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Belgian And Dutch Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:28pm

Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though? That question is now a matter of international discord.

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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxins Of Others. Here's Why

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:39pm

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference. But tracking your yellowfin to the spot it was caught may be tricky.

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Trump Claims To Have Modernized The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:31pm

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that he modernized the U.S. nuclear arsenal as his first act in office. But others question that claim. NPR takes a closer look at America's nuclear capabilities.

Ahead Of Solar Eclipse, Small Town Prepares For Light Among The Darkness

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:31pm

When the total solar eclipse crosses North America next month, one city will be dark for the longest time. Hopkinsville, Ky., is a small town making big preparations for the big event.

Perseid Meteor Shower Falls Victim To Fake News. Sad!

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 2:52pm

It seems nothing is safe from fake news this year, not even the annual astronomical event. This year's Perseid show will be at its peak Saturday night into Sunday.

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This Could Be The Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found — And It's Finally Got A Name

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 2:14pm

After years of study, scientists have given a name to the prehistoric colossus: Patagotitan mayorum. And in a paper published Wednesday, researchers offered the world a closer glimpse.

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Earliest-Known Winged Mammal Relatives Discovered In China

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:37pm

These 160-million-year-old fossils are the oldest known examples of mammal relatives with the ability to glide. They're from an extinct lineage with no relationship to modern gliders.

(Image credit: (Reconstruction by April I. Neander/UChicago).)

When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Tasty Chips

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:35am

Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them, says a Danish gastrophysicist who's cracked the science of making them palatable.

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Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:16am

Millions of people play video games, but there's plenty of disagreement on whether they're good or bad for brains. Action games may have a different effect than something like Super Mario.

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At CERN, In Search Of Nature's Building Blocks

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:22am

In a world so divided by cultural and economic warfare, what happens at the European laboratory for particle physics stands out as a celebration of the best we have to offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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'Pay For Success' Approach Used To Fund A Program That Supports New Moms

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:00am

South Carolina says it will contribute up to $7.5 million to help fund the expansion of the "Nurse-Family Partnership" in the state if the program can show it is improving pregnancy outcomes.

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PHOTOS: A 'Massive' Wildfire Is Now Blazing In Greenland

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:54pm

NASA satellites detected the blaze just over a week ago. Since then, the rare wildfire in western Greenland has continued to burn through a region far better known for its ice and snow.

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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.

U.S. Already Feeling Consequences Of Global Warming, Draft Report Finds

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:27pm

The document, which was leaked ahead of publication, states that humans are causing climate change. The findings are at odds with statements by President Trump and key members of his administration.

Baby, It's Cold Inside

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:18am

AC is central to American life — more than 8 out of 10 homes have it.

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A Chip That Reprograms Cells Helps Healing, At Least In Mice

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:00am

This device shoots new genetic code into cells to make them change their purpose. Researchers say the chip could someday be used to treat injuries in humans. But they've got a long, long way to go.

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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:00am

A small number of passionate "shadow-lovers" roam the world to be at exactly the right place when the moon blots out the sun. One man has seen 33 — and calls each "one of the top events of my life."

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Federal Report Calls For $275 Million To Stop Asian Carp

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:59pm

The invasive species have been caught mere miles from Lake Michigan. Scientists fear if they invade the lake, they could spread throughout the Great Lakes.

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Syrian Refugee And German Scientist Make An Unlikely Team

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:40pm

In Leipzig, Germany, two scientists from very different backgrounds are working on a unique research project.

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'A Beautiful Spectacle': Geographer Makes Case To Witness Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

A total solar eclipse is the most beautiful natural spectacle Michael Zeiler has ever seen. The geographer tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that once one witnesses a total eclipse, they'll be hooked for life.

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