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How We Hear Our Own Voice Shapes How We See Ourselves And How Others See Us
08/16/2019 9:59 PM
At some point in our lives, many of us realize that the way we hear our own voice isn't the way others hear us. This gap has consequences. It shapes how we see ourselves and how others see us.
These Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests
08/16/2019 9:25 PM
Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a patch that can measure someone's sweat composition and sweat rate at the site of excretion.
Deinse Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
08/16/2019 1:50 PM
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be ? and for the past 35 years ? she's been working on unlocking it.
Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?
08/16/2019 1:50 PM
In 2018, an orca made headlines when she carried her dead calf on her back for weeks. Barbara King says this was a display of animal grief and explains how this changes our relationship with animals.
Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future
08/16/2019 1:39 PM
A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.
These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail
08/15/2019 8:22 PM
No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.
In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them
08/14/2019 8:22 PM
Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health.
'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug ? And To The Renegade Side Of Science
08/14/2019 4:58 PM
By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness ? and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion.
Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Better For The Planet? Here's The Science
08/13/2019 11:00 AM
There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.
Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species
08/12/2019 10:41 PM
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.
2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak
08/12/2019 8:22 PM
Drugs tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo are effective in treating Ebola, scientists say. They have run a study in the midst of a deadly epidemic and in the face of armed assaults on doctors.
In 'The Mosquito,' Humans Face A Predator More Deadly Than The Rest
08/12/2019 3:08 PM
Timothy C. Winegard has written a well-researched work of narrative nonfiction that tells a history of the world through the role mosquitoes ? and mosquito-borne illnesses ? have played in it.
The Swaying Power Of Scented Spaces Isn't Always Right Under Our Nose
08/10/2019 12:34 PM
Can you lift the mood of a public space with a fragrance? Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch talks with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer about the practice and its effects on mood and behavior.
Scientists Find Out How Leaping Maggots Leap
08/09/2019 8:29 PM
The scientists captured the acrobatic jumps of a tiny maggot-like creature with high-speed cameras to figure out how it does this trick with no arms, legs, or wings.
What To Feed Locusts
08/09/2019 9:08 AM
Researchers at Arizona State University are studying locusts in hopes of finding better ways of preventing swarms from destroying crops.





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