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'This Is Your Brain On Sports' Gets Inside Minds Of Players, Coaches And Fans

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

The new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, gets inside the minds of the players on the field, the fans in the stands, and the coaches on the sidelines. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers and Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about what sports tell us about how we think.

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 2:07pm

The Noor I solar thermal power plant is the first phase of a project that's projected to provide more than a million Moroccans with electricity — even once the sun has gone down.

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:56am

Bee Wilson's new book, First Bite, examines how genetics, culture, memory and early feeding patterns influence the palate. She says babies are most open to new flavors between ages 4 and 7 months.

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:00am

The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.

Research Explores Consequences Of Revealing Embarrassing Details

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:11am

Revealing embarrassing information is often better than withholding it. Research finds that people distrust withholders of details more than they dislike revealers of unsavory information.

Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:45pm

So-called senescent cells no longer divide, but they secrete a mixture of chemicals that can trigger inflammation, which is involved in many age-related disorders. What if the cells were removed?

What We Know So Far About Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:07am

The CDC reported the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the U.S. related to the current outbreak. It's happened before. Here's what we know about how the virus could move between people.

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