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July 30, 2021

A look at how viruses—from SARS-CoV-2 to HIV—persist in the body and how this can provide new clues into understanding immunity. Plus, how athletes are attempting to avoid infection—and coping with extreme heat—in Tokyo. And the benefit of fungi that live in our gut microbiome.

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Dean Kamen

He’s invented everything from an insulin pump to the Segway Transporter. He started the FIRST Robotics competitions for students. And now, he has his own television show.

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The Once and Future Car

This week, news emerged of a self-driving car being researched by Google. We’ll look back at other ‘cars of the future’ and what happened—or didn’t happen—to them.

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Bad Days For Bats

The white nose syndrome disease affecting bat populations has put one species of bat at risk of “regional extinction” within the next 20 years.

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Ocean Priorities

Ira talks with Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, and with Philippe Cousteau Jr. about the connections between ocean policy, the environment, and the economy.

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