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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

3 hours 20 min ago

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

What Meerkat Murder Tells Us About Human Violence

4 hours 28 min ago

What is the most murderous mammal? A new study says it's the meerkat. But the study argues that over all of human history, humans are still more lethally violent than the average mammal.

Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

7 hours 18 min ago

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.

Pangolins, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earn Top Trade Protection

7 hours 40 min ago

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, a small and endangered mammal that also resembles an aardvark.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

16 hours 35 min ago

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:27pm

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthy Eating

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:02pm

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of healthier food choices. But, experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress

How An Engineer's Desperate Experiment Created Fracking

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

The fracking boom in America kicked off almost by accident. An engineer worried about losing his job kept experimenting until he hit on a technique that changed the world.

The Myth Of Coincidences And Why We Search For Their Meaning

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Hidden Brain podcast looks at the math — and the myth — of coincidences. They are not as unlikely as they seem, and the psychological reasons behind why we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:28pm

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

Research Explains The Bias Behind Slow-Motion Video Replay

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

When we see someone perform an action in a slow-motion replay, we tend to believe the action had more intentionality behind it. This has implications in sports and in the criminal justice system.

Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 7:48pm

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:52pm

If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm

China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

What's Your Sign? Look Again, Says NASA

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

If you rely on an insight from your daily horoscopes, you may have been looking at the wrong sign this whole time.

Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:31am

There is only one school in the U.S. where glassblowers can graduate with a degree in making lab equipment. Students learn how to make customized glassware used in cutting-edge scientific experiments.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:57pm

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

Presidential Candidates Hold Starkly Different Views On Energy

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have starkly different views on energy policies. We hear from the people who are advising the candidates on everything from clean energy to fracking.

This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:22pm

Harry Selker has spent his life trying to come up with better ways to keep people from dying of heart attacks. Now he's intent on figuring out if a simple, cheap medication could be a game changer.

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