. But we do we know that we share the, gene. So there's a lot of interest in perhaps we could trigger hibernation ourselves. Well, if we if we trigger it, we must study have to stop it. Yes. Ideally, once you know, how to turn it on. Hopefully, we'll be able to turn off. I don't know that snus some whole other round of studies. And okay. So what would you do that you could put somebody into Tupua heading torpor is that we torbert towards another way of saying hibernation. Sure. So there's a lot of things that you could probably do with it. If you if you're going in for heart surgery your surgeon wants to lower your your circulation as much as possible. And so the easiest way to do that as to lower your blood pressure, lower lower, your body temperature, and that makes surgery a lot more safe for them. There are diseases where going into a coma with a much lower body. Temperature would be really beneficial. The disease would work its way through your system. And then you could wake up. Up and ideally would be out of your system. And then, of course, Nassau's really interested in this because they could reduce the payload on the rockets if you don't have to bring tons and tons of food for the rockets deed on their way out to Saturn or Mars or wherever they're going. Then you could save a lot of pay. Stuff in your rocket. A payload? But also, you, you know, one of the biggest problems of traveling in space is radiation. We're in a sleep state. You could just be put in a cocoon of letters something. Right. And maybe survive all that radiation. Ideally, ideally, I mean, I mean the haven't set any dwarf lemurs into space. They are in danger problem you're saying that you saying the video one of the problems is it's an endangered species. You can't poke at it or experiment there. There. The Duke lemur center has set up has this captive breeding population, and they do that because a lot of the areas where these animals are are living are being deforested. So they had this captive breeding population. And you can't really poker broader, dissect these animals, so they have to be very careful about their studies. But one of the interesting points, this is a great video as they say, it's up on our website at signs prayed that comes slash lemurs. Is that when they wake up it's like they've been in the wake time, right? I know I mean, so so if the not crawling at a bit tire so people that are in comas when they wake up their muscles. The muscles have been so degraded that they have to regain. Muscle function. And that takes a long time these worth lemurs don't have any of those problems their kidneys comp- function completely and scientists don't understand how they do it. So there's a lot to be learned from from these cute adorable creatures, and you can see those cute adorable creatures up on our website at science Friday dot com slash lemurs. Luke, Luke Ruskin. Thank you. Thank you for having having another great video BJ Liederman. Composed. Our theme music, and if you missed any part of the program, we're on social media everywhere.
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"I'm John Kasich you sitting in for IRA though, forty three years ago. Bob peck, started a new job at the academy of natural sciences in Philly. The oldest natural. History institution in the US just under a month into the job. He spotted some cool looking metal boxes sitting academies hallway destined for the trash thinking these boxes might make a cool entity for his apartment. Bob, of course, snag them only to find they weren't empty boxes inside was a strange kind of collection, a collection of hair inside, these boxes were human hair, animal hair hair for mummies and hair. From get ready from thirteen US presidents Bob had stumbled on the collection of Peter Brown. A citizen scientist whose collection of hair says much about nineteenth century sciences. Does about the diversity of the stuff. Topping our heads today. Bob is the curator of art and artifacts of the academy. And he's written a book about Brown's idiosyncratic collection. It's called specimens of hair and joins me now to talk about it. Bob, welcome to science Friday. Thank you. Glad to be with you. Maybe can describe what you saw when you open these metal boxes some forty three years ago. Well, of course, it I I thought they were just empty boxes since they were in the trash, but there to my surprise where some. Albums dozens and dozens of albums actually beautifully leather bound and each page were little tufts of hair first few albums, were sheep will. And and then we got into animal hair, and then finally human hair some of which was perfectly anonymous, but I began recognizing names on some of the other sheets that caught my attention. I can imagine. We'll get those names in a moment. Given what you've found in there. Why was the academy throwing this stuff away? Well, we were in a process of moving from one place to another. There were lots of things that were being reviewed, and I think the curator's at the time felt that this was not something that really deserved scientific attention. They were mostly looking at the wool and some of the animals for and they thought well, we've got full skins of animals elsewhere. Why would we keep these scrapbooks just taking up a lot of space? And they're probably wondering what exactly can we do with here? What does this have to do with our collection? Well, exactly, remember, this was all in a sort of pre DNA era DNA was only selected in the nineteenth century, but identified in the in the nineteen fifties, and then the complete human genome wasn't sequenced until night two thousand and three. So all of this back in the nineteen. Seventies was not recognized really for the value that it is today. So this is the collection of Peter Brown. And this is a big part of the story who was Peter Brown. Peter Brown was a lawyer and Philadelphia, but very patriotic and philanthropic man, and he was trying at first to help advance the agricultural world in in America. He he was collecting sheep wool from all over the world. So that he could instruct the growers of sheep here, which breeds would be best suited to which purposes. So this one might work. Well for a blanket or sweater, this one might be good for felt hat and people hadn't really paid much attention to that until he began to do. So. Go quite sort of from one step to another thought. Well, if we can do all this with sheep wool, and he was examining the will very carefully. He had invented a little mechanism to test is strength in its size called a trick. Commoner? He was looking at it with microscope. He said if I can study this much about sheep will maybe they're things in other animal, wool and hair that could be useful to us. But. But I have to ask you though. But that that's what's so interesting about this. Because it makes sense that you would find sheep wool interesting because you can make things out of it. But elephant tail hair or raccoon whiskers. Wh what possible use could this have to to human industry? Well, that's what we might say now..
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"Age. Listener supported w in y c studios. This is science Friday. I'm replayed, micro, plastics. You know, it seems like just yesterday that environmental scientists were raising the alarm about the tiny beads of plastics in face wash. And now these tiny invisible polymer particles seemed to have worm their way into everything else on earth, our water, our shellfish, even our beer perhaps. It was only a matter of time before we found them in our selves. That's right. We are full of micro-plastics, and he explain more and chat about others lighted subjects in science is popular. Science senior editor Sophie, Bushwick. Let's have you back Mesa V here. So we're let's talk about this. Where exactly did researchers find these micro plastic, so researchers they had a group of eight subjects from countries all over Europe and Asia, and essentially had these subjects keep a food diary for a week. And then at the end of the week, they were they took a stool sample from themselves and sent it to the researchers, and the researchers had the fun job of picking through that they were looking for ten different types of plastic. And they found these these plastic types they found nine of them, and they were in all of the samples still sample says all right for our body. Yep. We eat them. And then we send about the other end of time right with all the micro-plastics that are around us. Right. Researchers found micro-plastics tap water in beer, it's in seafood because a lot of these plastic fragments get into the waterways, and then the fishy them, and we eat the fish the other thing is that a lot of drink water from plastic bottles or food out of play. Takeout containers. Or that's been wrapped in plastic. And there's all sorts of chances for fragments to come off the definition of a micro plastic is that it's smaller than five millimeters, but it can be much much smaller than that. You know, some of these fragments are on the nanometer scale, and we suspect that there's no harm coming from the well, it's very difficult to tell because it's hard to sort of parse out. You can't really feed people some people plastic samples and not feed other people plastic samples at this point. It's just not ethically feasible, but it's hard to maybe they're just passing through his harmlessly. It's also possible that they could be accumulating, and that a lot of these plastics carry chemicals that they might Meech into the human body. So it's I wouldn't tell people I would say don't don't panic because it could be yes, it could be that they're harmless, but it's very difficult to those of us of a certain age always thought that specis was harmless also back in the day. So skip our highs open some good news, though. Maybe eating organic vegetables is linked to less cancer. That's right. A study in France, they looked at seven almost seventy thousand people they had them the answer a survey. How often they had or Ganic food, and whether they had cancer, and then the researchers followed up in five years to check in again on whether they had developed cancer. And they also took a lot of other information such as how often they drink or smoke. Whether how often the fruits and veggies how much they exercise and also their income level. And what they found is with a couple of specific types of cancer, like non Hodgkin's lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer people who eat organic did have less of a risk of developing those cancers swo- so wasn't actually tied to the vegetables themselves could have been the kind of lifestyle you live. If you eat organic vegetable, it's it's really difficult to say because we're Ganic pro produces more expensive in the United States. That's about forty five percent more expensive than conventional. And it's also people who do eat or get at ten to have other. Healthy lifestyle factors that eat a lot of fruits and veggies. They exercise more often. And because they're wealthier being wealthy just comes with a whole bunch of health benefits..
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"In Wiessee studios. This is science Friday replayed. Oh, coming to you from the Hilo theater in my, may. I how? Wii. About five million years ago. The island of kuwa- emerged from the ocean waves and a new chain of island habitats was born right in the middle of the Pacific here in the islands. The birds would have found a multitude of micro-climates a lack of most predators and a pretty safe spot to grow involve, which they did diversifying into a wide range of species variations on a theme, each suited to a different lifestyle and habitat. But today, Hawaii's diverse birds are under attack by mongooses cats rats other predators, some birds no longer breed in the wild and need the help of humans to reproduce and survive. Alison Gregor is one of those avian helpers and a postdoctoral research associate at the San Diego zoo's institute for conservation research in kaneohe. Welcome to science Friday, Dr. Gregor thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. Now, one of the species that you study is a type of Hawaiian crow has an unusual name. What do you call it? So the Hawaiian crow is the Allah law, and it's a a name that historically actually meant caller of the forest. And so it carries a lot of cultural significance as well, not just a throwaway name for very important species of the life story of the bird. So as part of the Corbett family, the Hawaiian crow is known to be one of the more intelligent parts of the Hawaiian islands. It does mean that they have a life history that's a little bit slower than some birds. It takes them several years before they become of reproductive age. And historically once they became adults, they would actually form territorial pairs and you would find them across different areas in the landscape. But mostly in the wet tropical force. There, unfortunately were in serious decline by the nineteen fifties due to a number of different factors which you you explained, but they became extinct in the wild in two thousand two due to all of those factors. Fortunately, before that time, the program that I work with the Hawaiian endangered bird program actually brought individuals into captivity and started a conservation breeding program, and that is why they are still alive today. We're did. You raise them. So we have two facilities wine on this island, the k. Hobart conservation center. And then.
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"School of public health director of the means matters program for suicide prevention thank you both for taking time to be with us today quick break when we come back just what are the odds of getting sick on that cross country airplane flight hotel we'll talk about it after this break stay with us support for this science friday podcast comes from draper draper prides itself on its ability to leverage decades of engineering experience in positioning navigation and timing microsystems biomedical solutions and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems whether it's putting a man on the moon or developing lifesaving diagnostic tools amazing things are possible when you combine the expertise of engineers biologists developers physicists and astronauts to take on the world's biggest challenges learn more at draper dot com this is science friday high my replay toe when you take an airplane flight you're trapped inside that middle to for a few hours with what perhaps hundreds of other passengers you're sharing the overhead compartments the laboratories the air feels like there's a good chance for disease to spread in flight right somebody's coughing here somebody sneezing over the air but just how likely is it in research published this week in the proceedings of the national academy of scientists vicky stover herzberg and her colleagues trying to actually map out how respiratory viruses like the flu might spread during air travel and this is how they did it members of the research team took ten flights across the us and they recorded the behavior of the passengers as they move the bounce the cabin who got up during the flight how long they lingered outside the restroom how the passengers interacted with each other and with the inflight crew and the keystone over hertzberg joins us now too.
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"Science friday is supported by 'em by twenty fifty the world population will reach nearly ten billion and food production will need to grow by seventy percent farmers are working with ibm and watson to help increase their crop yields let's put smart to work find out how would i be m dot com slash smart listener supported w in weiss studios this is science friday i'm my replay later in the hour we'll check in on the state of firearms research in the us and we'll look back on as planet hunting kepler mission soon coming to an end but i most people visit the zoo to see the animals right but my next guest visits for their poop now before you get to grow statue you need to know that the dengue of elephants giraffes and sheep and other grazers is a veritable treasure trove for microbe hunters full of hungry bacteria and fungi involved in all sorts of complicated friendships or rivalries some are even frenemies and untangling all that could be key to better biotech perhaps a way to unlock energy from corn stalks and grass clippings and agricultural waste or develop new drugs chemical engineer and done detective michelle o'malley uc santa barbara presented that work this week at the meeting of the american chemical society new orleans she's here now too splaine look up to science friday thanks very much i just got to ask the question of what so interesting about poop yeah that's a question i get a lot it's poop has for really everything.
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"Y so i know that i think people have really had the right on super symmetry this year and they're really worried that they won't find it but one of the experiments people don't talk about quite as much lhc be has had some really interesting results this year a no five sigma discoveries yet but there are a couple in like the two to two point five cigna range sort of bumps that are coming from the decay of a particle called the ah the b maison particle and people know there might be another particle there and then lhc be also discovered a new berriane which is an arrangement of three cork's but this berry on was really special it's called exceed doubled charm doubled larged is pretty awesome tell you i know what is an awesome when you said why is people say wow that's nice technical term but you seemed to be into it as we used to say i just saw so much cool theory papers they came out of his one particle because it had to really heavy corks in it um you know you're protons they have just light courts the ups in the downcourt same thing with neutrons but this just really wacky particle similar theories that came out of it was perhaps there could be some sort of cork fusion the way that we have fusion with hydrogen maybe there are these particles with four corks called tetra corks i mean just as one particle got a lot of theorists really thinking a lot so of keep your eyes on lhc be next year they might have results are we going to get any closer to finding a dark matter park said that said little difference as spurs dark matter goes you may have heard that we're looking right now for particle called the weekly interacting massive particle or wimp and the idea behind a wimp is that it sort of in this goldilocks mass that people think they'd find it but they have these huge vats of liquids zenana underground that have yet to actually find one of these women particles the are just releasing their first results so we're not really there to make a conclusion yet but next year people might be a little concerned so they are looking for some other potential options like.
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"Said people started talking about a card t which finally got fda approval and it's in immunotherapy that obviously takes patients tcells removes them than doctors scientists engineer them to have these certain antigen receptors than they reinfuse them into a patient's body and those tcells are then basically program to fight off a specific kind of cancer cell i in in a wave that normal tcells just just cando and it's still you know it's it's a lastditch treatment for this very specific kind of leukemia um that mostly affects children but it has successfully treated adding a few kids and in theory it works for life you know there was one one of the studies that help to get fda approval they infused a ton of tcells at our member if it was ten thousand one hundred thousand nor in the millions but a lot of t cells in it took about a month for it to start work getting and then suddenly it worked and when they kind of trace back the you know genetic lineage of the tcells that were now propagated in the body it had just been one of the engineered tcells that survived uh but it had just replicated so prolifically that it had put this child into remission another couple studies came out about using it in i want to say a kind of nonhodgkins lymphoma a definitely a kind of lymphoma again for patients with no other options and it showed that it can work really well but it can also not work at all and it can also caused a huge cytokine reaction that is lifethreatening foreign averse and down certain yup when new amf up the immune response that can obviously caused a fatal immune response you know our immune systems are totally capable of killing her than they do frequently so it's not exactly ready to replace chemotherapy and radiation but it is really promising then.
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"Zeros and ones simultaneously using the idea of quantum super position quantum entanglement in quantum interference so now i would say that this has been a really big year in quantum computing there have been a number of different architectures that casually bds cubits actually do this that you know the super position however that doesn't mean that we're at a place where quantum computer can beat a regular computer you know at its own job but work i think that this year's this has been a big one next year rainy probably hear some really big quantum computing stories from meeting google uh ibm there's a couple of other smaller companies that are coming up now um but it'll probably be you know maybe five to ten years before businesses are really starting to use it and then maybe twenty to thirty years before you're seeing some of the biggest which are like breaking a public key encryption that a lot of people are talking about a man are you following also so yeah the key phrase tillis interior and future coverage will be eight lead paint of quantum sick supremacy which is wet all these companies including gugel an ibm and end talented than trying to kind of inch closer to are linked to sue star wars suffered quantum quantum advantages will hey i highlight like that we can debate our quantum turban sierra vital evasively it means that we had that they've been able to demonstrate that a quantum computer can actually perform tasks better than a class computer and were still kind of not at that point but getting closer and that's all these major companies are interested in as they build these know forty nine cubit systems and fifty cubits simulators i guess if you talk about quantum computers you can't be right enron with the same flight over this is science friday from pierre i public radio international talking about the the year in review with by guest ryan mandelbaum science reitred gizmodo immunology news editor at the i tripoli spectrum rachel feldman science editor at popular science said they been here all year talking about their stuff and we're going to review some more been and let me let my move on rachel two were health research we saw some big advances for gene in immunotherapy stanley yeah and there were a couple stories that really as stood out to me that that.
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"Other cryptocurrencies league ether lake lane you know they're also kind of in the same situation where we could see them go up like beginning of the year bitcoin was under a thousand dollars by october it had fit it had hit five thousand dollars and uh everyone wants to know where it's going to go knacks and it's really kind of a fool's game to try to guess but of course that's you know that's the big question but but block train which bitcoin is based on his is big right hold yanni technologies banks mastercard's we bill like anybody who handles money absolutely really it the best way to think about it is actually has a platform rather than a currency i think that's the way that most people probably end up using anna anderson at that's even more confused he stated that way but ultimately you're seen a lot of big companies get serious about investing in a block chain developers they are hiring block ching consultants there's like this entire mini economy now running on helping major companies get and on block chain technology because it can do things like automatically execute contracts it can organize data an interesting ways it can make trades and exchange of information easier using the cryptocurrencies other kind of tool to to get that done this is how i know it's important because i hear people on the subway talk at her i think that's really does i am not the absolutely it's kind of hit mainstream i mean um one of the apps that you can use to trade uh bitcoin has gotten to the top of the apple star this year because people have gotten so into trading at and it's obviously as an investment it's still a very risky proposition for the average person speaking of risky here's one that i quite can't get rep my head around something we've talked about the ryan and maybe you can help me and we're talking about quantum computers are they finally ready for prime time so a quantum computer is essentially a machine that can do computations with the rules of quantum mechanics in mind a regular computer is built on the architecture of bits which is essentially there's mieno billions of zeros and ones that do the calculations whereas a quantum computer is a system that can do those calculations with.
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"Is amazing and ended up being perfect we had perfect to be of the eclipse i'd never seen a total eclipse before and i did not expect it to be as amazing as it was and i definitely like i'm eclipsed his are now is what i do and i need to the kyoto another one near you get actors this was my first total solar eclipse also and there was like in the movie it was exactly like people said it would be and it was like you know suddenly the sun is there it's a ninety nine percent than in and when it gets to hundred totality it's like someone change the slide you know lose lied while we just popped out in that was sort of a meal so let's talk about something really hot that ended a spiking up this year and that is the bitcoin do you understand what of bitcoin talked about this who try to get give us in a nutshell what a bitcoin here yeah i mean it so it's funny because it really came back in a big way this year i think most people if they had heard of bitcoin before 2017 of maybe would have been back when it very first launch like almost a decade ago but um this year all of a sudden it was back in the spotlight this cryptocurrencies so a virtual currency that you can trade and spend too much like you can you know you're us dollars or other currency that you might have in your pocket i it's it's all built on this interesting data architecture this thing called the block chain which is also really heating up in 2017 and that's largely or arguably part of the reason that bitcoin itself has gotten um so much attention as well as the overall blocked chain that it's built on israeli ask starting to go mainstream or almost mainstream and this block chain is basically uh a list of transactions let's shared between many different kinds of people on their computers rather than controlled by you know central authority like a bank in the way that the transactions the list transactions as updated is through these uh algorithms that all these computers do at once in order to keep it more or less hack proof new and there's been so much speculation all year about what is bitcoin going to do next and then all these.
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"And gugel and facebook start to step up and speak out on these issues that uh people may not have expected to hear from the months while when pig oregan when we come back more of the top science stories from 2017 brought to you by our nerdy traffic to a ryan man the bomb aiming or jim mitchell feldman and we're not taken your calls but you can leave this message on our website had signs friday that gum hissy science friday year in review stay with us we'll be right back support for science friday comes from goldman sachs some of the most important questions facing the world today intersect with the global capital markets climate change a ton is dragging the future of china's economic growth on exchanges at goldman sachs the firm's podcast you'll hear discussions on topics with farreaching implications like these plus much more think of it has a place to get insights from some of the world's leading thinkers on markets industries and the global economy that's exchanges at goldman sachs available on i tuned stitcher soundcloud and google play and at g s dot com slash podcast support for this science friday podcast comes from ibm the power of knowledge the power of technology this is you to the power of ibm find out how you can do your best work at ibm dot com slash you this is science friday on my reply though it's our 2017 year in review and were talking everything from colliding neutrons stars to bitcoin when he year it's had we'll get into that a little bit and and we asked all of you to call in with your favorite stories and you did not disappoint boy did we get calls like this one from florida iraq nylon as abby because who have the power laura bush and i have to say i laugh recite tori when you were interviewing accused fighter expert i learnt more about fighters and got all excited about spyders and decided that um i think they're really cool to have around the house that if their pay if you ever get a five 'cause they do a great job thank you for your byebye here to talk more about the stories that stood out to them this year my guests ryan mendel bound science writer edsa gizmodo amy nor germ news editor for the eye tripoli spectrum rachel feldman science editor at popular science.
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"Oregon's the river these wildfires that are sold raging out of control in parts of the west and can we draw any clear line between those who have warm lena it's it's interesting because a lot of people get get very upset if they add do not believe in climate change if you connect hurricanes and things that we think of as natural but hurricanes are definitely getting worse because of climate change climate change doesn't cause hurricanes but hurricanes are fed by warm water so if the ocean is warmer up hurricane becomes more powerful the other thing is that uh as we saw a lot this year storm surges are really the thing you have to worry about as a cause of death during a hurricane so that's when the sea level rises enough to flood an area and if the sea level is already higher because of climate change which is then storm surges are going to be worse so they're very quantifiable way is that climate change is making these socalled natural disasters worse even if it's not causing them maybe you're not in your ediborah even the um the amount of water that the air can hold uh increases with the temperature of the air at soften there have been some analyses that are have now started come out for the end of the year about hurricane harvey in particular that was the hurricane level four that hit houston in a couple of different policies were trying to measure you know what's the difference in the amount of rainfall 'cause houston was absolutely inundated with rainfall during that those couple of days you know what's the difference in the amount of rainfall um in this hurricane than we would have expected from a hurricane if the climate were not warming in the way that we know it to be in the analyses of shown thursday fifteen to thirty eight percent a higher rainfall which was which was much higher than even scientists expected uh in that storm as a result of climate change didn't quite a year for the climate in general but also the way uh climate is treated politically yes i mean that it's been um interesting to see some of these natural disasters i mean there are out there have been deaths attributed to all of these storms hurricane airmont hurricane maria hurricane a harvey hit throughout the united states i mean it's it's bad the.
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"A bright thing it can actually shift the light and causes sort of lenzing effect now scientists were actually able to measure the mass of white dwarf star stein two o five one be using this gravitational lenzing effect and just a little bit of simple math actually so i thought it was pretty cool to do that so i find service would happen his theory said this would happen but we could never approve it was yeah it was just such a specific in we would require so much in the way of precision that he thought would never happen and again no hope observing it directly but he was wrong by proven right a long anticipated jane iceberg capped off him man panther arctic remember member el yeah i remember linda yet so in antarctica as this giant shelf broke off it was bigger than delaware i think and you know ice shelf spray coughing antarctica all the time they know it's kind of cavill way that people were really anticipating a larsen c because it was going to be a big one and it was happening very quickly it seems that these kinds of calving events are accelerated unsurprisingly due to global warming you know the waters warmer down there the warmest period of the year is getting longer so the time at which these ice shelves are really vulnerable is becoming you know more of the year so it wasn't surprising that broke off um and you know on the one hand something like this breaking off doesn't immediately raise the sea level because it was already ice that was floating in the sea you know like having an ice cube in a glass of water was already there but what it does is it leaves the ice that used to be you know within the and arctic shelf than at the edge so you know it means that now this is new ice that can break off and melt into the sea and raise it so it's not great and scientists are so can have figuring out just how much climate change is accelerating these kinds of events began in former georgia we got all these natural disasters three major.
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"Go and the story that has the most to me in 2017 was on cracking a mystery is even actually it turns out in general the better the flyer upper in a more elliptical or asymmetrical i personally as an amateur burger uh for for me this has just been so satisfying on fascinating and really encourages on food and to wonder about purge in a different way it's amazing what people get accent of abodes stores i think that's a fantastic sorry i'm with her on that one let's talk about last year but they began with the discovery of gravitational waves them this year we use them to learn something about to neutrons stars rachel yes and it was a really exciting year for gravitational waves to me because the lego observatory billy became an observatory a until last year it was ed detector it was trying to detect goutierre waves then now it detects them all the time i think it had it's a third black hole merger announced in june and dad then vertigo which is another facility in italy came on line which was very exciting because with the to leg of facilities in virgo that kim triangularly that can do all of this exciting stuff and uh then a few months ago they detected a neutron star which is a different from a black hole this very dense thing it only wait a little bit more than our sun but it is crammed into you like twelve miles across like the length of manhattan suggest totally different from the behavior of matter that we think about on a daytoday basis and using these three gravitational wave detectors they were able to find this neutrons stars look at it with more telescopes than have ever been hit had anything basically and determined a bunch of cool things about neutrons stars and what they are and what they do rowing room.
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"Support for this science friday podcast comes from ibm the power of knowledge the power of technology this is you to the power of ibm find out how you can do your best work at ibm dot com slash you support for this science friday podcast comes from draper their unique team of engineers biologists developers physicists and astronauts work together to expand the horizon of what's possible pursuing solutions to the world's challenges draper engineering possibilities this a science friday i am ira plato the days trickle down to a precious few has the old son says 2017 is slipping away but a lot has happened this year yep think three major hurricanes wildfires in california plans to pull out of the paris climate accord 's saturn in jupiter posed further closeups how 'bout those colliding neutrons stars and their gravitational waves bitcoin became a household name along with block chain technology readily genes to save lives and perhaps the event of the year that total solar eclipse whoa look cookbook the matt allen real you had a you had to be there for that one which are ways it was really some side we're going to review the highlights in the world of science technology medicine nature and joining me in august panel of journalist who were rounded up the news with us every week let me introduce them ryan men the bound science writer gizmodo amy no jim news editor for the i tripoli spectrum rachel feldman science editor at popular science welcome all of you yeah thanks so much anna you're welcome we won't be taking calls today but we already asked you to weigh in on your favorite science story of 2017 will be playing your thoughts throughout the hour let me begin that way let's take one thought from grace in san francisco hurt i will pay clamper.
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