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Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'  NPR · 57 minutes
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action. more
Medical Detectives: The Last Hope For Families Coping With Rare Diseases  NPR · 1 day
When Nikki and Danny Miller's two young sons developed strange symptoms, they began searching for a diagnosis. Their odyssey ended when a team of medical sleuths... more
Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World  NPR · 5 days
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate. more
Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses  NPR · 6 days
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect... more
Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures  NPR · 6 days
The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice has resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across... more
Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened  NPR · 7 days
A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or... more
Local Newspaper Closures Come With Hefty Price Tag For Residents  NPR · 1 week
Hundreds of newspapers have closed across the country. The loss of local reporting means fewer investigations into fraud and waste. That has had an impact on the budgets... more
How I Made It: The Professor From the Pueblo, Rodrigo Bañuelos  NPR · 1 week
Latino USA catches up with Rodrigo Bañuelos at the Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. more
Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women  NPR · 1 week
To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety... more
World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR · 2 weeks
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies. more
Outrage Intensifies Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
Concerns over a Chinese scientist's claim that he created the first gene-edited babies grow with more questions about whether it worked and the possible harm he may have inflicted on the twin girls. more
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?  NPR · 2 weeks
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks... more
Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children  NPR · 2 weeks
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months... more
VIDEO: To Save A Fox, Scientists Took To Land, Air And Sea  NPR · 2 weeks
When the world's population of Channel Island foxes started to vanish in the '90s, no one knew why. Bringing them back from near-extinction has... more
Study Shows Americans Are Meaner On Twitter Than Canadians  NPR · 2 weeks
Canadian Twitter may truly be a nicer place. Researcher Bryor Snefjella says Canadians tend to tweet more positive words compared to their American counterparts. more
Examining Differences Between Canadian And U.S. Tweets  NPR · 2 weeks
David Greene talks to Bryor Snefjella, a researcher at McMaster University in Ontario, about why Canadian Twitter users tend to sound more positive than their American counterparts. more
Kids With Concussions Can Phase In Exercise, Screen Time Sooner Than Before  NPR · 2 weeks
No longer do kids with concussions need to sit in dark rooms for days on end. For the first time in nearly a decade,... more
How Much Protein Do You Really Need?  NPR · 2 weeks
Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need. more
Changes In Brain Scans Seen After A Single Season Of Football For Young Players  NPR · 3 weeks
MRI scans of the brains of young football players suggest that repeated blows to the head can change the shape... more
Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium  NPR · 3 weeks
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing issues a consensus on how scientists might responsibly move forward to create gene-edited babies in the wake of a rogue scientist's claims. more
Facing Backlash, Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies  NPR · 3 weeks
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong. more
News Brief: Paul Manafort, Lion Air Crash, Gene-Editing  NPR · 3 weeks
Attorney for the Ex-Trump campaign chairman reportedly briefed Trump's legal team on Mueller probe. Indonesian investigators report on Lion Air crash. Chinese scientist defends gene-editing research. more
Facing Backlash, Chinese Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies  NPR · 3 weeks
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong. more
China Expands Research Funding, Luring U.S. Scientists And Students  NPR · 3 weeks
In a quest to rapidly advance its scientific depth and breadth, China is recruiting scientists from around the world. Some from the U.S. say the greater funding for school and... more
NASA Probe Lands Safely On Martian Surface  NPR · 3 weeks
There's a new probe on Mars. After Monday's tricky landing, NASA's InSight spacecraft is to deploy a sensitive seismometer and temperature probe to let scientists explore the planet's interior. more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Create Genetically Modified Babies Using CRISPR  NPR · 3 weeks
A scientist says he created the first genetically edited babies using CRISPR to protect them from infection with the AIDS virus. The move has... more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Genetically Edit Babies  NPR · 3 weeks
Scientist says that he helped create the first genetically edited babies to protect them from getting infected with the AIDS virus. The move has prompted immediate criticism as premature and... more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Genetically Edit Babies, Report Says  NPR · 3 weeks
According to The Associated Press, a Chinese scientist says that he has helped to create the first genetically edited babies. There's no independent confirmation of his... more
Look Out Mars, Here Comes InSight  NPR · 3 weeks
There's a new probe nearing Mars. After Monday's tricky landing, NASA's InSight spacecraft is to deploy a sensitive seismometer and temperature probe to let scientists explore the planet's interior. more
National Report Confirms Climate Change 'Is Affecting Every Sector,' Scientist Says  NPR · 3 weeks
The economy could take a major hit if climate change continues at its current pace, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. NPR's Michel Martin speaks... more
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