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Natural Disasters And The Pause Button
12/13/2018 10:00 AM
Scientists say too often after deadly natural disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly.
Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses
12/13/2018 12:16 AM
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 on the overdose rate.
Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures
12/12/2018 9:28 PM
The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.
What's Wrong With The Argument 'The Climate Is Always Changing'
12/12/2018 9:23 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with climate scientist Stephanie Herring about why the argument "the climate is always changing" is problematic in explaining the temperature changes around the world today.
Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit
12/12/2018 3:50 PM
Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.
VIDEO: Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole
12/12/2018 10:24 AM
A small hole in spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has sparked an investigation into its origin. Cosmonauts spent hours on a spacewalk to gather samples in hopes of determining its cause.
Advanced DNA Technology May Help To Identify Korean War Unknowns
12/12/2018 10:18 AM
The Pentagon is exhuming all of the more than 650 Korean War unknowns in a Honolulu military cemetery. Advances in DNA technology and other forensics make their identification highly likely.
Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened
12/11/2018 9:35 PM
A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or an attack.
Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays
12/11/2018 3:06 PM
Is the USPS headed for a revamp?
U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week
12/11/2018 10:05 AM
World leaders are gathered in Poland this week to discuss climate change. The U.S. hosted a meeting on coal, a highly polluting fuel, that many developing nations depend on.
Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women
12/10/2018 8:26 PM
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 evidence, too.
Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week
12/10/2018 6:27 PM
The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.
'We're Fighting For Our Lives' ? Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
12/10/2018 10:05 AM
The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.
How 1 Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe
12/10/2018 10:01 AM
A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that.
Why Cancer Treatment Can Differ For Those Who Aren't Married
12/09/2018 10:23 PM
New research shows that cancer patients who are single receive less aggressive treatment than those who are married. NPR's Michel Martin talks with researcher Joan DelFattore about her findings.





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