Health & Science http://wuwm.com en Responders Ready If Rail Mishap Occurs http://wuwm.com/post/responders-ready-if-rail-mishap-occurs <p></p><p>Recent rail mishaps, including tragic derailments in Canada and Texas have put the focus on rail safety here and in other urban centers. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:23:13 +0000 Bob Bach 29214 at http://wuwm.com Responders Ready If Rail Mishap Occurs Why Do Some Clouds Drop Rain, While Others Don't? http://wuwm.com/post/why-do-some-clouds-drop-rain-while-others-dont Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Recent storms in California haven't been enough to save the state from a serious drought. And now, the rainy season is winding down. Scientists are trying to understand why some storms unload lots of rain and snow in California and others don't. As Lauren Sommer reports from member station KQED in San Francisco, there could be a link to dust storms thousands of miles away.<p>LAUREN SOMMER, BYLINE: The sky over the Pacific Ocean is looking pretty ominous - big dark gray clouds in the distance.<p>I think it feels like rain.<p>KIM PRATHER: It's coming in. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:48:00 +0000 Lauren Sommer 28828 at http://wuwm.com Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy http://wuwm.com/post/why-my-wife-didnt-choose-double-mastectomy Yet another entertainment figure has gone public with her decision to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. Samantha Harris is the latest in a series of entertainers who've decided on that surgery as treatment for the disease.<p>Harris, a 40-year-old mother of two and <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/dwts-host-samantha-harris-double-mastectomy/story?id=23253831">former co-host</a> of <em>Dancing with the Stars,</em> said she chose this procedure after consulting with three specialists. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 editor 28825 at http://wuwm.com Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe http://wuwm.com/post/across-atlantic-glimpse-alternate-internet-universe Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Already for many Americans, there are few options when it comes to high-speed broadband. And the reason, says Zoe Chace with our Planet Money team, goes back to a moment when the U.S. decided to go one way and the rest of the world went another.<p>ZOE CHACE, BYLINE: That moment, March 14th, 2002, a bunch of people from the Federal Communications Commission pondering an existential question. There's this brand-new cable coming into your home with the Internet on it. What is this thing?<p>Did you really sit around and say, like, what is this? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Zoe Chace 28812 at http://wuwm.com What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet http://wuwm.com/post/what-do-now-heartbleed-bug-exposed-internet With a name like Heartbleed, it's no surprise it's bad. A vulnerability in OpenSSL — the Internet's most commonly used cryptographic library — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained">has been bleeding out information</a>, 64 kilobytes at a time, since March 2012.<p>"I would classify it as possibly the top bug that has hit the Internet that I've encountered, because of it being so widespread, because it's so hard to detect," says Andy Grant, a security analyst at iSEC Partners.<p>Are you affected? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 28817 at http://wuwm.com What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet