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Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype
NPR A young cancer doctor uses social media to skewer what he sees as overblown claims for "precision medicine." That doesn't make him hugely popular at cancer research meetings. 9 hours
Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans
NPR A 16-year-old Florida boy is the first person known to have become infected, researchers say. Symptoms in humans include a rash and mild fever. 2 days
Keystone Virus Makes Jump From Mosquitoes To Human For First Time
NPR The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe... 3 days
Long-Extinct Gibbon Found Inside Tomb Of Chinese Emperor's Grandmother
NPR A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker. 3 days
Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
NPR Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain. 3 days
Some DNA Dismissed As 'Junk' Is Crucial To Embryo Development
NPR Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic stem cells, research... 3 days
Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication
NPR VIDEO Koko fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language and ability to interact with humans. She also gave people a glimpse of her emotions. 3 days
The Science Behind The World Cup Ball
NPR VIDEO For every World Cup, there's a custom official ball. But how does the Telstar 18 actually stack up? To find out, scientists stuck it in a wind tunnel with a bunch of sensors. 4 days
Nursery For Giant Manta Rays Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico
NPR Sightings of baby mantas are rare, but the Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary appears to be a safe playground for newborns to adolescents. 5 days
Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?
NPR A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the... 5 days
Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'
NPR A committee of experts examined about a dozen different synthetic biology technologies that could be potentially misused. For each, they considered how likely it was to be usable... 5 days
Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
NPR Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay clean. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train... 5 days
As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients
NPR As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's... 5 days
An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms
NPR Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally... 5 days
Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate
NPR A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the... 6 days
Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects
NPR Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH... 1 week
Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?
NPR The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is... 1 week
U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men
NPR You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and... 1 week
U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men
NPR You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and... 2 weeks
Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits
NPR An anesthesiologist who taught himself statistics identified flaws in an influential study that claimed to prove the Mediterranean diet has cardiovascular benefits. The 2013 paper is being retracted. 2 weeks
Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years
NPR Antarctica's ice is melting faster than was thought, say scientists who recently completed the most exhaustive assessment of the ice sheet to... 2 weeks
1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression
NPR 200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely... 2 weeks
1 in 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression
NPR 200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact,... 2 weeks
New Research On Sound Could Make Tornado Warnings More Accurate
NPR Forecasters have gotten better giving advance notice of when tornadoes might strike. Now, there's a new technology that may help researchers even more: listening for the sounds of... 2 weeks
Clicker Training For Dogs Is Adapted To Help Surgeons Learn Quickly
NPR The clicker became a popular tool for dog training in the 1980s. It has also caught on with humans — helping people to become better dancers,... 2 weeks
After High School, Young Women's Exercise Rates Plunge
NPR After they lose access to high school sports, young women — especially young women of color — generally get less exercise than they should, a study suggests, and far less exercise than... 2 weeks
How Hunger Pangs Can Make Nice People 'Hangry'
NPR For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to have a hangry response. 2 weeks
More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities
NPR Climate change is increasing the frequency of rainstorms in many parts of the U.S., and those storms bring more rain. Many communities don't have the drainage systems needed... 2 weeks
What 40 Years of 'Space Invaders' Says About the 1970s — And Today
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What 40 Years of 'Space Invaders' Says About the 1970s — And Today
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What causes the sound of a dripping tap -- and how do you stop it?
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NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Speaks About Her Puzzling Removal from Space Mission
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Research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century
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Video: Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers
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New model predicts that we're probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe
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Wildlife death match—ants versus termites
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Doomsaying about new technology helps make it better
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NASA, NSF expedition to study ocean carbon embarks in August from Seattle
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