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Science News Round-Up

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Science News Round-Up

Science News Round-Up

Science News Round-Up

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Michael Turner
* Staff Scientist
* Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois
* Chair and Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
* Chicago, Illinois

Ajit Varki
* Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
* Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center
* University of California San Diego School of Medicine
* San Diego, California

Daniel Ford
* Author, Three Mile Island (1982, Viking Penguin)
* Author, The Cult of the Atom: The Secret Papers of the Atomic Energy Commission (1982, Simon and Schuster)
* Former Executive Director (1971-1979), Union of Concerned Scientists
* Paris, France

Last week, astronomers studying the x-ray emissions of two distant stars announced that they have discovered evidence for a new form of matter in strange quark stars. Another team said it has new insight into the genetic differences between humans and our closest cousins, the chimps. In this hour, the talk turns to the latest science news, from quark stars to what makes us human. Plus, a look at nuclear reactor safety.