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Vikki Valentine is a senior editor on NPR's science desk, overseeing the network's climate change, environment and energy coverage across radio and digital platforms.

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Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:04:00 -0500

All his life, Aniket Sathe has been taught that men rule the world. He lives in India, one of the worst countries for women. Now a new class is changing his attitude.

Why This Child Bride Needs Good Grades: #15Girls

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:56:00 -0400

Nimmu attends the Veerni boarding school in Jodhpur, India. The grade she gets on a national exam this year will decide her future.

Gwyneth Paltrow, NPR Has Some News For You And Your Bones

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:21:00 -0400

The actress recently revealed she has osteopenia. Well, Gwyneth and fans of Gwyneth, we have something important to tell you about this so-called disease.

Pop Goes the Weasel

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:03:00 -0500

Pop Goes the Weasel. Not just a silly song about a monkey chasing a weasel, apparently. Some claim it's Cockney rhyming slang for pawning your coat. Coat rhymes with stoat, weasel another word for stoat.

Q&A: The Best Kind of Play for Kids

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:22:00 -0500

Organizing play for kids has never seemed like more work. But researchers Adele Diamond and Deborah Leong have good news: The best kind of play costs nothing and really only has one main requirement — imagination. Here, they answer your questions about play.

Timeline: The Rise and Fall of Vioxx

Sat, 10 Nov 2007 14:40:00 -0500

Five years after Vioxx's launch in 1999, Merck withdrew the drug from the market. By that time, Merck had sold billions of dollars worth of the painkiller worldwide.

Why TB Remains a Modern and Deadly Problem

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:54:00 -0400

Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, with afflictions recorded as far back as Egypt's pharaohs. Despite effective antibiotic treatments, TB very much remains a pressing global health issue.

From Canaries to Rocks: A Hardy Pet Is a Good Pet

Wed, 16 May 2007 16:07:00 -0400

Affectionate and relatively indestructible – those historically have been key qualities of a good starter pet. Katherine Grier, author of Pets in America, talks about pets of choice over the decades, good and bad.

How to Read a Food Allergy Warning Label

Wed, 09 May 2007 15:10:00 -0400

Labels on foods containing the main causes of allergic reactions – milk, peanuts, shellfish – have made supermarket aisles safer for the 12 millions of Americans with food allergies. But labels still contain potential pitfalls. Here, tips for what to watch out for.

Consensus on Climate Change

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 17:00:00 -0400

The Earth is warming and humans are the cause. That's the conclusion of the first installment of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 report. A look at the report's key findings.

Q&A: Screening for Cervical Cancer

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 03:57:00 -0500

The American Cancer Society recommends that some women over 30 may only need a Pap smear every three years. A look at what's behind the change, and current recommendations on a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer.

A Crash Course in Body Scan Meditation

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 03:44:00 -0500

The eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course teaches students a range of meditations. At the end, participants decide which meditation, or combination of them, motivates and relaxes them the most. And while rushing goes against the rules of meditation, Trish Magyari, an MBSR teacher, gives us a pass with this crash course on the body scan, one of the meditations taught in the course.

FAQ: Why Ethanol Stations Are Hard to Find

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:35:00 -0500

A look at the fuel someday soon you may be asking for when you say at the pump, "Fill 'er up."

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 05:13:00 -0500

Believe it or not, some of us need to be taught how to sleep. To live up to our true sleep potential — and all the health benefits that come from a good night's rest — the sleep-troubled need to change their nighttime habits. Sleep expert Dr. Helene Emsellem answers your questions about getting a better night's rest.

Q&A: Fighting AIDS in the Other America

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 17:31:00 -0500

Twenty-five years into the AIDS epidemic, more than 50 percent of the 1 million Americans living with the disease are black. Phil Wilson, an activist who has been living with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic, calls the disease the leading civil rights issue for the black community today.