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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:08 -0400It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:51 -0400The EPA is not going ahead with a proposed ban on a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, saying there's still scientific uncertainty over its safety. Environmental groups say it can harm young children.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400Scientists expected a surge of severe birth defects in Brazil because of the Zika outbreak. But that didn't happen last year. Researchers are re-examining the link between Zika and birth defects.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:20:00 -0400After devastating floods, California is looking to spend billions on dams and levees. Some are calling for a new approach to flood control, one that mimics nature instead of trying to contain it.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400Thursday the private company SpaceX plans on launching a satellite using a rocket that it has launched once before. Reusing equipment could make it cheaper to do business in deep space.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400MacArthur Park in Los Angeles is not the most picturesque location, but it is where the California Ghetto Carping Club caught a 50 pound carp this week.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:02:00 -0400New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce. That's despite evidence previously compiled by EPA showing it could pose risks to consumers.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:21:00 -0400In the U.S., there are about 39,000 cancers associated with the human papillomavirus each year. Doctors say the new HPV vaccine may help reduce the number of cases.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:49 -0400The Aurora Australis is a display of neon green lights that dance across the southern skies. A plane took off from New Zealand to get a special view.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400President Trump's environmental order proposes rolling back regulations. David Greene speaks with John Larsen of the Rhodium Group about the impact those rollbacks could have on emissions levels.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400The controversial study of climate engineering — aka deliberately messing with Earth's temperature — was finally starting to regain a measure of respectability. And then came President Trump.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:23:00 -0400It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:42:00 -0400A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:27 -0400NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400President Trump signed a sweeping set of executive orders on Tuesday that aim to dismantle the Obama administration's efforts to combat climate change.