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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria
NPR Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics. 1 day
Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right
NPR Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a... 1 day
Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help
NPR VIDEO Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here's how... 2 days
Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially
NPR The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of... 3 days
Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
NPR VIDEO Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What... 4 days
Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells
NPR A Japanese research team made immature human eggs from stem cells that were derived from human blood. The technique brings scientists a step closer to being able to mass-produce human eggs. 5 days
In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area
NPR Scientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a brain region in monkeys that influences their desire to take big risks. When this area is inactivated,... 5 days
Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy
NPR The drug makes the usually antisocial creatures much more interested in friendly contact with other octopuses. It's one more sign that the chemistry of social behavior has deep evolutionary roots. 5 days
Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe
NPR A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and... 6 days
Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World
NPR A study of nearly 2 million art auction sales show paintings by women fetch less money than paintings by men. Gender disparities that plague many parts of the economy also affect the... 1 week
This Rapper Tried To Use Neuroscience To Get Over Her Ex
NPR VIDEO Dessa is a singer and writer from Minneapolis who spent years trying to fall out of love and get over her ex. Nothing seemed to help... 1 week
Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities
NPR The largest study of its kind shows a high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences — or ACEs — across the population, but especially among some vulnerable... 1 week
Russians Allegedly Targeted Lab Studying Chemical Weapons
NPR Russian agents were allegedly planning to hack into a Swiss laboratory that was analyzing nerve agents used in March against a former Russian spy and his daughter. 2 weeks
Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn't Settle Debate
NPR The plastic additive BPA got a clean bill of health in a two-year government study involving thousands of rats. But scientists worried about BPA's risks say... 2 weeks
Study: BPA Safety
NPR An FDA scientist will present the results of a large government study on the safety of the plastic additive BPA. 2 weeks
Migrating Birds Avoid Bad Weather — Which Makes Their Paths Predictable
NPR Scientists have developed a forecast model for predicting mass bird migrations, based in part on weather patterns. 2 weeks
WATCH: Flapping Robot Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Move
NPR The scientists were inspired by the super-agile fruit fly. And by designing this robot, they've figured out some of the mysteries of one of the fly's fanciest maneuvers. 2 weeks
World Fungi Report
NPR A new report from the Kew Gardens in London is billed as the first comprehensive report on the state of the world's fungi. 2 weeks
More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana
NPR As marijuana gains popularity among people 65 and older, geriatricians call for more research on how it affects elderly patients. Shifts in metabolism as we age can intensify any drug's side effects. 2 weeks
What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing
NPR Bonobos are much more likely than common chimpanzees to share their food, a study suggests. But researchers who study sharing... 2 weeks
Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus
NPR Research on the brains of barn owls suggests that attention problems like ADHD may involve a brain circuit that usually helps us... 2 weeks
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