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How An Altered Strand Of DNA Can Cause Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes To Self-Destruct
07/28/2021 9:00 AM
For the first time, scientists have shown that a new kind of genetic engineering can crash populations of malaria-spreading mosquitoes.
Tanzania's Dilemma: It's Not So Easy To Go From Vaccine Denier To Vaccine Embracer
07/27/2021 9:21 PM
The African country, previously credited for high childhood vaccination rates, was 1 of 4 countries to reject COVID vaccines. Now they've done a 180. It's unclear if its citizens will go along.
The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires
07/27/2021 9:00 AM
Researchers who study evidence of fires through the millennia say to expect more and bigger fires as the climate continues to warm. Fire season is already months longer than in the 1970s.
Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries
07/26/2021 9:00 AM
Hundreds of scientists are meeting to finalize a landmark climate report. It's meant to guide the next decade of international climate policy, but it's unclear if politicians will act on it.
Tips And Service With A Smile Drive Sexual Harassment In Restaurants, Study Finds
07/22/2021 10:00 AM
The authors say their research is the first to empirically link tipping and forced friendliness to sexual harassment. More than 70% of female restaurant workers report being harassed.
2 Australian States Say Their Sharks Will No Longer 'Attack.' They Will Only 'Bite'
07/21/2021 4:27 PM
Shark Week may never be the same: Two Australian states-- Queensland and New South Wales ? have softened their tone when it comes to the language of reporting shark attacks.
'Who Wants A Skittle?' And Other Things Overheard On Jeff Bezos' Trip To Space
07/20/2021 4:44 PM
From "Woo-hoo!" to "Who wants a Skittle?" here's what Jeff Bezos and his crew said on their 10-minute Blue Origin flight to the edge of space.
New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began
07/19/2021 8:39 PM
One of the scientists who signed a recent letter calling for more investigation of the lab-leak origin theory says new data has come to light. And that information has changed his thinking.
How To Heat-Proof Your Summer Workout
07/19/2021 9:00 AM
With much of the U.S. already sweltering this summer, even avid runners, hikers and bikers are wilting. We've got 10 strategies from experts on how to enjoy hot weather exercise without keeling over.
There's Not A Cloud In The Sky, But Your House Could Still Be Underwater
07/15/2021 5:00 PM
Coastal areas are seeing a steady increase in high tide flooding. Scientists warn the problem is accelerating as the Earth gets hotter. And a little wobble in the Moon's orbit isn't helping.
Why Clearing Brazil's Forests For Farming Can Make It Harder To Grow Crops
07/13/2021 3:02 PM
Clearing natural forests in Brazil in order to grow crops like soybeans has actually made it harder to grow those crops. That's because deforestation makes the weather hotter and drier.
It's Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms
07/13/2021 9:07 AM
On mountaintop glaciers of Alaska, Washington and Oregon, billions of tiny black worms are tunneling upward to the barren, icy surface. What lures them, and how do they survive the frozen depths?
The Best Of Bats: Favorite Pieces From The NPR Archive
07/12/2021 6:02 PM
We are marking 50 years of NPR with a look back at stories from the archive. For this collection, we take a look at our best stories on bats.
Richard Branson Has Completed A Historic Trip To The Edge Of Space On Virgin Galactic
07/11/2021 4:05 PM
Richard Branson and a crew of three others grazed the edge of space Sunday morning in a rocket built by the British billionaire's company, Virgin Galactic.
You Can Learn A Thing Or Two From Dinosaur Poop
07/11/2021 11:53 AM
There's a lot to be learned from fossilized dinosaur dung. Paleontologist Martin Qvarnstrom and entomologist Emmanuel Arriaga-Varela detail some of their discoveries.





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