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Brain Game Claims Fail A Big Scientific Test

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:02pm

When a team of researchers evaluated the scientific literature on brain games, they found little evidence that the products improve memory or thinking in real-world tasks.

India Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 2:54pm

Sixty-two countries have now joined the plan. Together, they account for about 52 percent of global emissions, which is a little short of the 55 percent threshold to make the agreement binding.

After Record Heat, California Fires Burn Into The Fall

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:20am

A wildfire near San Jose, Calif. has destroyed a dozen homes, and threatens more than 150 structures. Meanwhile, the massive Soberanes fire is still burning two months after it began.

'Power Poses' Co-Author: 'I Do Not Believe The Effects Are Real'

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 7:26am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to behavioral scientist Uri Simonsohn about how one of the scientists behind 2010 research on 'power poses' is distancing herself from that work.

Hurricane Matthew Strengthens Into Category 5 In Caribbean

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 1:58am

With wind speeds of 160 mph, the storm is expected to make landfall on Jamaica on Monday, and remains a threat to Haiti and Cuba. Forecasters say it's the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007.

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:52pm

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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