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#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgements

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:31:45 -0400

A professor shared book acknowledgement pages, where men thanked their wives for typing their manuscripts. #ThanksForTyping soon sparked a conversation on women and their uncredited roles in academia.

Why Didn't Zika Cause A Surge In Microcephaly In 2016?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Scientists predicted that more than 1,000 babies would be born with the birth defect in Brazil last year. That never happened. Why?

A Tiny Spot In Mouse Brains May Explain How Breathing Calms The Mind

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:16:45 -0400

A cluster of neurons connects breathing and emotion centers in mouse brains, researchers say. If this turns out to be true in humans, it could explain how controlled breathing calms the mind.

Alaska's Growing Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:00:08 -0400

While the state has a bountiful coastline, it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. But scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed — good news for business owners.

In 'Monsters,' Graphic Novelist Emil Ferris Embraces The Darkness Within

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:58:34 -0400

After West Nile virus left her paralyzed, the Chicago illustrator had to relearn how to draw. She says that experience was key to the publication of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.

For Opioid-Addicted Inmates, More Jails Rely On Vivitrol

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:52:00 -0400

Untreated inmates are 12 times more likely to overdose in the first two weeks after they are released. But one drug may offer a solution.

Remembering Michael Sharp, American U.N. Worker Killed In Congo

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:40:00 -0400

Sharp, 34, was part of the U.N. "Group of Experts" tasked with conflict resolution in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Trump Administration May Make Only Modest Changes To NAFTA

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:33:00 -0400

The Trump administration may be willing to live with some of the most controversial provisions of the trade agreement, according to The Wall Street Journal.

13 Church Members Killed In Collision Between Bus, Pickup Truck In Texas

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:21:00 -0400

Federal investigators have begun looking into what caused the wreck 75 miles west of San Antonio. The victims, who ranged in age from 61 to 87, were returning from a retreat.

Former Lawmakers Favor Independent Commission To Probe Russian Election Meddling

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0400

"I am not impressed that the Congress is sufficiently united to do a careful job," longtime Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

Santander Bank To Pay $26 Million Over Subprime Auto-Loan Lending Practices

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:15:00 -0400

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Deirdre Fernandes, business reporter with The Boston Globe, about the bank's practices, and the settlement.

Canadian Court Decision A Victory For Aboriginal Rights

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:12:00 -0400

Canada declared the Sinixt extinct decades ago. But the tribe is back in Canada, thanks in large part to a landmark court case.

North Carolina Lawmakers To Vote On 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:06:00 -0400

Some advocates say the new bill isn't enough, and it remains to be seen if the repeal will pass.

Watch Electric Guest Perform 'Dear To Me' Live In The Studio

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

In a highlight of its live set for KCRW, the Los Angeles indie-pop group plays the first single from Plural.

A Debt Collector Is Killed In China, Triggering Debate Over Right To Self-Defense

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:56:00 -0400

"China's law does not really encourage people to defend themselves, because that would be encouraging them to rise up and resist [authority]," a Chinese lawyer noted.