3:27pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Backers Of Cost-Free Coverage For Birth Control Fault Legal Challenges

Andrew Shaw iStockphoto.com

You know all those lawsuits now pending around the country charging that the Obama administration's rule requiring most health insurance plans to offer no-cost contraception is a violation of religious freedom?

Well, a whole bunch of supporters of the rule are chiming in now to say that argument has no legal merit.

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3:12pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Water Those Plants

As the summer roles on, landscape and garden soil becomes drier from constant sun at its most intense.  Many plants go dormant, but that does not mean they are dead.  They are very much alive and will appreciate your occasional offer of liquid refreshment.  Water your plants during the cool part of the day to keep them happy.

3:10pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

#567 - CRIME - Counterspy "Washington Woman" 6/8/42, Suspense "Thou Shalt Not Commit" 4/4/57

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

2:47pm

Fri May 25, 2012

2:31pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Slugging It Out

Slugs.  They creep while you sleep, often wreaking havoc on garden plants along the way.  Fortunately there are ways to fight back.  Maybe a slug mug filled with beer or a solution of ammonia and water that kills slugs on impact while fertilizing your plants at the same time.  Learn how you can slug it out with slugs and snails.

2:09pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Plastic is Forever

Remember that old adage that diamonds are forever?  Well so are styrofoam cups, plastic liners, disposable diapers, even cigarette butts.  Paper and wood products break down in a matter of weeks, returning to the soil from which they came.  Plastics are a different matter.  Here's a sobering commentary on the importance of staying natural.

2:00pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Science

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Under The Microscope

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 5:17 pm

Transcript

JOHN DANKOSKY, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm John Dankosky, in for Ira Flatow. You've probably already encountered them this year, buried deep in your pet's fur, maybe on your own skin - yes, ticks. These bloodsuckers are often no bigger than a poppy seed, but they can wreak havoc with your health and your pet's.

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1:58pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

MIT Builds A Needle-Free Drug Injector

MIT

The needle and syringe are icons of modern medicine.

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1:54pm

Fri May 25, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Garden Gloves

That ugly green sheen on your favorite weekend boat shoes... 'grass' stain from walking behind the mower, right?  Not so.  Grass does not stain.  Weeds do.  Here are handy tips for getting gardening stain off your hands.  And, when weeding, be SURE to wear gardening gloves. You never know when you might find yourself pulling pigweed, poison ivy or other noxious plants.

1:53pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Science

Breaking Out Of A Web Of Fear

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 5:16 pm

Transcript

JOHN DANKOSKY, HOST:

So if tiny ticks carrying Lyme disease weren't scary enough for you, how about something even creepier and crawlier? What happens when you see a spider in the sink? Do you panic? Do you shriek? Do you call in someone else to squash it?

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