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Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

A study from the University of Kentucky shows that doing something virtuous can make indulging later even more pleasurable.

Dads Respond Differently To Daughters Than To Sons, Study Finds

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Researchers from Emory University, using functional MRIs to measure fathers' brains, found that they had different biological reactions to their daughters' faces than to their sons'.

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly Monday directly over the Great Red Spot, a swirling storm on Jupiter. Scientists are hoping to gain a better understanding of the storm and why it persists.

(Image credit: Karen Teramura with James O'Donoghue and Luke Moore/NASA)

Women With High-Risk Pregnancies Are More Likely To Develop Heart Disease

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Women who develop diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy, or whose babies are born prematurely, often are unaware of their own increased risk of heart disease later. So are their doctors.

(Image credit: Anna Gorman/California Healthline)

The Call-In: Physician-Assisted Dying

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:14am

It's been a year since California passed its right-to-die law. JoNel Aleccia of Kaiser Health News discusses the change and Lisa Crawford talks about her family's experience.

Young Black Girls Face 'Adultification'

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:14am

A new study shows that black girls are viewed as less innocent and in need of less protection than white girls. A Martinez speaks to two authors of the study: Rebecca Epstein and Dr. Jamilia Blake.

While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 7:09am

It's the world's biggest coral reef system, home to some 400 types of coral. In the past 18 months, rising ocean temperatures helped cause the single greatest loss of coral ever recorded there.

(Image credit: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images)

'G19' Nations Affirm Climate Plan, Acknowledging U.S. Withdrawal

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 12:30pm

Noting President Trump's stance, a declaration states, "The leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible."

(Image credit: Patrik Sollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Biologists Divided Over How To Save Endangered Pangolin

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:05am

The pangolin is a small armadillo-like creature. It's in great demand for its meat and scales, and it's in danger of extinction. Biologists can't agree on whether zoos should play a role in saving it.

Florida Swaps Out Septic Tanks For Sewers To Fight Coastal Pollution

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

Septic tanks, long considered safe and effective, are increasingly seen as a major contributor to coastal pollution. Florida is now starting the costly job of switching hundreds of thousands of homeowners from septic to sewer.

Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:22am

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated. A Trump administration deal to extend the recreational season has prompted cheers – and concerns.

(Image credit: Debbie Elliott/NPR)

Georgia OB-GYN Will Lead Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:53am

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who leads the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been appointed CDC director. She'll take over as the Trump administration seeks big cuts to the CDC's budget.

(Image credit: Branden Camp/AP)

To Prepare For Mars Settlement, Simulated Missions Explore Utah's Desert

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:41am

NASA plans to send people to the Red Planet in the 2030s. In the meantime, a remote location in southern Utah serves as a non-NASA training ground for the Mars-minded.

(Image credit: Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR)

Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Thursday

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:13am

The earthquake was the strongest to hit western Montana in years; it was followed by at least 10 measurable temblors with magnitudes of up to 4.9.

(Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.

(Image credit: Scott Sinklier/Getty Images)

Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Chris Ferrie's board books introduce subjects like Rocket Science, Quantum Physics and General Relativity to toddlers and babies. What can parents do to make the concepts resonate?

(Image credit: Courtesy of Amber Faust)

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Top Performers Risk Being Undermined By Peers, Studies Shows

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:19pm

Studies highlighted in Scientific American indicate a propensity for less-well-performing employees to take aim at the efforts of their star coworkers.

(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Aztec 'Tower Of Skulls' Reveals Women, Children Were Sacrificed

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:45am

Some 650 skulls unearthed in Mexico City are believed to be the legendary Huey Tzompantli, a site for victims of human sacrifice first mentioned by Spanish conquistadors.

(Image credit: Hector Montano/AP)

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