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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Doubts Basic Consensus On Climate Change

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not agree that carbon dioxide is the main driver of climate change.

Mozzarella Magic: How My Father And I Learned To Separate Curds And Whey

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 2:00pm

To feed their cheese habit, the author and her father took a crash course in mozzarella on a Pennsylvania farm. The experience offered valuable insight into the science and history of cheese-making.

(Image credit: Bruce Beans for NPR)

Scientists Closer To Creating A Fully Synthetic Yeast Genome

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 1:03pm

An international consortium of researchers has synthesized about a third of the genetic code of baker's yeast. It's an important milestone in science's quest to create complex "synthetic life."

(Image credit: Dennis Kunkel Microscopy/Science Source)

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:48am

In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:25pm

Two congressmen met with President Trump seeking support for a bill to expand the government's ability to negotiate drug prices. But it's not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian — And They Likely Kissed Our Human Ancestors

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 6:11pm

A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched).

(Image credit: Courtesy of Royal Belgian Institute of Nature Sciences)

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:03pm

After six weeks of training, people could memorize twice as much. Areas of the brain had begun communicating in new ways — a lot like what happens inside the heads of world memory champions.

(Image credit: Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images)

Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:02pm

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Effects Of Global Warming On Display In Antarctica

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.

The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid And Divorce

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

As Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, we examine how Medicaid expansion has affected divorce rates among older people.

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