All Things Considered for July 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013 — Most people get diagnosed with lung cancer when it's too late to effectively treat it. A federal panel is trying to improve the odds by saying that longtime smokers and former smokers should get annual CT scans to check for lung cancer.
Jul 29, 2013 — Journalist Alison Stewart chronicles the history of Dunbar High School in her new book, First Class. She says the Washington, D.C., school — which has graduated Army generals, Cabinet members and musicians — can serve as a model for urban schools today.
Jul 29, 2013 — Each summer, thousands of security researchers, hacktivists, black hats, white hats and feds descend on Las Vegas for Black Hat and Def Con. A look at the stories and trends we're keeping an eye on.
Jul 29, 2013 — A sculpture memorializing the East Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is causing a stir in Glendale, Calif. An identical statue in Seoul has become a focal point of tension among former "comfort women" and some Japanese who say the women's stories are untrue.
Jul 29, 2013 — People are building everything from satellites to desk lamps with the help of the Arduino microchip.
Jul 29, 2013 — Many forests in the American West have evolved with fire, and actually benefit from the occasional wildfire. But researchers are finding that trees that once would survive and thrive with small fires are now losing their ability to do so.
Jul 29, 2013 — In some parts of Baltimore, whole blocks of buildings sit abandoned and boarded up. But few of the owners of these blighted buildings are held accountable. Now, activists are using a public art project that names names and a blog that does too to try to make a difference.
Jul 29, 2013 — Over the past six weeks, Egypt's military has cracked down on the smuggling tunnels that bring many goods into Gaza. One official estimates that Gaza's GDP has lost $230 million and thousands of jobs over the past six weeks. Israel tightly controls construction materials going into Gaza.