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As Marrakech Climate Talks End, Worries Remain About U.S. Pullout

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:23pm

Negotiators had hoped the meeting would be the first step in implementing last year's Paris agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the U.S. election has cast their plans into doubt.

New Weather Satellite Provides Forecasts For The Final Frontier

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:38am

The GOES-R satellite is scheduled to enter orbit Saturday. It'll sit 22,000 miles above the Americas, monitoring weather on the planet — and in space.

What Defines The Perfect Meal?

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:45pm

Professor Charles Spence studies what makes for a great eating experience. He says it's far more dependent on 'the everything else' that surrounds the meal, rather than the food itself.

Chemists Recreate Deadly Frog Poison In The Lab

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:02pm

The toxin comes from tiny frogs in Colombia — the ones that pack a punch on the tip of poisonous darts. In the past, research on poisons like this has led to some pretty amazing drug discoveries.

Greenland's Getting Warmer, But Farmers There Are Struggling More Than Ever

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:08pm

Warming and longer summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture on the island. But the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms on the island.

USGS Announces Its Largest Oil And Gas Discovery Ever In The States

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:40pm

The agency says the so-called Wolfcamp shale in Texas contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that are recoverable by hydraulic fracturing and other means.

Fossil Fuel Opponents Face New Challenges Under Donald Trump

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Under President Obama, fossil fuel opponents successfully blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Now the keep-it-in-the-ground movement faces new challenges with the election of Donald Trump.

To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:04am

Nick Fugate has a cognitive disability, but held a job and was independent for years. Then he lost his dishwashing job and learned there are long delays getting help he needs from Medicaid in Kansas.

Feelings Toward A Partner Affect Brand Buying Decisions, Study Says

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Here's news that could be of interest to marketers: Research shows people frustrated in a relationship sometimes deal with their feelings by buying and consuming brands their partners hate.

In Southwest China, A 'Very Large Eyeball' Peers Into Deep Space

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:36am

The new telescope will help discover new galaxies and will observe the hydrogen clouds from which stars and planets are born. But not everyone's happy. 9,000 locals were displaced to make room for it.

How 'Broken Windows' Helped Shape Tensions Between Police And Communities

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:32pm

As the mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani was a proponent of a controversial policing philosophy that calls for police to go after small crimes in hopes of preventing bigger problems.

Biomedical Researchers Ponder Future After Trump Election

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 2:22pm

The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. How will a new administration affect academic research? What about pharmaceutical research?

A Twist On 'Involuntary Commitment': Some Heroin Users Request It

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:16pm

Some Massachusetts opioid users are so desperate to quit the drug habit they are asking judges to lock them up and require treatment. But critics question whether courts should play this role.

Female Panther Crosses Florida River, Humans Applaud

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:40am

The endangered Florida panther has only bred south of the Caloosahatchee River since 1973. Now, a female has turned up on the north side, and it could be a good thing for the future of the species.

WATCH: Mantis Shrimp's Incredible Eyesight Yields Clues For Detecting Cancer

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 8:01am

Cancer cells, it turns out, reflect light in a particular, polarized way that mantis shrimp can see. A tiny camera based on the shrimp's eye might help doctors better visualize tumors during surgery.

Skygazers Await The First Supermoon Since 1948

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sarah Noble, lunar scientist at NASA, about the supermoon, which is when the moon is at the closest point to Earth along its orbit.

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:26am

Ad campaigns of the first and second World Wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. Despite a rocky history of breakups, the chemistry between these two flavors cannot be denied.

'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 5:01pm

Each lab-grown cluster of human cells fits on a pin's head, but contains some of the cell types and circuitry of a real brain. The structures already are offering insights into how Zika attacks.

DNA Is Not Destiny When It Comes To Heart Risk

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 3:01pm

People with unlucky genes but good health habits were half as likely to develop heart disease as those who had an unhealthful lifestyle and genes that increased their heart risk, a study found.

Closest Supermoon Since 1948 Arrives Monday: Tips On Seeing And Photographing It

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 2:32pm

It's the nearest supermoon in almost 70 years — and we won't see another like it until 2034. You have three chances to see the moon at its biggest, on Sunday and Monday.




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