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Car Rationing Experiment Backfires In Polluted New Delhi

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

New Delhi has the most polluted air of any city in the world. NPR explores whether rationing cars in the Indian city could solve the problem.

Meet The Tiny Critters Thriving In Your Carpet, Kitchen And Bed

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:56am

Dust mites, gall wasps and book lice don't bite, but they might make you wheeze. Scientists found about 100 types of arthropods wiggling or munching skin flakes in typical homes. Take a look.

Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Product Purchases?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Novices play better golf when they have expensive brand name equipment, research shows. Brand name products alleviate some performance anxiety but brands have no effect on better players.

NASA Spots 1,284 New Planets, Including 9 That Are 'Potentially Habitable'

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:33pm

Of the more than 1,200 planets in the latest trove turned up by NASA's Kepler space telescope, about half seem to be rocky, like Earth.

Army Corps Of Engineers Blocks Pacific Northwest Coal Terminal

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:25pm

In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.

Peggy Girshman Gets The Last Word On Health Journalism

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:07pm

Veteran NPR editor Peggy Girshman, who died in March, wrote her own eulogy, which included personal health advice and tips for better journalism. The eulogy was read at a memorial service Saturday.

Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:41am

Our appetite for the Pacific bluefin — prized for its tender, flavorful flesh — has reduced stocks to just 2.6 percent of original levels. The incentive to save bluefin is ecological — and financial.

NIH Announces Leadership Shake-Up At Renowned Research Hospital

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:18am

Following a string of safety lapses, the National Institutes of Health is making changes at its Clinical Center, the world's largest research hospital.

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