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Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover
02/16/2019 1:15 PM
NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience.
Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count
02/16/2019 1:15 PM
For years, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Great Backyard Bird Count have provided valuable data for avian research. Ray Brown from the Talkin' Birds podcast talks with Scott Simon about it.
Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical
02/16/2019 1:14 PM
John Bohannon, founder of Science magazine's "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, presents the 2018 winner, Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He won over judges with his choreographic rendition of some chaotic electrons.
Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing
02/15/2019 1:34 AM
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
After 16 Months Of Dead Fish, Manatees And Dolphins, Florida's Red Tide Ebbs
02/14/2019 8:08 PM
The red tide algae bloom that has plagued coastal communities in Florida since 2017 is starting to dissipate, much to the relief of local communities and tourism officials.
World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes
02/14/2019 8:02 PM
WHO acted in reaction to a Chinese scientist's announcement in 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies, a step that highlighted the need for uniform gene-editing guidelines.
When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion
02/14/2019 12:30 AM
After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.
Hungry Deer May Be Changing How Things Sound In The Forest
02/13/2019 7:01 PM
Sound travels differently through open fields than the woods. When deer eat up bushes, small trees and other forest plants, it affects the transmission of bird calls and other natural sounds.
Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
02/13/2019 5:32 PM
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects.
NASA Says Ultima Thule Actually Looks Like A Pancake And A Walnut
02/12/2019 9:58 PM
They had initially thought the object four billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New Year's Day and new images give scientists a clearer picture.
NASA Will Make A Last Attempt To Contact Mars Rover Opportunity
02/12/2019 9:46 PM
Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announced Tuesday that they will make one last attempt to reach the Mars rover Opportunity though they are not expecting a response.
Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean
02/12/2019 7:01 PM
The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war ? including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researchers have located it 3 miles below the surface.
Storm Clouds And Sunshine: How Florida Prepares For Climate Change
02/11/2019 4:06 PM
The state and its key industries are among the most at-risk of being decimated by our changing climate.
Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky
02/11/2019 10:01 AM
In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents said they thought using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.
Friday News Roundup - International
02/08/2019 4:06 PM
Savage, climate change and the latest on Venezuela are some of the things that made headlines this week.

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