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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 21, 2013

Space Station Repairs Ahead Of Schedule

By Jim Meadows, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Two astronauts --- one of them a University of Illinois graduate --- ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station a bit early on Saturday, because they managed to finish their work sooner than expected.

Categories: Science, Technology


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2013

U.S. May Be Producing 50 Percent More Methane Than EPA Thinks

By Christopher Joyce

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(Duration: 3:29)

The EPA tries to keep track of all sorts of methane producers — including herds of methane-belching cattle.

Methane is the source of the gas we burn in stoves. You can also use it to make plastics, anti-freeze or fertilizer. It comes out of underground deposits, but it also seeps up from swamps, landfills, even the stomachs of cows.

Categories: Environment, Health, Science






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2013

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raising Ethics Issues

By Rob Stein

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(Duration: 5:40)

This micrograph shows a single mitochondrion (yellow), one of many little energy factories inside a cell.

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.

Categories: Health, Science

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