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President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump is expected to make a decision regarding whether or not the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. NPR takes a look at the potential political and environmental impacts of leaving the agreement.

NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:52pm

The small spacecraft is set to hurtle toward the sun at about 450,000 miles per hour. Scientists hope it will clear up some big mysteries, such as why the sun's atmosphere is hotter than its surface.

(Image credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

Shareholders Push Exxon To Disclose Business Impact Of Fighting Climate Change

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:31pm

In a victory for environmental activists, investors have passed a non-binding proposal calling for Exxon Mobil to publicly examine how efforts to cut greenhouse gases would affect its bottom line.

(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:00pm

Researchers in Toronto are studying whether singing in a choir and practicing pitch can help hearing-impaired people function better in noisy environments.

(Image credit: Andrea Hsu/NPR)

Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:42am

President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and has been meeting this week with competing voices in his Cabinet.

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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:30am

In the late summer of 1982, one man worked around the clock to program the video game version of Steven Spielberg's E.T. in just five weeks. The result wasn't pretty.

(Image credit: Isabel Seliger for NPR)

Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:51am

A human rights group finds itself with an interesting problem — an overwhelming number of videos to catalogue as it builds legal cases. Computer scientists are creating tools to analyze the videos.

(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

College Art Professor Challenges Students To Build Insect Motels

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:40pm

A concerned University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee art instructor challenged her students to construct insect motels out of natural, untreated materials. Each motel must provide an appropriate habitat for a particular insect and attract human interest too, as each has a QR Code with information about why that bug or bee matters in nature and needs to be nurtured. Nearly 100 are installed in a state park overlooking Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee.

Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:56am

Some states dictate how doctors must treat this life-threatening reaction to infection, and early intervention is helping. But scientific evidence may be changing too rapidly for the rules to keep up.

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