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Jan 21, 2019
It's looking like MS strikes when a variety of triggers gang up to impair neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers are using their new knowledge to search for treatments.
Jan 21, 2019
Ditching carbs can led to quick weight loss, but can you really stick with it? Here's the science on eating carbs smarter to keep you sated and healthy.
Jan 20, 2019
Dani Shapiro found out through a genealogy website that the man who raised her was not her biological father. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Shapiro about her book.
Jan 20, 2019
A rare total lunar eclipse begins Sunday night. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Pamela Gay, host of the podcast "Astronomy Cast," about what's been dubbed the "super wolf blood moon."
Jan 19, 2019
While some bakers believe that soft wheat flour, found primarily in the American South, is the best for making light, flaky biscuits, others say the key to better biscuits comes down to technique.
Jan 18, 2019
Despite the shutdown, the National Weather Service is putting out forecasts and helping local officials prepare for dangerous weather, even as employees worry about making ends meet at home.
Jan 17, 2019
Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.
Jan 17, 2019
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we tell the stories of two people who defy gender stereotypes in their jobs.
Jan 17, 2019
Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing, they release plastic particles and toxic chemicals.
Jan 17, 2019
The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.
Jan 17, 2019
A new study shows that Saturn's rings are only 10 million to 100 million years old, much younger than the planet itself.
Jan 17, 2019
Researchers have pinpointed the neurons that give pain its unpleasant edge. By turning these neurons off in mice, the scientists relieved the unpleasantness of pain without numbing sensation.
Jan 16, 2019
Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
Jan 16, 2019
An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.
Jan 16, 2019
Whether reminiscent of the moon's surface or "a big duck-go-round," a circle of ice entrances as it bobs and spins on a river in Maine.