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Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise You

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:00am

"You must leave now," thousands of Americans from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Florida, Montana, Texas and beyond were told, as floods, fire and wind threatened their lives. Some said no.

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Animals, Plants Rafted Across The Pacific After Japan's 2011 Earthquake

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:17pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Greg Ruiz, a marine ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, about nearly 300 Japanese marine coastal species that traveled across the Pacific Ocean.

Can Consciousness In Brain-Injured Patients Be Restored?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:01pm

Facing unresponsive brain-injury victims is a real-world example of the fact that we are locked out of the minds of others — but new research shows promise in restoring consciousness, says Alva Noë.

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An Absent EPA Climate Report, And A Tale Of Two Flooded Superfund Sites

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:16pm

A 2014 EPA climate report warned that Superfund site cleanup and monitoring processes needed updates to prepare for more severe floods. That report is no longer located on the current agency website.

(Image credit: Jason Dearen/AP)

The Pitfalls Of Social Media Advertising

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:02am

Many companies are investing money in social media to advertise new products. But they could be paying a hidden price for those ads.

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