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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:41pm

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower income world.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:51pm

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Study Finds Human Stem Cells May Help To Treat Patients

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:41pm

For the first time, scientists are reporting that human embryonic stem cells may be helping treat patients — in one instance, the cells seem to been enabling some blind people to see better.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:33pm

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:32pm

Most of the noise created by natural gas development is temporary. After drilling and fracking, the workers and equipment are gone. But compressor stations can stay noisy for years — even decades.

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Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:05pm

Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:20am

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Starting Wednesday, six "astronauts" will live in a geodesic dome on a remote volcanic outcrop in an eight-month simulation of a Mars mission. Robert Siegel talks to commander Martha Lenio.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:20am

Jennifer Doudna used to worry her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:03pm

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:35am

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:22am

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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Extra-Permanent Ink: Preserving Your Tattoos After Death

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 4:14pm

Got a killer tat? There's no reason for it to die with you. Thanks to a Dutch tattoo artist, if you sign the right forms and pay the right price, a lab can preserve your body art after you die.

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Extra-Permanent Ink: Preserving Your Tattoos After Death

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 4:14pm

Got a killer tat? There's no reason for it to die with you. Thanks to a Dutch tattoo artist, if you sign the right forms and pay the right price, a lab can preserve your body art after you die.

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The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 3:58pm

The appeal for seven Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter after downplaying the possibility of an imminent earthquake has began. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter David Wolman about the trial.

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Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.

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Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

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Lawmakers Grill Dallas Health Officials On Ebola Response

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

The WHO says the Ebola virus has claimed more than 4,000 lives. In Dallas on Friday, members of Congress pressed public health officials on their handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:03am

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.

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