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Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:00am

These sharks have a hidden life that's becoming a lot less hidden, thanks to a scientific expedition that was years in the making.

(Image credit: Courtesy Stanford University — Block Lab Hopkins Marine Station)

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 4:11pm

The first named storm of the season is expected to bring heavy rains and flash flooding. Gov. Rick Scott has sounded alarm bells.

(Image credit: National Hurricane Center/NOAA)

Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:46pm

Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.

(Image credit: David Silverman/Getty Images)

Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:28am

What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.

(Image credit: Travis Harris/TED)

Don't Panic! What We Can Learn From Chaos

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:04pm

Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it.

(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

As The Planet Warms, We'll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:04pm

Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.

(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage)

Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:30pm

The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.

(Image credit: SPL/Science Source)

NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:13am

After a devastating 2017 hurricane season, the Atlantic isn't likely to get a break this year, NOAA says. The agency predicts 10 to 16 named storms this season, including up to four major hurricanes.

(Image credit: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)

From Kilauea To The Ring Of Fire: What You Need To Know About Volcanoes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:06am

The threat from the volcano goes beyond lava.

(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:05am

There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

Echoes Of Cuba? U.S. Employee In China Hit With 'Sensations Of Sound And Pressure'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:44am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "the medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent" with symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, where there were reports of sonic attacks.

(Image credit: U.S. Department of State)

Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:27am

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

(Image credit: PeopleImages/Getty Images)

California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:00am

Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals from insurance networks if they don't reduce their numbers of C-sections, back scans and opioid prescriptions.

(Image credit: Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images)

Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:46am

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.

(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico )

Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:00am

The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?

(Image credit: GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images)

Rewinding & Rewriting: The Alternate Universes in Our Heads

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:00pm

All of us think back to turning points in our lives, and imagine how things could have unfolded differently. Why do we so often ask ourselves, "What if?"

(Image credit: Courtesy of Laura Ogden)

NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:45pm

The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL)

Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:38pm

While the Pentagon opposes the measure, the military has conducted operations in space for 50 years.

(Image credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:18am

Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.

(Image credit: USGS/AP)

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