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Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Americans tend to have more children in a strong economy. Research suggests that conceptions might be a leading economic indicator — meaning declines in conceptions can predict the next downturn.

Tough Talk As Oklahoma's Wind Industry Becomes A Political Target

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:01am

Though the wind industry was once a political darling in the state, some say Oklahoma can no longer afford the tax breaks that helped it thrive.

(Image credit: Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma)

New Report Predicts Rising Tides, More Flooding

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:12pm

The report, obtained by NPR, shows that so-called "sunny-day flooding" may be a regular occurrence in some areas.

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Grass Is Back In The Chesapeake, And Crabs Will Follow

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:01pm

In the Chesapeake Bay, underwater seagrass beds are growing, sheltering crabs and fish. The long-awaited recovery depends on efforts by farmers to prevent nutrients from polluting the giant estuary.

(Image credit: Peter Essick/Getty Images/Aurora Creative)

Why Won't The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:33am

New evidence suggests Neanderthals made cave art — and they may also have created religious rituals. It's time to let go of Neanderthal-human "border policing," says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Pre-Diabetes With A Digital Program

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

People with pre-diabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:00am

Tech evangelists say consumer electronics that sense, stream and interpret vital signs will lead to better health and lower costs. But skeptics say reliability and privacy issues still loom.

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