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The Five: Fuelish Beliefs To Vice And Virtue

(Mitch Butler)
Fuelish Beliefs - A new study is shattering assumptions about fuel efficiency and the environmental impact of different kinds of transportation. Turns out taking a commuter train across Boston is
linked to more greenhouse emissions than traveling the same distance in
a jumbo jet.
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The Fast Draw uncovered something similar in "Hybrid Cars." Check it out at:
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(Mitch Butler)
Pro-Government - There are islands of relative prosperity in the nation's sea of recessionary woes. A common trait among these counties according to a new analysis: At least 15 percent of the work force is employed by the government. Federal aid in a very effective form - but does it offer long-term solutions or new problems?
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(Mitch Butler)
Curveballs - A psychologist has unlocked the secret to why curve balls are so hard for batters to hit. There's a tricky transition from central to peripheral vision that makes it look like curve balls change direction. No word on what happens with the split-finger fastball.
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Vice And Virtue - A Harvard study found major health insurance companies own more than $4 billion in tobacco company stock. Why would companies that exist to better the health of citizens (and make money) invest in one of the most dangerous legal products?
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(Mitch Butler)
In A Sound Studio Far, Far Away - Some of the secrets behind the sounds of Star Wars. Ben Burtt's creative genius transformed an elephant into tie fighters, hammers into lasers.
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