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How Much Should The Public Be Told About Research Into Risky Viruses?  NPR · 1 day
The U.S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to know about funding decisions for studies and experiments that involve tinkering... more
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?  NPR · 1 day
The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky... more
More Data On The Midlife Crisis  NPR · 2 days
An economist uses a broad range of data from 132 countries to understand why middle age is such a drag. more
NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting  NPR · 2 days
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA's new project to more accurately predict snowstorms. more
Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic  NPR · 3 days
Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most... more
'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight  NPR · 6 days
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots. more
'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Bird-Like Flight  NPR · 6 days
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots. more
Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth  NPR · 7 days
Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could... more
Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns  NPR · 1 week
Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then... more
Retired Pope Benedict's Book Addresses Priestly Celibacy  NPR · 1 week
Pope Benedict promised to remain out of sight when he retired in 2013. Instead he has ignited a firestorm over the importance of priestly celibacy, an issue Pope Francis is currently weighing. more
Tell Me A Story: What Narratives Reveal About The Mind  NPR · 2 weeks
We live in a world of stories. They're in movies, books, and plays. They're even in the things that we buy. more
Polly Share A Cracker? Parrots Can Practice Acts Of Kindness, Study Finds  NPR · 2 weeks
Researchers found that African grey parrots voluntarily helped a partner get a food reward by giving the other bird a valuable metal token that... more
Doulas Are Becoming Part Of The End-Of-Life Equation  NPR · 3 weeks
According to The New England Journal of Medicine, more people are choosing to die at home rather than in a hospital. It's a trend that's shifting how we think about care at... more
Effort To Control Opioids In An ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients In Pain  NPR · 3 weeks
People with sickle cell disease aren't fueling the opioid crisis, research shows. Yet some ER doctors still treat patients seeking... more
Researchers Have Found A Way To Improve TB Vaccine  NPR · 3 weeks
The vaccine for tuberculosis has been around since the 1920s but it doesn't work very well. A new study shows that the vaccine could be far more effective if given... more
How Does The Way You Feel Shape The Way You Think About Your Life?  NPR · 3 weeks
A recent study found students may inadvertently choose their college major, in part, based on how tired they were in... more
Hidden Brain: The Way You Feel May Shape The Way You Think About Your Job  NPR · 3 weeks
A recent study found students may inadvertently choose their college major, in part, based on how tired they... more
Start Fresh: 6 Tips For Emotional Well-Being In 2020  NPR · 3 weeks
Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year. more
Start Fresh: 6 Tips For Mental Health In 2020  NPR · 3 weeks
Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year. more
A Young Mississippi Woman's Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment  NPR · 4 weeks
NPR tells the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of the first person with a genetic disorder to be treated in the United States with the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR. more
A Christmas Tree Thrives On Farms, Struggles In The Wild  NPR · 4 weeks
The Fraser fir is found in a lot of homes around Christmas. But its wild cousins have been in decline for almost a century because of a small... more
Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats  NPR · 4 weeks
In some historical Nativity scenes, the shepherds have grossly enlarged thyroid glands — also known today as goiter. It's an apparent symbol of their poverty and... more
4 Out Of 5 Smokers Are Male But Research Shows That Number Is Dropping  NPR · 4 weeks
The number of men who use tobacco has declined for the first time since the World Health Organization started tracking... more
Steam On, Steamboat: The World's Tallest Active Geyser Has Another Record Year  NPR · 4 weeks
The world's tallest active geyser is Steamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park. It's been on a real eruption streak lately and 2019 saw the... more
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