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Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

During the campaign, the president-elect said climate change is not real, and he rejected last year's international agreement to cut greenhouse gases.

Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:03pm

Two monkeys with spinal cord injuries were able to move after a wireless implant restored the connection between brain and legs. But any help for people will be years away, researchers say.

Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Leaders from 195 nations are meeting in Morocco to come up with specific plans for carrying out a worldwide plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

How The Brain Powers Placebos, False Memories And Healing

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:55pm

Erik Vance didn't see a doctor until he was 18 years old; he grew up in a Christian Science family. As a science journalist, he explores how the mind affects the body's response to pain and disease.

Pairing Wine And Cheese? Science Says White May Be A Better Choice Than Red

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:36pm

A new technique that examines the evolution of taste suggests that the strong flavor of red wine may dominate the taste of some cheeses, while white varieties may be more versatile and refreshing.

Should I Trust Wikipedia With My Health?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:18am

Some doctors lambaste Wikipedia for errors in its medical pages. But there are many physicians, science teachers and researchers working overtime to make the crowdsourced health content better.

Still Have Leftover Halloween Candy? Use It For Science!

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:00am

No need to risk sugar shock, folks. We've got a whole bunch of experiments you can do with leftover candy that are possibly more fun than eating it.

Climate Change: The Forgotten Issue Of This Year's Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:00pm

Most scientists agree, climate change is perhaps the most serious issue facing our planet today. And yet, it's uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. Hidden Brain explores why.

Astrophysicist Takes Deep Dive Into The Science Of 'Doctor Strange'

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to astrophysicist Adam Frank about his role as physics and philosophy adviser on Marvel's newest movie, Doctor Strange, which opened last Friday.

Giant Snowballs Wash Up On Siberian Beach

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:00pm

The masses of balls that appeared along 11-miles of coast in western Siberia were snowy and icy. Some of them were small, and some were quite large.

Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma Oil Storage Hub

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:04pm

The magnitude 5.0 quake damaged buildings in Cushing, Okla., the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America. No damage to oil storage facilities or nearby pipelines was reported.

Testing Begins On An Experimental Zika Vaccine With Inactivated Virus

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:15am

Scientists are racing to create a vaccine against the Zika virus. The latest effort being tested uses inactivated virus, a technique that has been used successfully to fight other diseases.

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:01am

The high cost of child care is a strain for many families in the U.S., yet child care workers average less than $10 an hour. This strain on workers hurts babies and toddlers, too, researchers say.

Opposing Voices From North Dakota Pipeline Meet To Curb Clashes

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

In North Dakota the Army Corps of Engineers met with Native American leader hoping to avoid more confrontations between police and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

Manure Happens, Especially When Hog Farms Flood

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:56pm

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina last month, it flooded dozens of manure lagoons at hog farms. Environmentalists say it shows that these farms are too risky for the state.

First Cases Of New, Infectious Fungus Reported In U.S.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:34am

The fungus Candida auris has infected hospitalized patients with weakened immune systems or other serious conditions. Four of the seven patients died, but it's unclear if the fungus was the cause.

Are We Wrong To Think We're Right?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Our biases lead us to amend the facts. Writer Julia Galef explains how we can have better judgement by developing more empathy and testing our own beliefs.

Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Complain About Side Effects

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:37pm

Science has failed yet again to come with with hormonal birth control for men. The most recent study was stopped because the men weren't willing to put up with side effects like mood swings and acne.

Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 1:55pm

State lawmakers cut $350 million in Medicaid funding to early childhood intervention therapists last year to help pay for tax cuts. Now rural toddlers are finding it hard to get vital treatment.

Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food. But There's A Catch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:34pm

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.

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