Fri August 10, 2012
NPR Story

Attacking Alzheimer's With Antibodies, Hormones



This is SCIENCE FRIDAY, I'm Ira Flatow. Earlier this week, yet another potential cure for Alzheimer's failed. Pfizer called off additional studies of its intravenous drug bapineuzumab, an antibody designed to seek and destroy plaques that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.

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Fri August 10, 2012
The Torch

Year Of The Woman At The London Games? For Americans, It's True

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 6:27 pm

The U.S. women's soccer team won gold Thursday, in a victory that also kept the American women far ahead of the men in the number of medals won at the London Games: 100 to 59.
Martin Bernetti AFP/Getty Images

Every nation that sent a delegation to the London Games sent at least one female athlete — a first for the Olympics. This year's Team USA has more female than male athletes — and the women have won nearly twice as many medals: 100 total medals, by my count, to 59 for the men.

So yes, it looks like this is the Year of the Woman at the Olympics, particularly for the United States.

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Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Wave Of Violence Leaves Dozens Dead Across Mexico

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Police officers and soldiers stand around a white van containing the dead bodies of several man while it is being hauled onto a tow truck in San Luis Potosi on Thursday.
Reuters /Landov

While the exact number of dead seems to be in flux, there is no question that the last few days have been incredibly bloody across Mexico.

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Fri August 10, 2012

Thrill Of Victory, Agony Of Post-Defeat Criticism

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 5:11 pm



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barbershop, where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds.

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Fri August 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Yoga On Commission: More Employers Pay For Good Health Habits

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 6:31 pm

Health risk questionnaires and other wellness programs are becoming a popular way for employers to encourage employee health and, ultimately, reduce health care costs.

If you feel like your employer is more interested in your health lately, you're probably right.

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Fri August 10, 2012
Participation Nation

Running For Others In Richmond, Ky.

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 12:59 pm

Afsi and Lindsey use Skype to make plans for Eastern Further.
Colin Reusch Courtesy of Eastern Further

There is something special about Eastern Kentucky University: We call it "the Power of Maroon."

Eastern Further, a group of Eastern alumnae who recognize the positive impact that EKU has had on our lives, has organized a running team to compete in the Disney Princesses Half Marathon in February 2013.

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Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Bears With Taste For Beer Have Quite A Night In Norway

Don't get between a beer and a bear.
London Express Getty Images

"Drunk Bear Family Downs Over 100 Beers During Bear Rager."

Given our fondness for stories about pick-a-nicking bears, we couldn't resist that Gawker headline.

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Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about history of Facebook during the f/8 conference in San Francisco.
Paul Sakuma AP

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Facebook in which the social media leader agrees to get users' approval before making any privacy changes and agrees to periodic third-party audits for the next 20 years on how it handles user privacy.

We told you about this settlement back in November, but today, Reuters reports, after a period of public comment, the settlement has become official.

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Fri August 10, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Aug. 9, 2012

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 8:01 pm

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In what could be the last podcast before GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's V.P. announcement, NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin once again review the finalists. Plus: A look at the latest Obama and Romney ads, more battleground state polls, primary results in Missouri and elsewhere, and a look ahead to the next Tea Party target: U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin on Aug. 14.

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Fri August 10, 2012

Tell Me More Athletes Come Home With Hardware

Tell Me More spoke with a number of Olympians before they headed to the London Games. Now they're coming home with lots of hardware, in the form of precious metals. Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar talk Olympic updates.