Morning Edition for August 30, 2012
Aug 30, 2012 — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivered a GOP convention takedown of President Obama Wednesday night. The speech catapulted an already ugly campaign to a whole new level.
Aug 30, 2012 — Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.
Aug 30, 2012 — A study, which started back in 1987, shows that monkeys fed a diet with 30 percent fewer calories than normal did not live unusually long lives. Researchers say the results are a good indication of how caloric restriction might affect the life spans of people.
Aug 30, 2012 — Among the athletes at the ongoing 2012 games in London are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organizers of the games say the vets raise the caliber of the competition. And injured veterans say Paralympic sports provide inspiration and the prospect of a normal, active life.
Aug 30, 2012 — The British band's goal was simple: sound like four guys playing music in a room.
Aug 30, 2012 — Drought across the country has led to spiking corn prices, forcing a growing number of ethanol plants around the country to temporarily close down. As a result, there is a growing call for suspending a federal mandate on biofuel and freeing up corn for feed.