Scientists discover an ancient forest inside a giant sinkhole in China
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Source: NPR Health and Science - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dustin Jones Source Type: news

How Rahima came to hold a special place in smallpox history — and help ensure its end
Scientists went to extraordinary lengths to eradicate smallpox from the world. Rahima Banu is now recorded as having the last known naturally-occurring case of the deadly form.(Image credit: Daniel Tarantola/WHO) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alissa Escarce Source Type: news

Pro-Trump counties continue to suffer far higher COVID death tolls
As Americans commemorate a million deaths due to COVID-19, the partisan divide of who has gotten sick and died continues to grow, mostly due to disinformation about the vaccines. (Image credit: Daniel Wood/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Wood Source Type: news

Foresters hope 'assisted migration' will preserve landscapes as the climate changes
Foresters responding to climate change are experimenting with planting trees in Vermont that typically are found further south. They hope the trees will survive hotter and drier conditions to come.(Image credit: Emma Jacobs for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Jacobs Source Type: news

The case for revolutionizing child care in America
A new book argues that greater public support for parents is critical for the brain development of America's kids.(Image credit: Pixabay) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greg Rosalsky Source Type: news

FDA announces plans to ease the shortage of baby formula
Abbott, one of the largest formula-makers in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the government to bring a closed factory back on line. And the FDA is easing some restrictions on imported formula.(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

Scientists eavesdrop on an ancient river giant: the lake sturgeon
Lake sturgeon used to be common in rivers and lakes from Minnesota to Louisiana. Now the species is near extinction. Scientists are implanting radio transmitters to see how they can help save them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shahla Farzan Source Type: news

The wildfires burning in the Southwest are bad but 'not unprecedented'
Experts say the Southwestern U.S. is drier than it's been in some 1,200 years, which is one of, but not the only, drivers of the large infernos burning in New Mexico. (Image credit: New Mexico National Guard via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Siegler Source Type: news

Missouri scientists work to save lake sturgeon by electronically tracking them
With a decreasing population of lake sturgeon, nine states have listed the species as endangered. To protect them, scientists are studying where lake sturgeon travel before and after they reproduce. (Image credit: Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shahla Farzan Source Type: news

Is your house at risk of a wildfire? This online tool could tell you
Many people move without realizing the danger that wildfires pose to their new home. A new risk rating system could help buyers learn more on real estate sites.(Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

A landmark study tracks the lasting effect of having an abortion — or being denied one
The Turnaway Study followed nearly 1,000 women who sought abortions, interviewing them regularly for years to understand the impact on their mental and financial wellbeing. (Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Burbank Source Type: news

4 high school students talk mental health and how the pandemic changed them
After two years of isolation and uncertainty, many American teens are struggling with mental health problems. But they're also discovering themselves — and their own resilience. (Image credit: Photo collage by LA Johnson/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anya Steinberg Source Type: news

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
The study makes use of lunar soil samples collected from Apollo 11, 12 and 17.(Image credit: Tyler Jones/UF/IFAS) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rina Torchinsky Source Type: news

Housing costs skyrocket as SpaceX expands in Texas city
SpaceX plans to launch rockets near Brownsville, Texas, and send the first person to Mars from there. Seven years after breaking ground, residents say the only thing skyrocketing is housing prices.(Image credit: Gaige Davila/ Texas Public Radio ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gaige Davila | TPR Source Type: news

California just ran on 100% renewable energy, but fossil fuels aren't fading away yet
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Source: NPR Health and Science - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news