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March 22, 2001


Music on the brain
Researchers explore the biology of music
Babies come into the world with musical preferences. They begin to respond to music while still in the womb. At the age of 4 months, dissonant notes at the end of a melody will cause them to squirm and turn away. If they like a tune, they may coo.

Some don't like it hot
James McCarthy knows what's around the corner
While politicians argue, polar bears slowly starve.

James McCarthy Harvard climate expert James McCarthy on global warming:
"We already see effects that indicate the change in climate has occurred," says McCarthy. "And the projection of some of those effeccts into the future are not a pretty scene..." Full story

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