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Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5
01/26/2020 10:44 PM
The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase ? but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.
Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device
01/25/2020 4:21 PM
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.
A Travel Ban To Contain The Coronavirus Could Worsen Conditions In Wuhan
01/25/2020 12:53 PM
China is enforcing travel restrictions on several cities, affecting millions of people. But research shows that these measures are not effective. In fact, they might make the situation even worse.
Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts
01/24/2020 4:23 PM
An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn't work. But OB-GYNS who prescribe the drug disagree.
The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight
01/23/2020 11:44 PM
The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)
01/23/2020 10:30 PM
When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.
Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Plant
01/22/2020 8:56 PM
Memphis Meats, a start-up company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a "clear path" to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?
01/21/2020 6:01 PM
The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.
More Data On The Midlife Crisis
01/21/2020 11:30 AM
An economist uses a broad range of data from 132 countries to understand why middle age is such a drag.
NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting
01/20/2020 9:14 PM
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA's new project to more accurately predict snowstorms.
Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic
01/20/2020 2:00 PM
Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.
Assessing The Injuries After Iranian Missile Attack
01/18/2020 12:55 PM
Eleven U.S. service members have been sent to hospitals abroad after suffering injuries in Iran's missile strike in Iraq. Scott Simon speaks to neuropsychiatrist Stephen Xenakis about what that means.
Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court
01/18/2020 1:04 AM
The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.
'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Bird-Like Flight
01/16/2020 7:58 PM
Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.
Fetching With Wolves: What It Means That A Wolf Puppy Will Retrieve A Ball
01/16/2020 4:04 PM
Some wolf puppies will unexpectedly play "fetch," researchers say, showing that an urge to retrieve a ball might be an ancient wolf trait, and not a result of dog domestication.





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