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Environment

Our stories cover science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the natural world and the environment

Environment

Bosnia war victim identified

Reporter Matt Sepic reports that a DNA sample from a Bosnian refugee in Missouri helped authorities identify the body of the man's father; he was killed during the war in Bosnia and was buried in a mass grave.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Lifestyle & Belief

Qom report

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on Islamic scholars in the Iranian city of Qom who are taking full advantage of the latest technology to pursue their studies.

Environment

Geo answer: Carn Menyn

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name a spot in Wales where the massive "bluestones" that were used to build Stonehenge are believed to have originated. The answer is Carn Menyn, a grouping of craggy rocks in the Preseli Hills of Wales. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Timothy Darvill, an archaeologist who began a new excavation at the Stonehenge site.

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Unpopular opinion

Fair Game's Matt Pack offers an unpopular opinion on former German zoo sensation "Knut" the polar bear.

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Asteroid from the past

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains how British scientists think they've figured out what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and it involves an ancient clay tablet and an asteroid.

Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know which sea is connected to Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. The answer is the Irish Sea. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Wright, managing director of Marine Current Turbines that's trying to generate electricity from the tidal currents that flow through the narrows between the Strangford Lough and the sea.

Environment

Neil Shubin

Faith talks to University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin about his new book Inner Fish, which details the many biological traits that humans and fish have in common.

Arts, Culture & Media

Windows to the Soul

Scientist are looking for ways to better understand an autistic person's perception of the world. In a recent study, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine tracked autistic viewers' gazes as they watched the 1966 film ?Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.? David Gruber visited their lab and tried on the apparatus. Produced with Eric Molinsky.

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From megawatts to negawatts

Instead of consuming megawatts, the founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute says we need to be producing negawatts. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Amory Lovins about his energy efficient lifestyle.

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