Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Show Notes 01-03-16

Sunday show 12-03-15

Big oil to cut investment again in 2016
With crude prices at 11-year lows, the world's biggest oil and gas producers are facing their longest period of investment cuts in decades, but are expected to borrow more to preserve the dividends demanded by investors.
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Caffeine Junkies rejoice: coffee just got cheaper!
If year, researchers predicted that temperature fluctuations will cause drought, pests and other climate-sensitive factors that will affect crop yields, and eventually even cause some tropical highlands to lose their capacity for producing the higher-quality Arabica coffee.
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Will this year's Academy Awards see a repeat of #OscarsSoWhite backlash?
As Motion Picture Academy members cast their ballots for Oscar nominations this week, the biggest issue for many voters isn't about who might be nominated but about the diversity of this year's acting class.
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Congregants catch Pastor stealing from collection basket
A crooked cleric was caught stealing from the collection basket of his tiny Upper East Side church — by suspicious congregants who secretly set up a video camera, cops said Thursday.
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US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit
The X-37B space plane looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter. The military space plane is 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 9.5 feet (2.9 m) tall, and has a wingspan of nearly 15 feet (4.6 m).
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Lunar Leap: Europe Is Reaching for a Moon Base by the 2030s
The moon, supporters say, can serve as a springboard to push the human exploration of the solar system, with Mars as the horizon goal. So Europe is ratcheting up what it sees as the strategic significance of the moon by pushing forward on lunar-exploration missions that would involve both humans and robots.
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End of meat? Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses
Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste like the real thing — and can finally appeal to the masses.
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Want to Lose Weight? Fewer Americans Say Yes
More Americans are happy with their weight, a new poll suggests. In a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of Americans said they would like to lose weight — the first time in at least 25 years that less than half of Americans reported wanting to lose weight, according to the poll. The number is down from a high of 62 percent who said in 2004 that they wanted to lose weight.
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Do Pot Smokers Drink More or Less? Results Are Mixed
Do people who use legal marijuana drink less or more alcohol? The answer, it turns out, is complicated, a new study finds.
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