WUWM http://blog.wuwm.com en Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry http://blog.wuwm.com/post/russian-space-experiment-gecko-sex-goes-awry Space is a dangerous place. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 39627 at http://blog.wuwm.com Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak http://blog.wuwm.com/post/troubling-implications-celebrity-photo-leak To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained, as well as how you can protect your own material saved to the cloud. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Troubling+Implications+Of+The+Celebrity+Photo+Leak&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:55:00 +0000 editor 39626 at http://blog.wuwm.com MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program http://blog.wuwm.com/post/mraps-and-bayonets-what-we-know-about-pentagons-1033-program Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.<p>So, we decided to take a look at what the president might find.<p>NPR obtained data from the Pentagon on every military item sent to local, state and federal agencies through the Pentagon's Law Enforcement Support Office — known as the 1033 program — from 2006 through April 23, 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:10:00 +0000 editor 39624 at http://blog.wuwm.com MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates http://blog.wuwm.com/post/double-mastectomies-dont-increase-cancer-survival-rates More women are choosing to have bilateral mastectomies when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, even though there's little evidence that removing both breasts improves their survival compared with more conservative treatments.<p>The biggest study yet on the question has found no survival benefit with bilateral mastectomy compared with breast-conserving surgery with radiation.<p>The <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1900512">study</a>, published Tuesday in <em>JAMA,</em> the journal of the American Medical Association, looked at the records of all women Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:02:00 +0000 editor 39625 at http://blog.wuwm.com Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia http://blog.wuwm.com/post/suspected-ebola-patient-run-liberia <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JZEaeOmfE</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 39623 at http://blog.wuwm.com A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) http://blog.wuwm.com/post/tom-hanks-ipad-app-typewriters-make-triumphant-return-ding Tom Hanks' love affair with typewriters began in the 1970s, with his first proper typewriter — a Hermes 2000. Typewriters are "beautiful works of art," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:12:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39622 at http://blog.wuwm.com In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/should-local-police-get-militarys-extra-armored-trucks Mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop carriers, known as MRAPs, were built to withstand bomb blasts. They can weigh nearly 20 tons, and many U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are alive today because of them. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:12:00 +0000 David Welna 39621 at http://blog.wuwm.com Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? Sounds From The First Day Of School http://blog.wuwm.com/post/sounds-first-day-school The day after Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer break and the start of the school year. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 39619 at http://blog.wuwm.com Sounds From The First Day Of School North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/north-korea-grants-interviews-american-detainees-what-end Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities. To learn more about why, and what North Korea hopes to gain from the publicity, Melissa Block talks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha, the former director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:10:00 +0000 editor 39616 at http://blog.wuwm.com John Oliver And Cookie Monster, On The News Beat http://blog.wuwm.com/post/john-oliver-and-cookie-monster-news-beat <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLi2xB82ZyI</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 39620 at http://blog.wuwm.com John Oliver And Cookie Monster, On The News Beat