Vaccination Against COVID 'Does Not Mean Immunity' For People With Organ Transplants
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Source: NPR Health and Science - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Godoy Source Type: news

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Including A Giant Chinese Rocket Plunging Toward Earth
U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around Saturday. (Image credit: Guo Wenbin/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.
The total, estimated by researchers at the University of Washington, is 57% higher than the official death toll. Worldwide, they said, COVID-19 deaths are nearing 7 million, twice the official total.(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Becky Sullivan Source Type: news

Deepening Drought Holds 'Ominous' Signs For Wildfire Threat In The West
After one of the most destructive and extreme wildfire seasons in modern history, residents of California are bracing again. Widening drought is creating conditions even worse than last year. (Image credit: Eric Westervelt/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Westervelt Source Type: news

A Fancy Bottle Of Wine That Went To Space Can Be Yours For Perhaps A Million Dollars
The bottle of Pétrus 2000, a luxury wine that would normally cost about $6,500, spent 14 months on the International Space Station. Now, via Christie's, it can be yours.(Image credit: Christie's Images Ltd. 2021) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Becky Sullivan Source Type: news

Trees Talk To Each Other. 'Mother Tree' Ecologist Hears Lessons For People, Too
Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are "social creatures" that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other of danger and sharing nutrients at critical times.(Image credit: Brendan George Ko/Penguin Random House) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It's Harming The Environment
A huge organic farm that's backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it's doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.(Image credit: Stringer) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

EPA Moves To Cut A Group Of Powerful Greenhouse Gases
The EPA plans to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. When HFCs are released into the atmosphere, they are extremely good at trapping heat.(Image credit: Keith Srakocic/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Can't Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy
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Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brink Source Type: news

NASA Makes New Plans For Ingenuity Helicopter On Mars
NASA announced Friday that it would be increasing operational testing on its Ingenuity helicopter following four successful test flights off the surface of Mars. (Image credit: NASA/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elena Moore Source Type: news

Got Mud? For Coastal Cities, Humble Dirt Has Become A Hot Commodity
Coastal communities will need massive amounts of mud and dirt to protect their shorelines from rising seas. One federal agency has it, but most is disposed of instead of reused.(Image credit: Cris Benton) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

New Tiny Computers Could Have A Huge Impact
It seems like computers are getting smaller all the time. Now some companies are betting big on new ones that run at the atomic level — tiny machines that could have a huge impact. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

What Is An 'Internal Wave'? It Might Explain The Loss Of An Indonesian Submarine
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

'Fresh Air' Remembers Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
Collins, who died April 27, orbited in Apollo 11 while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic moon walk. Speaking to Fresh Air in 1988, he described his solo orbit as "completely serene." (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Sonia Altizer: What Can We Learn From The Migration Of Monarch Butterflies?
Monarch butterflies fly the longest two-way migration of any insect species. Ecologist Sonia Altizer shares how these intrepid butterflies make the journey — and how it's being threatened.(Image credit: University of Georgia) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carolyn Freiwald: What Can Our Teeth Tell Us About Where We Come From?
Much of our ancestral histories can be found in our bones. Archaeologist Carolyn Friewald traces the story of human migration through the hidden clues in our bones and our teeth.(Image credit: Courtesy of TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Alzheimer's Drug May Boost Cognition In People With Fragile X Syndrome
An experimental medicine seems to ease symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and autism.(Image credit: Richard J. Green/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Biden Administration Seeks To Build Trust And Diversity Among Federal Scientists
Climate and health policies rely on scientific expertise. But the federal science workforce has been shaped by decades of political interference, underfunding and race and gender bias.(Image credit: Cornell Watson for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Why Having Diverse Government Scientists Is Key To Dealing With Climate Change
Climate and health policies rely on scientific expertise. But the federal science workforce has been shaped by decades of political interference, underfunding and race and gender bias.(Image credit: Cornell Watson for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Senate Votes To Restore Regulations On Climate-Warming Methane Emissions
The Trump administration rolled back the regulations last year, a move that was so controversial even some oil companies opposed it. Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Brady Source Type: news

'Mom Genes' Aims To Examine Biological Transformations Of Motherhood
Abigail Tucker's descriptions of how radically women may change at the time of motherhood — and, as an extension, how this might affect their ability to focus on other things — gets pretty harrowing.(Image credit: Gallery Books) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

25 Down And 71,632 To Go: Scientists Seek Genomes Of All Critters With A Backbone
Biologists say newly efficient and accurate gene sequencing techniques have allowed them to fairly quickly detail full genomes and find overlooked genes in a broad range of 25 important species.(Image credit: Keith Williams/Flickr) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

California's 'White Gold' Rush: Lithium In Demand Amid Surge In Electric Vehicles
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Purper Source Type: news

Here Come The Cicadas
People in D.C. and other cities are starting to see periodical cicadas. The red-eyed flying insects known as Brood X emerge every 17 years. (Image credit: Ed Reschke/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacob Fenston Source Type: news

Billions Of Cicadas Will Be Emerging Soon
Soon, billions of periodical cicadas will emerge from the earth in parts of the East Coast and Midwest — a spectacle that only happens every 17 years. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacob Fenston Source Type: news

COMIC: For My Job, I Check Death Tolls From COVID. Why Am I Numb To The Numbers?
Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn't feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.(Image credit: Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Connie Hanzhang Jin Source Type: news

COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness
Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn't feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.(Image credit: Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Connie Hanzhang Jin Source Type: news

People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean?
The term is a reference to two particular mutations in SARS-CoV-2. But the variant in India could carry additional mutations.(Image credit: Juan Gaertner) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

John Kerry Says Climate Change Is An 'Existential' Crisis
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Shapiro Source Type: news

Man's Ancient Friend: 6,000-Year-Old Dog Remains Found On Arabian Peninsula
As archeologists in Saudi Arabia excavated an ancient tomb last year, they were surprised to find what's believed to be the earliest example of dog domestication in the region.(Image credit: Royal Commission for AlUla, Discovery and the University of Western Australia) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Sirianni Source Type: news

Scientists Say The Rush To Do COVID Research Led To A Whole Lot Of Waste
That's the perspective in new papers in Lancet Global Health that assess the nearly a quarter of a million studies on treatments for COVID-19.(Image credit: Lily Padula for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joanne Silberner Source Type: news

SpaceX Rocket Launches With Astronauts Aboard
The company's third crewed spacecraft took off from Florida early Friday.(Image credit: John Raoux/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Looking For A Way To Mark Earth Day? Try These Movies, Songs, Books And More
When you come back inside after celebrating Earth with a walk or by planting some trees, check out these ways NPR's Arts & Culture team has connected with our Mother Earth via the arts.(Image credit: VCG via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR Staff Source Type: news

On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent
Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden administration's response to climate change.(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ruwitch Source Type: news

The Secret Mission To Unearth Part Of A 142-Year-Old Experiment
Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It's a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.(Image credit: Derrick L. Turner/Michigan State University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here's A New Strategy
For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.(Image credit: Shane Tolentino for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Anatomy Of A Spillover: We Failed To Stop SARS-CoV-2. How Do We Find Next 'Big One'?
For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.(Image credit: Shane Tolentino for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

European Union Regulator Says Benefits Outweigh Risks Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The European Medicines Agency says there is a possible link between the J&J vaccine and rare blood clotting. It says a warning should be added to the label, but says benefits outweigh the risks. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Beaubien Source Type: news

WATCH: The Moment NASA Controllers Learn That Ingenuity Is '1st In Flight' On Mars
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Photos: The Culture Of Whales
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taylor Haney Source Type: news

Success! NASA's Ingenuity Makes 1st Powered Flight On Mars
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

FAQ: America's New Promise On Climate
The U.S. is planning to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is America's return to the international climate stage. We break it down for you.(Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

How Spiders Can Improve 3D Printing Technology
Markus Buehler at MIT is learning from spiders. His lab turned the structure of spiderwebs into music, and could be on their way to "communicating" with them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher Studies How Messaging On COVID-19 Disparities Affects Policy Preferences
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professor Evan Lieberman about the study he co-authored looking at how sharing information about the pandemic's racial disparities affect peoples' policy opinions. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Answers Questions About Pterosaur's Big Head
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to entomology PhD student Cariad Williams about new research into a pterosaur with an unusual structure in its vertebra to support their large heads. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants
A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.(Image credit: Clint Penick) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Doubek Source Type: news

New Research Answers Questions About Dinosaur's Big Head
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to entomology PhD student Cariad Williams about new research into a dinosaur with an unsual structure in its vertebra to support their large heads. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients
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Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mara Gordon Source Type: news

$25 Million Worth Of Giant Clam Shells Seized In The Philippines
The raid Friday was the third giant clam bust in just over a month. Since the beginning of March, about $30 million worth of giant clams have been seized from illegal operations. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dustin Jones Source Type: news

SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander
The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years.(Image credit: SpaceX) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew S. Schwartz Source Type: news