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Oct 19, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon asks Audrey Dussutour of the French National Center for Scientific Research about a blob on display at the Paris Zoological Park.
Oct 18, 2019
Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.
Oct 18, 2019
Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.
Oct 17, 2019
Journalist Gilbert Gaul says federal subsidies encourage developers to keep building on the coasts — despite accelerating and increasing risks from climate change.
Oct 17, 2019
The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.
Oct 17, 2019
EU citizens have the right to be forgotten. Why don't Americans?
Oct 16, 2019
The system will detect the beginning of a quake and send out alerts warning residents that they have a few seconds to prepare for a possibly deadly temblor.
Oct 16, 2019
When it comes to surviving the warming climate, scientists are finding that some plants and animals have an edge. The hope is that these "super adapters" can help preserve their species.
Oct 16, 2019
Alex Yiu was born a seemingly healthy baby. But by age 2, his muscle control and speech were deteriorating. His baffling condition took a decade to diagnose. The reanalysis of a DNA test was the key.
Oct 15, 2019
You can often find ecologist Nalini Nadkarni up in trees. She studies this unexplored ecosystem of the rain forest — the canopy. It's the world above the forest floor, all the way to the treetops.
Oct 15, 2019
The author of the magisterial work A Short History of Nearly Everything turns his sights inside, but without the magic touch of the past that made his very big books transcend the common textbook.
Oct 14, 2019
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
Oct 14, 2019
More than 50 people are dead in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, which dropped extreme amounts of rain over the weekend and caused catastrophic flooding in residential areas.
Oct 14, 2019
Bryson is beloved for his travel writing, but in his new book he's undertaking an interior journey, looking at everything from medical oddities to the amazing way your body fights off most cancers.
Oct 13, 2019
Women earn approximately half the PhD awarded in this country, but they account for only about 12 percent of patented inventions. Some are working to change that.