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20 Years Ago, A Cloned Sheep Named Dolly Was Born

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Twenty years ago today, the world's first cloned mammal was born — a sheep named Dolly.

What Comes Next For NASA After Juno? Not Much

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:41am

Enjoy Juno's trip to Jupiter — after that we'll see a little gap in planetary science missions from the U.S. That's because a NASA budget crunch several years ago left fewer missions in the pipeline.

Can Social Science Help You Quit Smoking For Good?

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 11:10pm

One of Hidden Brain's producers tries to quit smoking using three interventions drawn from social science research.

Juno Mission Faces Make-Or-Break Orbit Moment

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

NASA's probe to Jupiter must fire its main engine to be captured by the giant planet's gravity. If the rocket doesn't fire, it's mission over. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with science correspondent Joe Palca from Pasadena.

By Jove: NASA Set To Put Juno Craft Into Jupiter's Orbit Monday Night

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 11:54am

"It's getting very real," says a leader of the mission to put a spacecraft into orbit around the large planet whose radiation and dust particles pose dangerous challenges.

Episiotomies Still Common During Childbirth Despite Advice To Do Fewer

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 7:00am

Overall rates of the surgical snip have declined nationally in the past decade. But, despite advice, some hospitals and certain doctors still routinely cut the vagina to ease a baby's birth.

Adelie Penguins In Danger

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 4:02pm

A new study says the population of Adelie penguins in the Antarctic could drop dramatically in population by 2099 due to climate change. Megan Cimino, who headed the study, explains why.

Few Young Doctors Are Training To Care For U.S. Elderly

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 4:02pm

Only about half of geriatric fellowships for medical residents in the U.S. are filled each year. Some students blame overwhelming medical school debt, which grows with every extra year of training.

Great White Shark Caught On Camera Napping For The First Time

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Scientists think they've finally caught on film a shark getting some rest. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Greg Skomal, a marine fisheries biologist, who was part of the team that collected the footage.

Biden Sees 'Significant Breakthroughs' On The Horizon For Cancer Initiative

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

For Vice President Joe Biden, the cancer "moonshot" is personal. He lost his son Beau to brain cancer. He says progress is being made on preventing, researching and treating cancer.

'Star Trackers' Help Juno Find Its Way

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Space navigation is tricky. There's no up or down, no left or right, and no road signs. This device uses stars to help determine if a spacecraft is off course. It takes nifty pictures, too.

As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.

Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The craft is designed to glean data from Jupiter that could also help us learn how Earth formed. But first, Juno has to get into orbit — determined by a crucial half-hour of firing by its main engine.




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