All Things Considered for October 4, 2012
Oct 4, 2012 — If you want to vote in the November elections and you aren't registered yet — you'd better hurry. The registration deadline in five states is this weekend. By the following weekend, the deadline will have passed in more than half the states.
Oct 4, 2012 — A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.
Oct 4, 2012 — A 1950s-era home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son is facing demolition. The house in a Phoenix neighborhood has fallen into the hands of a developer that wants to build on the site. But a group of preservationists is trying to stop that from happening. Many architectural experts say it's in this structure that Wright worked out his coiling plan for the Guggenheim in New York City.
Oct 4, 2012 — The birth of accounting rocked the world 500 years ago. And it involves a man who was a magician, a mathematician, and possibly the boyfriend of Leonardo da Vinci.
Oct 4, 2012 — For the first time, scientists have created fertile eggs and healthy offspring using embryonic stem cells. The experiments in mice raise the possibility of artificial egg production and new infertility treatments for humans someday.
Oct 4, 2012 — Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.