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Americans Love Science but Need Help to Better Understand It


According to a new survey, Americans, like others in many parts of the world, have a true respect for science and scientists. But, unfortunately, Americans, again like others around the globe, can use some tutoring to better learn and understand science.  On today's One on One Segment we talk with the lead author of the section of a new report that examined the public perceptions of science and technology. Also... Today we’ll hear that a bacterium responsible for causing pimples has now been discovered in some grapevines. And, the scientists who made the discovery have named their finding after the late music legend Frank Zappa. Several Ethiopians now living abroad have accused their own government of hacking into their computers and monitoring their private communications. One of the people involved is suing the Ethiopian government over it. There are new concerns about public health in the Indian capital of New Delhi after levels of air pollution there have reached record levels this winter. A new leak of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Japan's tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, but officials there have assured the public that the problem poses no harm the ocean. A new study finds honeybees from colonies that are managed by beekeepers may be infecting their wild bumblebee cousins with disease.

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