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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks writer Robert Siegel about "open label placebos" and whether placebos work even when patients know they're placebos. He wrote about his experience in Smithsonian Magazine.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:02:00 -0400The hairless, ground-dwelling, cold-blooded rodents have proven capable of surviving total oxygen deprivation. Their odd biology allows them to run on an alternative fuel.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:01:00 -0400Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:03:00 -0400Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:28 -0400Many insurers have required that adults with hepatitis C be very sick before they can get access to expensive drug treatment. But Medicaid has special rules that may get kids and teens access sooner.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400Social science researchers examine whether extreme protest tactics are an effective way for recruiting popular support. The public may not be relating to protesters like the way protesters aimed for.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:47:00 -0400Treating addiction is expensive and patients often relapse. A new company is offering better results at a price that's lower in the long run — and clients get treatment right at home.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:46:00 -0400Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have figured out why shoelaces seem to come untied at the worst moments, like when you're running.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:12:08 -0400A team of arachnologists discovered over 50 new species of spider in Cape York, Australia. Dr. Robert Raven is one of them. He tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the expedition and their findings.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:37:00 -0400The hypercompetitive world of biomedical research occasionally drives scientists to cheat. More often, scientists make decisions that undercut their results. That can lead colleagues astray.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:16:00 -0400"This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment," NASA says. There are signs of a promising reaction under the surface.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:08:00 -0400Eels sometimes swim thousands of miles from their birthplace in the Atlantic to rivers and lakes where they live. Researchers say the creatures might use the Earth's magnetic field to find their way.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:18:00 -0400Emergency room doctors are just beginning to study a new kind of casualty in the opioid epidemic — patients who survive an overdose, but walk away with brain damage, kidney failure or dead muscle.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:53:00 -0400More than half of those species are only found in a single country, and many of them face extinction. The scientists hope that this database will be an important tool for conservationists.