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U.S. Chief Climate Negotiator: 'Paris Wasn't The End, Paris Is The Start'

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

Since the beginning of the Obama administration, Todd Stern has been the U.S. government's chief climate negotiator. He led the team in Paris that managed to get some 200 countries to agree to the most sweeping deal ever to limit global carbon emissions. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Stern about what's happened since Paris and his decision to step down from the job after seven years.

Just Like Human Skin, This Plastic Sheet Can Sense And Heal

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 1:59pm

Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.

Kepler Spacecraft Is Stable And Out Of Emergency Status, NASA Says

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:44pm

Kepler, the telescope that's nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the middle of last week.

Number Of Wild Tigers Increases For First Time In 100 Years

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:59am

Early in the 20th century, the world had some 100,000 tigers, according to estimates. The number fell sharply over time — but the World Wildlife Fund says it has now risen for the first time in years.

A Fitbit Saved His Life? Well, Maybe

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:40am

A man shows up in the emergency room with a speedy, irregular heartbeat, but can't say when it first went awry. No problem. The ER doctors just checked the phone records of his fitness tracker.

SpaceX Rocket Sticks The Landing After Resupply Mission

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:38pm

SpaceX successfully launched a rocket to resupply the International Space Station and landed the rocket on a drone ship at sea on Friday.

SpaceX Rocket Lands Safely On A Ship At Sea For the First Time

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:13pm

A resupply capsule, bearing an inflatable habitat, is en route to the International Space Station, and the first stage of the rocket that launched it has returned for a sea landing without exploding.

Baltimore Sees Hospitals As Key To Breaking A Cycle Of Violence

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:33pm

The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who have been trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found the program prevents repeat injuries.

Scientists Set To Drill Into Extinction-Event Crater In Mexico

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:59am

After a meteor punched a huge crater into the Earth 65.5 million years ago, 70 percent of the planet's species went extinct. Today, pieces of that meteor are found all over the world.

Online Comfort For Real-World Cancer Can Be Surprisingly Sweet

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Julian is a morning anchor for KPCC-FM in Los Angeles, a playwright and a former cop. His communities are legion, and all cared deeply when he got his terminal diagnosis. How best to reach out?

Cambodia Launches Plan To Reintroduce 'Functionally Extinct' Tigers

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 5:38pm

A successful revival would mean not only a healthier and more balanced ecosystem, but it could also boost Cambodia's ecotourism, bringing more revenue to the national economy.

NASA To Test Inflatable Room For Astronauts In Space

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:20pm

On Friday a supply rocket is scheduled to send an inflatable module to the International Space Station. The expandable technology is being developed by a private firm.

Is Samoa's Obesity Epidemic A Harbinger For Other Developing Nations?

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:38pm

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization.

Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death: The Disease That's Killing Native Hawaiian Trees

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:26pm

In Hawaii, more than 34,000 acres of forest have died from a mysterious disease. The blight is affecting a tree critical to Hawaii's natural water supply and cultural heritage.

Study Finds Deep Conversations Can Reduce Transgender Prejudice

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 1:38pm

After a study on about support for gay marriage was faked, the debunkers performed the experiment for real. This time, the results suggest canvassing door to door might reduce prejudice long-term.

Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:52am

Demand for sardines and other small species has exploded, with many being used as feed for livestock and fish farming. New rules aim to protect these species from overfishing off the U.S. West Coast.

Big California Firms Take On Health Care Giant Over Cost of Care

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:00am

Sutter Health's network has 24 hospitals and more than 5,000 doctors in Northern California — a huge share of the health care market. Big employers say Sutter has too much clout in setting prices.

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