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12:51 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Know The Enemy: Scientists Use Genetics To Get Ahead Of Malaria

A micrograph shows red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
John C. Tan AP

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 1:20 pm

Like the proverbial mosquito that buzzes in your ear but won't die, a lasting solution to malaria has been maddeningly elusive to health experts.

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12:41 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Desktop Diaries: Sylvia Earle

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 12:44 pm

A moray eel, a flock of geese and a shrunken head are just a few of the things found in and around Her Deepness' office. Earle, an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic, has desks all over the country. A few months ago we stopped by her Oakland home-base for the next installment in our Desktop Diaries series.

The Two-Way
12:38 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

An L.A. Pre-School Graduation Turns Into A Brawl

A screen shot of a Youtube video.

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 2:09 pm

As the father of an almost 3-year-old, I know the preschool years can get pretty rowdy.

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12:37 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Neanderthals: The Oldest Cave Painters?

Reporting in Science, researchers write that a red disk painted in Spain's El Castillo cave is at least 40,800 years old--making it the oldest known European cave art. Archaeologist Alistair Pike discusses how his team dated the disk, and whether Neanderthals could have painted it.

World Health
12:32 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Virus Hunter Recalls Discovery Of Ebola And HIV



This is SCIENCE FRIDAY; I'm Ira Flatow. Imagine a cargo plane dropping you off in a remote corner of the African jungle. The area you've just entered is under quarantine for a mysterious plague. Nobody knows how many people it has killed, but all who have fallen sick die within eight days, first high fever, headache, hallucinations, then usually bleeding to death.

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