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Jun 23, 2019

A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme
Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.

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Jun 23, 2019

Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits
Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.

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Jun 21, 2019

A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies
A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.

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Jun 20, 2019

New Report Says College-Educated Women Will Soon Make up Majority of U.S. Labor Force
This year U.S. women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.

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Jun 20, 2019

New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated U.S. Workers
This year U.S. women who graduated from college will likely make up a majority of adults with degrees in the labor force. The increase could signal greater earning potential for women in the future.

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Jun 20, 2019

What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty
Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.

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Jun 19, 2019

There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally
Social scientist Arthur Brooks set out to figure out how life after 50 can be more professionally fulfilling. His advice? "Stop being an innovator and start being an instructor."

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Jun 19, 2019

I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

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Jun 18, 2019

Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.

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Jun 18, 2019

Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes
You know that feeling you get when a dog looks into your face and either looks really sad or kind of confused? Scientists say they've figured out why they do that, and why it makes us melt.

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Jun 17, 2019

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Can Help
Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in the book, Elderhood.

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Jun 17, 2019

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive
Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.

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Jun 15, 2019

Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.

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Jun 13, 2019

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious
In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet.

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Jun 13, 2019

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Improve The Life Expectancy Of Black Men
Black men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the U.S. Researchers say the solution appears to be pairing black men with black physicians.

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Jun 13, 2019

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Improve Black Men's Life Expectancy
Black men have the lowest life expectancy of any major demographic group in the U.S. Researchers say the solution appears to be pairing black men with black physicians.

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Jun 12, 2019

The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Foods May Boost Longevity
A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who ate less.

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Jun 11, 2019

To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over
Scientists often share their latest research on posters displayed at big conferences. Posters are a long-standing tradition, but one reformer says they're mostly terrible and need to change.

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Jun 10, 2019

We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That's Not So Great
Many of today's most popular wine varieties are extremely genetically similar to wines that may have existed for thousands of years, a new study finds. In the face of climate change, that's risky.

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Jun 10, 2019

We Drink Basically The Same Wine Varietals As Ancient Romans, And That's Not So Great
Many of today's most popular wine varietals are extremely genetically similar to wines that may have existed for thousands of years, a new study finds. In the face of climate change, that's risky.

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Jun 10, 2019

Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?
Changing how the mind reacts to pain can reduce the discomfort experienced, according to scientists who study brain pathways that regulate pain. A new type of therapy aims to enhance that effect.

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Jun 06, 2019

Accumulated Mutations Create A Cellular Mosaic In Our Bodies
It turns out you aren't simply a clone of cells from the womb. Over a lifetime, mutations create a patchwork of tissues made with pieces that have subtly different genetic signatures.

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Jun 06, 2019

Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain
Giant gyres of plastic in the ocean grab headlines, but it's the tiny bits of plastic that scare scientists. And they've made their way everywhere, a new study finds - including our seafood.

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Jun 06, 2019

You May Be Stressing Out Your Dog
When people who own dogs are stressed, their dogs also get stressed, a new study suggests. It's another indication of how emotionally synchronized dogs and their humans can be.

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Jun 05, 2019

Trump Administration Bars Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue
At the the National Institutes of Health, "research that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted," the Department of Health and Human Services says.

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Jun 05, 2019

Trump Administration Restricts Federal Research Involving Human Fetal Tissue
National Institutes of Health research "that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted," the Department of Health and Human Services says.

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Jun 04, 2019

House Committee Votes To Continue Ban On Genetically Modified Babies
A congressional committee has upheld a prohibition against the Food and Drug Administration considering using gene-edited embryos to establish pregnancies.

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Jun 04, 2019

House Committee Votes To Continue Research Ban On Genetically Modified Babies
A congressional committee has upheld a prohibition against the Food and Drug Administration considering research into gene-edited embryos that could be used to establish pregnancies.

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Jun 03, 2019

2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death
Analysis of DNA from more than 400,000 people in the UK suggests a genetic modification that protects against HIV may actually increase the overall risk of premature death.

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Jun 03, 2019

Why Octopuses Might Be The Next Lab Rats
Move over, fruit flies, rats and zebrafish. Squid and octopuses have elaborate brains and behaviors, and scientists say studying them in the laboratory could yield important biological insights.

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May 31, 2019

As CBD Oils Become More Popular, The FDA Considers Whether To Set New Rules
The marijuana extract is touted as a way to ease anxiety and inflammation despite limited science, and the industry has grown quickly. Now, the FDA is holding its first public hearing on CBD.

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May 30, 2019

Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria
The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced.

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May 28, 2019

Why It's Time To Think About Self-Driving Cars In Regards To Parking
Self-driving cars may be great for those who don't want to own a car or get behind the wheel, but they promise to be a nightmare for parking enforcement.

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May 25, 2019

Why Corned Beef Sandwiches — And The Rest Of The Universe — Exist
Somehow, at the beginning of time, there was an imbalance of matter and antimatter. That's how all the stuff in the universe came about. Scientists think they may find an answer by studying neutrons.

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May 24, 2019

At $2.125 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

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May 24, 2019

At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

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May 23, 2019

Since The 1960s, Researchers Track Perry Preschool Project Participants
For decades, researchers have followed the participants of a 1960's preschool program. They found a range of social and economic benefits, and not just for the participants in the program.

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May 22, 2019

Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs
Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back, such as developing "living antibiotics."

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May 22, 2019

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified viruses.

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May 22, 2019

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRSPR Modified Viruses
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified viruses.

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May 22, 2019

Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide
The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.

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May 21, 2019

Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?
Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings.

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May 18, 2019

Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet
A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?

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May 17, 2019

Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds
Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.

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May 17, 2019

Researchers Say Evidence Shows What You Eat Really Does Matter
Two new diet studies add to the evidence that when it comes to staying healthy, counting calories may not be enough. What really matters is what you choose to eat and the quality of your diet.

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May 16, 2019

It's Not Just Salt, Sugar, Fat: Study Finds Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain
"Landmark" study finds a highly processed diet spurred people to overeat compared with an unprocessed diet, about 500 extra calories a day. That suggests something about processing itself is at play.

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May 16, 2019

How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty
Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.

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May 16, 2019

Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic
The Cocos Keeling Islands make up barely 6 square miles in the Indian Ocean. It's a good place to measure plastic waste as almost no one lives there. Scientists were flabbergasted by what they found.

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May 14, 2019

Spider Uses Web As Slingshot To Ensnare Prey, Scientists Find
There's a type of spider that can slowly stretch its web taut and then release it, causing the web to catapult forward and entangle unsuspecting prey in its strands.

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May 09, 2019

Placebos May Be A Powerful Tool That Medicine Has Overlooked
Physicians believe placebos work only if patients think they're getting medicine. In other words, doctors have to deceive patients. But there might be a way to get placebos to work without deception.

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May 08, 2019

Uber And Lyft Caused Major Traffic Uptick In San Francisco, Study Says
Researchers compared data from fall 2010 — before the companies made inroads in the city — and fall 2016. They found that the companies are to blame for more than half of a big increase in traffic.

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May 08, 2019

Genetically Modified Viruses Help Save A Patient With A 'Superbug' Infection
Treatment with genetically altered bacteriophages — viruses that attack bacteria — may have halted a patient's near-fatal infection, hinting at new ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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May 07, 2019

News Brief: U.S. China Trade Talks, Humans Excelerate Species' Extinction
The White House is fighting China in trade talks, but a new report found top advisers battled over whether to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. The U.N. warns which species are at risk of extinction.

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May 07, 2019

News Brief: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Humans Accelerate Species' Extinction
The White House is fighting China in trade talks, but a new report found top advisers battled over whether to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. The U.N. warns which species are at risk of extinction.

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May 07, 2019

News Brief: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Humans Excelerate Species' Extinction
The White House is fighting China in trade talks, but a new report found top advisers battled over whether to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. The U.N. warns which species are at risk of extinction.

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May 06, 2019

1 Million Animal And Plant Species Are At Risk Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says
"Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity," says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.

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May 06, 2019

If Drones Had 'Claws,' They Might Be Able To Fly For Longer
Small drones have a problem — their battery life runs out relatively quickly. A team of roboticists says it has created special landing gear that can help conserve precious battery life.

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May 05, 2019

From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy
Taking time each day to note positive moments and personal strengths; mindful breathing and reaching out in kindness are all part of program that reduces anxiety and depression. But it takes practice.

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May 03, 2019

After A Big Failure, Scientists And Patients Hunt For A New Type Of Alzheimer's Drug
Now that so many experimental drugs targeting amyloid-beta have bombed, scientists are looking for different approaches for treating Alzheimer's, including a drug that failed as a cancer treatment.

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May 02, 2019

Traces Of Cocaine, Pesticides Detected In U.K. Shrimp
Scientists collected freshwater shrimp at 15 locations in Suffolk. Animals from all of the sites were found to have detectable amounts of cocaine, and many had other drugs or pesticides.

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May 01, 2019

Denisovans, A Mysterious Form Of Ancient Humans, Are Traced to Tibet
Until now, the only Denisovan remains came from a cave called Denisova in Siberia. The new find is "much more complete," one expert says.

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May 01, 2019

Denisovans, A Mysterious Kind Of Ancient Humans, Are Traced to Tibet
Until now, the only Denisovan remains came from a cave in Siberia. The new find is "much more complete," one expert says.

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Apr 30, 2019

Political Crisis In Venezuela Escalates
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he is in the final phase of a plan to oust Nicolás Maduro. Maduro's officials say they are successfully putting down a coup attempt.

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Apr 30, 2019

Trump Sues Deutsche Bank And Capital One To Block Records' Release
President Trump wants to keep the banks from complying with congressional subpoenas seeking his bank records. He's joined in the suit by three of his children and some of his real estate businesses.

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Apr 30, 2019

Jury To Decide The Fate Of Ex-Officer Who Killed 911 Caller
A jury resumes deliberations in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed a woman while responding to her 911 call.

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Apr 30, 2019

U.S. Infrastructure Shows The Effects Of Neglect, Smith Says
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Tom Smith, executive director of the American Society of Civil Engineers, about the current state of the nation's infrastructure. The group issued a report card in 2017.

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Apr 30, 2019

Infrastructure Gets The Attention Of Trump, Schumer And Pelosi
President Trump is meeting with Democratic leaders in the Senate and House Tuesday morning to discuss the nation's infrastructure needs. It seems to be a rare moment of bipartisanship.

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Apr 30, 2019

Drone Transports Human Kidney For Transplant
The drone was custom built to be able to monitor the payload while in the air. The kidney made it to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The woman who received the kidney called it "amazing."

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Apr 30, 2019

Whale Off Norway's Coast Found Wearing Camera Harness
The harness read "Equipment St. Petersburg." A researcher told CNN that the whale was probably trained by Russia's navy. He said they've "been known to train belugas to conduct military operations."

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Apr 30, 2019

Trump Lauds Disbarred Lawyer While Criticizing Others, Mueller Report Says
Attorney General William Barr heads to Capitol Hill this week to face questions about the Mueller report. Critics say Barr is running interference for President Trump.

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Apr 30, 2019

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi's 'Call Me Zebra' Wins PEN/Faulkner Prize
The 35-year-old author won $15,000 along with the prestigious award for fiction. As she tells NPR, the prize also carries a special significance for her personally.

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Apr 30, 2019

'High Five' Readers Invited To Participate In Secret Tournament
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to best-selling, children's book author Adam Rubin about his latest: High Five. It tells the story of a secret high-five tournament that's been held in the animal kingdom.

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Apr 30, 2019

After 5 Years, ISIS Leader Purportedly Releases Another Video
A video purports to show the ISIS leader speaking to followers and referencing the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. The first video was released in 2014 as ISIS was rapidly increasing in strength.

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Apr 30, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito Abdicates The Chrysanthemum Throne
Akihito, citing failing health, becomes the first Japanese monarch in some two centuries to step down. His reign ends at midnight Tuesday, and then his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, ascends the throne.

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Apr 30, 2019

More Than 700 Measles Cases Reported Across 22 States, CDC Data Show
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, about the resurgence of the measles virus.

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Apr 30, 2019

Negotiators Are In Beijing For Talks On Ending U.S.-China Trade War
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been suggesting that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal. NPR's David Greene talks to Erin Ennis, of the U.S.-China Business Council.

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Apr 30, 2019

Ground-Breaking Director John Singleton Dies At 51
Filmmaker John Singleton died Monday after complications from a stroke. He made history with 1991's Boyz n the Hood as the first African American nominated for a best director Oscar.

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Apr 29, 2019

Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too
With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

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Apr 24, 2019

Scientists Explain A Common Fight In Basketball
Are players just pretending to be so certain the ball is out on their opponent? Or could there be a difference in how they experience the event that has them pointing a finger at the other player?

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Apr 24, 2019

Decoded Brain Signals Could Give Voiceless People A Way To Talk
Scientists have found a way to transform electrical signals in the brain into intelligible speech. The advance may help people paralyzed by a stroke or disease, but the technology is experimental.

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Apr 22, 2019

Meal Kits Have A Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

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Apr 22, 2019

Meal Kits Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

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Apr 22, 2019

Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?

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Apr 22, 2019

'Invisibilia' Team Takes A Deep Dive Into The Science Of Desire
Most of us have a "type" — certain quirks and qualities we're just more into, that pique our sexual desire. But why are we attracted to the people we're attracted to?

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Apr 18, 2019

Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds
A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers large, destructive ones.

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Apr 18, 2019

News Brief: Mueller Report, North Korea, Brain Tests On Dead Pigs
The redacted version of the Mueller report is released Thursday. North Korea announces it has tested a new "tactical guided weapon." Scientists have restored some function in the brains of dead pigs.

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Apr 17, 2019

Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.

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Apr 17, 2019

Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and oceans, than in the 1950s.

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Apr 17, 2019

Study Examined Germ Levels In Men's Beards Versus Dogs
Researchers wanted to know whether they could use the same MRI scanners for dogs and people. They swabbed the machines used by 18 bearded men and 30 dogs. The beards had higher microbial levels.

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Apr 17, 2019

Hidden Brain: America's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay People
Public opinion about gay rights has shifted enormously in the United States over the past few decades. What are some of the factors that have led to this historic change in attitudes?

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Apr 16, 2019

First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.

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Apr 16, 2019

First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness and sickle cell disease.

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Apr 16, 2019

Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon
The powerful gene-editing technique is moving out of the lab and into the clinic. Trials will use CRISPR to try to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancer and blindness to blood disorders.

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Apr 14, 2019

Do You Love Lying In Bed? Get Paid By NASA To Do It For Space Research
Researchers are currently looking for candidates who will stay in bed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 60 straight days for a study on how the body adapts to weightlessness.

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Apr 14, 2019

High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out
A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular event, compared to their less-stressed brothers and sisters.

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Apr 12, 2019

Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?
The latest episode of NPR's Podcast Invisibilia examines the history of empathy in American culture. In this era of political polarization, empathy has fallen out of fashion.

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Apr 10, 2019

Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippine Cave May Rewrite Human History
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of what they suspect is a previously unknown human species.

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Apr 10, 2019

Ancient Bones And Teeth Found In A Philippines Cave May Rewrite Human History
Islands in Southeast Asia were clearly important in the evolution of early humans, say scientists who have turned up 50,000-year-old remains of what they suspect is a previously unknown human species.

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Apr 10, 2019

Earth Sees First Image Of A Black Hole
Every image you've ever seen of a black hole has been a simulation. Until now. "We have seen what we thought was unseeable," said Event Horizon Telescope Director Shep Doeleman.

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Apr 10, 2019

Watch: Earth Gets Its First Look At A Black Hole
"Getting a direct view of a black hole is the ultimate dream for a lot of physicists," as astrophysicist Adam Frank wrote for NPR.

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