Russian military planes flying near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the Foreign Office has said.
Former RAF pilot Andrew Brookes told Today: "The Russians have cranked up an air force that they've neglected for many years and are basically strutting their stuff around the globe".
01/30/2015 at 11:45 AM
Some leading doctors' organisations say that plans to reduce the number of years of medical training would compromise patient care and safety.
Tom Dolphin, from the BMA Junior Doctors' Committee, told Today the plan would lead to "lower standard of expertise".
Featuring Friday boss Andrew Swaffield, of Monarch Group.
Local district attorneys get re-elected for putting people in jail. Now some prosecutors are part of a movement to get some inmates out. It?s not just new evidence or witnesses changing their stories?it?s also the pressure on innocent people to plead guilty.
01/30/2015 at 11:15 AM
BSP 115 is an interview with Evan Thompson about his new book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.
Complete show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.
01/30/2015 at 11:00 AM
It's the 5th anniversary of The Nerdist! Chris, Jonah and Matt do a live podcast at NerdMelt Showroom to celebrate. Chris' mom, Kyle and Katie join in for a bit too!
01/30/2015 at 10:45 AM
Over the last century we pushed death from our collective mind by outsourcing our dead to mortuary professionals. But with the rise of death cafes, death doulas, and the beginnings of a green funeral movement, our thinking about death may be changing.
01/30/2015 at 10:30 AM
Guests: Marc Levy, Russell Wheeler, and Colby Itkowitz In this week's edition of Ballot Talks: we take a look at Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's cabinet appointments, as well as numerous federal nominees that are pending confirmation. First, we'll […]
Guests: John C. Reilly, Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark Acclaimed actor JOHN C. REILLY's film career has often highlighted his musical abilities, such as his role as Amos Hart in the Oscar-winning musical "Chicago," or his off-kilter Johnny Cash-spoofing […]
Viruses living in the gut may have a role in inflammatory bowel disease; Materials called perovskites could make cheaper and more efficient solar cells; Winners and losers in marine organisms as oceans become more acidic; Why the Geological Society of London is celebrating mud in 2015.
01/30/2015 at 10:00 AM
Is there anything weirder than America’s native marsupial? Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will discuss whether danger or benefit lurks behind the beady eyes of opossums! Plus: Mike speaks with Howard Garrett, AKA The Dirt Doctor, about fighting fire ants with a plant you would never suspect.
If you're an American who had a childhood, you probably have some nostalgia for Hot Wheels. Get your engines revved for this trip down memory lane as we discuss these fun and iconic toys.
01/30/2015 at 09:30 AM
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Find out what's been threatening the mid-Pacific…and what’s being done to protect it. Then learn about an unusual — and often comfortable — alternative to hotels and B&Bs: convents and monasteries, many of which welcome travelers in some of the world’s prime locales. And listen in while the man behind The Long Winters tells tales from his band’s tours around Europe, and reveals where they’ve found the biggest fans for American rock and roll.
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01/30/2015 at 09:16 AM
Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric society,” and how she works to make sure other women ...
01/30/2015 at 09:15 AM
The Veterans? Administration has finally agreed that homeless military veterans will be housed on 400 acres in West LA?land dedicated to them more than 100 years ago. An exit strategy for commercial properties that have been leasing the land will be negotiated.
01/30/2015 at 09:00 AM
Forensic scientists in Madrid might be close to solving one of Spain's oldest literary mysteries: the location of "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes' grave.(Científicos forenses en Madrid podrían estar muy cerca de resolver uno de los misterios más antiguos de la literatura en España: la localización de la tumba de Miguel de Cervantes, el autor de "El Quijote".
01/30/2015 at 08:15 AM
With gas prices plummeting and support growing for a reduction on fossil fuels, what does the future hold for the oil industry? Must they adapt or perish?
Lou Allstadt, Member, Citizens Climate Lobby; Former Executive Vice President, Mobil Oil
Angus Gillespie, Vice President for CO2, Shell Oil Company
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 11, 2014.
01/30/2015 at 08:03 AM
Human beings have a fine-tuned sense of fear. But how do we distinguish between fear and danger? How do we decide which fears are rational and irrational? In this hour, TED speakers explore what it means to be afraid, and how we calm ourselves down — or don’t — when we’re terrified. Astronaut and retired colonel Chris Hadfield discusses how to prepare your mind for the unexpected, and the worst. Through the story of the whaleship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker describes how our most vivid fears are often not the most realist...
01/30/2015 at 06:30 AM