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EPA Chief Worried Trump Would Be 'Abusive To The Constitution'

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:02pm

In comments to a Tulsa radio host in February 2016, then Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he feared President Trump would use executive orders unconstitutionally if he were elected.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Why Males Are Biology's Riskier Sex

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:40am

New data have confirmed major differences in mutation rates between the sexes — showing that children inherit more mutations from their dads than from their moms, says guest commentator Robert Martin.

(Image credit: Tuan Tran/Getty Images)

A Century-Old Dairy Ditches Cows For High-Tech Plant Milk

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:00am

American aren't drinking as much milk. One long-established dairy is spurring business by replacing cows with nuts and grains, and using new technology to make alternative "milk" sources.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Elmhurst Milked)

Amateur Astronomer Finds NASA Satellite Long Given Up For Dead

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:31am

Scott Tilley was searching for a secret U.S. spy satellite when he found the spacecraft. "The odds are extremely good that it's alive," said a mission co-investigator.

(Image credit: NASA)

Can Seaweed Save Shellfish From Climate Change?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:01am

Warming oceans are hurting the shellfish industry. Scientists are hoping that seagrasses, like seaweed, can help soak up extra carbon in the water.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:01am

Why do dogs look different from wolves? The question bedeviled Charles Darwin. Now scientists have a fascinating theory that links droopy ears and splotchy coats with domestication.

(Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR's Skunk Bear)

Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:01am

Warming oceans are hurting the shellfish industry. Scientists are hoping that seagrasses, like seaweed, can help soak up extra carbon in the water.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

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